Sunday, January 24, 2021

Faith Stowers Says Bravo Is on ‘Right Side of History’ After Firing ‘Racist ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Stars

Faith Stowers and Stassi Schroeder
Faith Stowers and Stassi Schroeder via Twitter

*Bravo has curbed four cast members of the hit series “Vanderpump Rules” following accusations of racism.

“Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules,” a Bravo spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Schroeder and Doute’s firings comes a week after former cast member Faith Stowers revealed that the two women had reported her to the police for crimes she didn’t commit.

“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady,” Stowers said during an Instagram Live video on June 2, per PEOPLE. “It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me.”

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Following news of their firing from the reality TV series, Stowers told Page Six. “I feel so vindicated studios and production are able to see blatant racism and make these positive changes and help move the race forward — help with the fight forward,” she said. “I was ready to put myself in the line of fire because I don’t know what will happen if I don’t say anything, but I’m glad I did.”

Stowers praised Bravo for holding Schroeder and Doute accountable.

“Now I’m seeing Bravo follow suit — the same as MTV and The Challenge — [by] letting go of castmates that have also made racist remarks. Bravo is releasing women that have given them crazy ratings because they want to be on the right side of history,” she said. “I’m seeing [that] people are finally hearing us.”

Schroeder previously confirmed calling the cops about Stowers during an appearance on the Bitch Bible podcast. 

In a statement posted on Sunday, she apologized and said she was “pushing” herself “to do better.”

“Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced. It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better,” Schroeder said. “I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused. I am grateful for the people in my life that continue to check me and push me to evolve into a more educated person.”

Addressing Stowers specifically, Schroeder said “My emotions over something that happened between our friends outweighed my logic, and there is no excuse for that. I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions,” she wrote. “What I did to Faith was wrong. I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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