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Following the news that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni would not be returning to Vanderpump Rules, Lisa Vanderpump shared a statement on her Instagram on Wednesday, June 10.
"Over the past two weeks, many things have been brought to my attention, of which I and many others were previously unaware. It was necessary for me to be quiet until now, until decisions had been made. Now I can freely speak from the heart," Lisa's message began. "As we’ve seen such devastating sadness that has played out globally, we all have a part to play to create a kinder, more just society. My hope is for this generation to treat each other with respect and humanity, and realize that actions have; and should have, consequences."
She went on to express her continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. "I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed. As many of you know, after watching me for 10 years, I have always been an equal rights activist and ally — my family, my businesses and I condemn all forms of cruelty, racism, homophobia, bigotry and unequal treatment. We’ve never tolerated it in the workplace or our lives," Lisa said. "While you only see a fraction of our employees on the show, a specific friend group, across all of our companies, we have always been a very diverse group of people - every color, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Most of our employees have worked for us for over a decade, and we have become a family; one that embraces and celebrates each other’s differences. I am proud of the inclusive company that we’ve created. We will continue to embrace diversity as one of our greatest strengths, and I’m excited to give you deeper look into the multi-faceted fabric of our company in the future."
Lisa concluded her note by sharing her hopes for the future. "The world needs to move forward with a kinder generation. Everybody deserves to feel safe, heard and appreciated in their communities. So much of what has transpired in the world is not right, fair or acceptable," she shared. "We all have work to do to create a society we can be proud of and I hope as we venture forward, we strive to live in a world where kindness and compassion are our highest values. Thank you for listening, love Lisa."
Andy Cohen also shared his reaction to the Vanderpump Rules cast changes on his SiriusXM show on Radio Andy on June 10. “I absolutely support Bravo’s decision,” he said. “I think it was the right decision."
Stassi and Kristen have appeared on Vanderpump Rules since Season 1. Max and Brett joined the show in the current Season 8.
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