Lisa Vanderpump & Andy Cohen Comment on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast Firings; Stassi Schroeder’s Podcast, Witches of WeHo Wine & Kristen Doute’s Book Have All Been “Cancelled”

“Is it too late for us to try to argue our way out of this?”

The mistreatment Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute subjected their former Vanderpump Rules co-star Faith Stowers to has not only cost them their jobs with Bravo, but nearly every money-making gig they’ve sought outside of the network as well. The latest casualties include Stassi’s Straight Up with Stassi podcast, the girls’ Witches of WeHo wine line and Kristen’s just-released book.

One day after the firings, ‘VP’ matriarch Lisa Vanderpump, as well as Andy Cohen, finally spoke out about Stassi, Kristen and others getting the ax.

As The Ashley told you Tuesday, both Stassi and Kristen were fired from ‘Vanderpump Rules’ after racist actions  and comments made against Faith (discussed by Stassi herself in 2018) resurfaced during an online interview Faith did with Floribama Shore star Candace Rice.

Prior to Bravo’s announcement of Stassi and Kristen’s firing, racist comments made by Stassi over the years on her Straight Up with Stassi podcast began to resurface, causing many sponsors— including Just Fab, Secret deodorant, Skrewball Whiskey, Glamour magazine and vitamin company Ritual— to cut ties with Stassi.

However, one of the biggest hits – aside from getting the boot from Bravo – came Tuesday when announced it was removing Stassi’s podcast from its portfolio.

“We recently learned of racially charged and inappropriate actions by Stassi Schroeder during one of her previous projects,” the statement read. “In light of this, has made the decision to part ways with her. We take these matters very seriously and condemn these actions. Straight Up with Stassi has been removed from our portfolio.”’s announcement received mixed reviews in the comment section, with many supporting the company for “doing the right thing” and suggesting the budget for Stassi’s podcast be utilized to “uplift voices of Black podcasters.” 

“Thank you for doing the right thing and standing with the BIPOC community,” another person commented. “This response is late, but it is still very important to take a stand.” 

Others, however, took issue with continuing to employ Stassi for two years after these issues were first brought to light. One person questioned, “What changed now?” 

” … It happened two years ago and just now you decide to do this,” another asked. “I’m not condoning the behavior, but if you really took these matters seriously, you would have done this a long time ago.” 

While Stassi mourns the loss of her podcast, Kristen likely shares a similar feeling for having chosen to launch her new book, He’s Making You Crazy, in the midst of this controversy. 

On Tuesday, her publisher, Chicago Review Press, confirmed it would no longer promote her book and that it had canceled all remaining events on her book tour. 

“Chicago Review Press prides itself on publishing books that promote social justice and equality,” the publisher stated on Instagram. “We are a company that strives to be aware, pay attention, and make a positive contribution to the world around us, but we also know that there is always room to do better and learn more; we are working on it. Therefore, we will no longer promote ‘He’s Making You Crazy’, and we’ve canceled all remaining virtual or in-person events.” 

As expected, it was also announced on Tuesday that Witches of WeHo wine— the alcoholic beverage created by Kristen, Stassi, and Katie Maloney— was being pulled as a result of the recent events. According to Us Weekly, wine manufacture Nocking Point said it would no longer be producing or selling either of the two “potions” created by the trio. 

Regarding the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ firings – which also included dropping newcomers Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni for past racist tweets – show matriarch Lisa Vanderpump finally issued a statement on Wednesday, explaining it was necessary for her to be quiet until now, “until decisions were made.” 

“That decision being how long can I hide out in Villa Rosa before I’m forced to comment on this… “

” … I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed,” she continued. “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 went on to claim that viewers “only see a fraction” of her employees on the show, as it depicts a “specific friend group,” though she assured that as a company, “we have always been a very diverse group of people – every color, ethnicity and sexual orientation.”

While Lisa did not directly address the actions of Stassi, Kristen, Brett or Max, she said she was excited to give viewers a “deeper look into the multi-faceted fabric” of her company in the future. 

In comparison, Andy Cohen addressed Bravo’s decision to fire the ‘VP’ cast members, saying it was the right move

” … I will say this about what happened,” he told listeners Wednesday on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy. “I absolutely support Bravo’s decision, I think it was the right decision.” 

