Bravo announced on Tuesday that it has fired Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for their actions against their former co-star Faith Stowers and, while some of the show’s fans voiced their unhappiness on social media about the network’s decision, one person who is grateful to see the big move is Faith herself.
In an interview with Page Six on Tuesday, Faith said she feels “so vindicated” to see Stassi and Kristen punished for what they did to her in 2018, and that she feels “a sense of glory” that Bravo was willing to fire some of its most-popular stars in order to show its support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I was ready to put myself in the line of fire because I don’t know what will happen if I don’t say anything, but I’m glad I did,” Faith told the site after hearing the news of the firings. “Now I’m seeing Bravo follow suit, releasing women that have given crazy ratings for them because they want to be on the right side of history, and I’m seeing people are finally hearing us.”
As The Ashley previously told you, Faith blasted Stassi and Kristen in an online interview with Floribama Shore star Candace Rice last week. During the interview, Faith discussed what it was like to be the only African-American cast member on ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ and exposed the mistreatment Stassi and Kristen subjected her to, most notably the times in 2018 they called the police on her and tried to get her arrested for crimes she didn’t commit. (You can listen to the interview below.)
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After it was announced that Stassi and Kristen have lost their spots on ‘VP’ (not to mention a ton of endorsement deals and partnerships), Faith stated that she is happy that they are finally being punished for their cruelty toward her. (Racist remarks that Stassi made on her Straight Up with Stassi podcast also came under fire following Faith’s interview going viral. The podcast has since been removed from all platforms.)
“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,” she told Page Six, adding that she had been praying when she heard the news of the firings.
“I was in the middle of prayer and I felt a sense of — I know it sounds corny — I felt a sense of glory. I felt God’s presence, and I’m seeing now [that Bravo announced the firings], maybe that is what that was. He gave me a sign of optimism meant to be hopeful and showing that all of this was worth it.”
She then commended Bravo, as well as MTV— which airs Ex on the Beach and The Challenge, which are shows Faith has appeared on— for axing cast members who have made racist remarks in the past. (As The Ashley previously told you, ‘The Challenge’ cast member Dee Nguyen got fired on Monday, and on Tuesday, MTV announced it was cutting ties with Taylor Selfridge— of Teen Mom OG and Are You The One? fame— due to racist tweets she posted years ago.)
“Now I’m seeing Bravo follow suit — the same as MTV and ‘The Challenge’ — [by] letting go of cast mates that have also made racist remarks,” Faith said. “[I hope these networks are] ready to hire casting directors and producers of color to make sure these changes are not just a one-time thing.”
Faith also had a message for Stassi and Kristen (as well as Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, who were also fired from ‘Vanderpump Rules’ on Tuesday for their past racist tweetings.)
“I hope they use this time that they have now to educate themselves to why this happened to them and try to use [their] voice later for real change,” she said.
All of the fired ‘VP’ cast members have publicly apologized for their past words and actions.
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