Black Bravo Stars React To Stassi Schroeder & Kristen Doute’s Firings From ‘Vanderpump Rules’
As previously reported Faith Stowers, former castmate on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules and MTV’s Ex On The Beach, recently revealed her experience being the only black person on an all-white cast. She said that she was repeatedly attacked on the “Vanderpump Rules”, specifically by Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, and wasn’t given the opportunity to do interview confessionals to give her side of a story.
Now, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have reportedly been fired from “Vanderpump Rules” over the accusations. Stassi Schroeder has also reportedly lost her manager, publicist, and endorsement deals.
Bravo released an official statement and confirmed that Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were fired from the Bravo show as well.
Black cast members of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” and “Married To Medicine” franchises have reacted to the firings.
Nene Leakes from Real Housewives of Atlanta, was the first to drop a comment, calling on Bravo to have a private conversation about other experiences of racial inequality in the company.
Candiace Dillard Bassett from Real Housewives of Potomac also stopped by to voice her thoughts, saying that this was a great step, but she is interested in Bravo providing an explanation as to why the network is choosing not to associate with people who display implicit and explicit racial biases. She says that those decisions need to be apart of the conversation in order to heal wounds of racism in this country.
Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore from Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as Gizelle Bryant from Real Housewives of Potomac all dropped quick responses, happy to see change coming from the network.
Mariah Huq who is the creator, Executive Producer, and a part of the cast of Married To Medicine in Atlanta, came up with the idea of having a town hall meeting, stating that private meetings are the problem. She is seeking transparency from the network, asking them to value “creative, loyal, beautiful, talented, savvy, unparalleled, black creators, producers, and talent.”
Dr. Imani from Married To Medicine LA, who felt as though this was a great start, tells her network that Bravo needs to continue to “hold all those accountable for making racist remarks.” She adds that the network should also develop a space where black people feel heard, seen, and understood.
Dr. Wendy Osefo from The Real Housewives of Potomac, who shared her fellow Reality TV Peers sentiments, took it a step further by suggesting Bravo create a group of black talent, and executives, who share these views inclusionary practices, to “ensure equity within the workplace.”
What are your thoughts on Bravo’s firing of Bravo talent, and black TV stars’ from Bravo, voicing their opinions? Let us know in the comments!
Written By @DemiLobo