Especially after dealing with all of this…

Andy went on to clarify that he’s not in charge of programming at Bravo anymore, nor is he an executive producer of ‘Vanderpump Rules’. 

“I don’t have anything to do with the show except I love it and that I host the reunions,” he added. “I don’t produce the show so what I want people to know is I have no say in hiring or firing. … There is a lot more to discuss and we’re already having those discussions.” 

While Andy may not have any say in hiring or firing, Stassi coincidentally posted a photo of the two of them and Summer House star Kyle Cooke in February, with a caption asking that Bravo “never fire” her.  

Stassi’s foreshadowing-post is now flooded with comments calling the caption “awkward” and suggesting that she “probably turn off the comments for this one.” 

RELATED STORY: Stassi Schroeder & Kristen Doute Fired From ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Over Racist Actions Against Faith Stowers; Max Boyens & Brett Caprioni Dropped From Cast 

(Photos: Bravo; MTV; Instagram; Twitter) 


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    Give me a break!! Ruining people’s lively hoods because of an albiet, hateful prank is ridiculous. Maybe it should be left to law enforcement to decide their charges and not public opinion. Perhaps Faith should have some consequences for sleeping with someone that she knew was in a different relationship.

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    Good riddance to them all! Especially max the douchebag.

  3. I’m glad Stassi got fired. She’s racist and entitlement she used her white privileges to get what she wanted in the past. And karma is a bitch…hopefully BRAVO would add new castings of many cultures besides white people.

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  5. Lisa Vanderpump is the definition of class. Why these two women were ever associated with her is beyond me. They needed to go along time ago.
    Thank you Lisa for setting an example to our young ladies, what a lady should be.
    Love You

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    Condeming and destroying these womens lives is TOTAL FUCKING BULLSHIT AND SICKENS ME. over what? A slutty bitch who fucked her way to fame? BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT. WHITE RACISM in full effect right here. you wont post this so what does it matter.

    1. I completely agree with Rachel Smuck. I may not have worded the same but the sentiment is right on. These sponsors dropping Stassi are ruining her life. She was young. Haven’t we all made mistakes along the way? You don’t make it right by following sheep and blacklisting her. All of the sudden, we’re sensitive! Bullshit is right. Bravo, you lost a viewer.

  7. I definitely feel none of this would have been brought to light if it wasn’t for all the controversy at this time . However I do believe that the people that has worked with stassi and everyone else has known of their actions and didn’t do anything about it until now. That’s what really bothers me .

  8. Fire them all. The show is nothing but petty, hateful garbage. Fire Cohen too for all I care. He harbors that environment and has done nothing of past complaints to rectify anything.

  9. I think while fans only believe that she and Kristen actively called the police with false accusations; they also milined her on social media and podcasts. Stassie dressed in a SS Halloween custome, while Kristen dressed as Tupac for their “gang” affiliated customes. Who believes that her dressing as a Nazi is ok as well? Faith reported them years ago, and nothing was done. This is not a new occurrence. Now Stassie has her brother online asking for sympathy? He should have been asking for help for her when she continually posted her racist BS. It’s gonna be hard to pay those mortgages when you have no income and brought it all on yourself. It always amazes me when people say it was in the past. Who are you to decide when we have to just accept a half assed public apology that you never gave one to the person that you affected?

    1. The show was horrible this season prior to these allegations, to me it should be over anyway. Stassi has and always will be a hateful, vindictive, mean spirited bully. I pay little to no attention to her so had no idea that her and Kristin were also doing blatantly racist things. I don’t think the Faith thing was based on race, I think they did it to “get even” with her for upsetting backwoods Brittany by Faith sleeping with walking STD Jax. Who hasn’t slept with Jax? All four have!!
      And please, Bravo, LVP, and none of these companies would have done any of this if it weren’t for the BLM movement. Apparently this has been a well known fact for years they have all chosen to ignore. Hypocrites.

    2. First Faith Stowers went after Sassie and Kirsten. Then within days later she trashed Lisa Vanderpumps name. Now, she is going after Jax. WHOS NEXT? It looked to me like Faith Stowers is getting even for something. This to will come put in the wash. Karma.

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