‘Vanderpump Rules’: Lala Kent Finally Breaks Silence on Stassi Schroeder Firing
Lala Kent from Vanderpump Rules was a controversial figure when she joined the show. It was difficult for the Bravo star to get along with her co-stars but she was a fighter and stuck it out. Over the last seasons, she finally became friends with Stassi Schroeder and fans were eager to know what she thought about her firing. The Give Them Lala business owner is finally breaking her silence and giving her thoughts.
What did Lala Kent say?
Once upon a time, Kent and Schroeder were not friends but it all change. Now that Kent was part of Schroeder’s click, she will have to go on without her. Schroeder, along with Kristen Doute, were fired earlier this year from Vanderpump Rules for racist actions.
“To me, when people ask me how I feel about it … I try to not really get into it, but I will say that them not being on the show anymore … that hasn’t sunk in yet,” she said during an Instagram Live broadcast.
“Because we’ve had such [a] crazy ride together and our [lives] consist of each other,” she added. “You know when someone passes and you’re still fine because your body just goes into shock like you’re not used to it? That’s what it feels like.”
Stassi Schroeder apologizes for racial remarks
Schroeder was fired from the Bravo reality series after Faith Stowers recalled the time the former and Doute called the cops on her. They both believed she was a woman that was out on the run from authorities. The revelation came as the Black Lives Matter protests were rampant across the U.S. and the world.
“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.”
The former Bravo star didn’t get to keep her job as a reality TV personality and said that she felt bad for what she did to Stowers.
“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.”
Faith Stowers felt vindicated
After the cable network announced they were not going to be associated with Schroeder and Doute, Stowers said she felt vindicated.
“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.
Stowers went on to appear on MTV reality shows like Ex on The Beach and The Challenge after her stint on Vanderpump Rules.
“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.”
Bravo has not confirmed what their cast will look like for Vanderpump Rules Season 8 or when it would start filming.