‘Vanderpump Rules’: Faith Stowers Breaks Silence and Reacts to Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute Firing
Bravo has truly shaken things up. The network that has overlooked the racist tendencies of some of its stars in the past has finally taken a stand against prejudice. The network has fired Vanderpump Rules stars Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder after a shocking story resurfaced about the two calling the cops and falsely accusing Faith Stowers, the only black person on the show, of a crime.
Now, Stowers has spoken on how she feels about the whole incident.
Stowers recently went live on Instagram with Candace Rice of Floribama Shore. During the conversation, she spoke about the incident that happened with her former 5 castmates.
“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady,” Stowers said. “They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from actually Stassi during an interview. It was just funny, because they thought it was me because it was a black woman with a weave. So they just assumed it would be me, and they called the cops on me.”
Stassi and Kristen apologize
Schroeder and Doute were quick to apologize for this incident once it resurfaced.
“Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced,” Schroeder wrote. “It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better. 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.”
She went on to address Stowers and admit that what she did to her was wrong. Doute also admitted that her actions were careless and dangerous.
“Although my actions were not racially driven, I am now completely aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement’s treatment of the black community, and how dangerous my actions could have been to her,” she wrote. “It was never my intention to add to the injustice and imbalance.”
How does Faith Stowers feel now?
It was not Stowers’ intention to get anyone fired from Vanderpump Rules when she recounted the story.
“I didn’t know how to react to the news that they were fired. I don’t wish that upon anyone,” she told HollywoodLife. “I was excited that [Bravo, the parent network] was going to hear us and do something about it. That’s what made me feel good because they’re showing that they’re not going to stand for any social injustice and that makes me feel really proud to be a part of this company.”
Though Doute and Schroeder apologized publicly, they never reached out to Stowers directly.
“I can’t answer why they didn’t [reach out],” she told the outlet. “I just can only speak for myself. I know that if I hurt somebody I would always try to reach out and apologize personally.”
Stowers said that if they would have contacted her, she would have listened to their side of the story.
“I would’ve heard what they had to say because everybody deserves forgiveness.”