Faith Stowers called out Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. The former didn’t have a positive experience when they were her co-stars on the Bravo reality series. Stowers recalled the time when they both reported her to the police for a crime she didn’t commit. Following the aftermath, the cable network parted ways with Schroeder and Doute, which vindicated Stowers.
Faith Stowers reacts to the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ firings
Fans that follow Vanderpump Rules were greeted with news that the cable network had massive layoffs on the Lisa Vanderpump-produced show.
“Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules,” Bravo said in a statement.
The axings of the castmates came after racial remarks that don’t have a place in our society with racially insensitive words having horrible ramifications. Stowers has now broken her silence after learning that her former co-stars would not continue on the reality series.
“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,” Stowers told Page Six.
Just before finding out the faith that Schroeder and Doute had, she told the publication that she had been praying. During prayer, she “felt God’s presence” that she took as a “sign of optimism” to show that “all of this was worth it.”
“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,” she added. “Bravo is releasing women that have given them crazy ratings because they want to be on the right side of history. I’m seeing [that] people are finally hearing us.”
Stowers hopes that producers think of diversity in their next projects and that it’s “not just a one-time thing.”
Stassi Schroeder apologized
Stowers revealed during an Instagram Live interview with Canda Rice from Floribama Shore, that her former co-stars called the cops on her.
“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady,” Stowers explained during an Instagram Live interview. “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. This is like, a true story. I heard this from actually Stassi during an interview.”
Following major backlash from fans of the show, as well as sponsors distancing themselves from Schroeder, she issued a public apology.
“My emotions over something that happened between out friends outweighed my logic, and there is no excuse for that,” Schroder said of calling the police on Stowers. “I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions. What I did to Faith was wrong.”
Although her apology didn’t save her job, Schroeder did recognize that what she did to Stowers was wrong.
“I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness,” she added. “I am also sorry to anyone else that feels disappointed in me, I am going to continue to look closer at myself and my actions — to take the time to listen, to learn, and to take accountability for my own privilege.”