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The Daily Dish Vanderpump Rules

Has Lisa Vanderpump Forgiven Jax Taylor After His Arrest?

The #PumpRules boss weighs in on the SURver's incident in Hawaii.

By Jocelyn Vena
Jax’s Apology & Stassi’s Response

Jax Taylor isn't the only one who feels like some good came out of his arrest in Hawaii last July. His Vanderpump Rules boss, Lisa Vanderpump, tells The Daily Dish that his run in with the law came at just the right time for the SURver. 

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"Not his proudest moment, that’s for sure. I think it was a big shock to him. I really do. I think he was cavalier and he felt that he could pretty much do whatever he wanted," she said. "And I think that that was a large wake-up call. Also, I think feeling my foot up his ass didn’t help him because as sympathetic as I was, it wasn’t with him. It was for all the people around [him]. And, also, I felt that it tainted our show. That’s not what I want. And I understand irresponsible behavior, but, he took it too far."

As fans saw on the show earlier this week, Jax was arrested after he took a pair of sunglasses from a local store valued at more than $300. He was later charged with theft in the second degree and entered a no-contest plea. And in the coming weeks, the fallout from that incident will definitely play out in front of the cameras, including his sit-down with Lisa following the group's return to L.A. (As seen in the clip below.)

"You see on the show coming up, he takes a little bit more social responsibility [and] understanding about the importance of giving back. Because I also drove home to him, it’s not about him stealing and getting caught," she said. "Look at it about the business [that] somebody’s created that you walking off with their $300 or $400 pair of sunglasses could be their profit for that day and you don’t need that. So, really, as I’ve always said to my children, and I think you see that, is always try to look at it from somebody else’s point of view, the situation."

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