Taryn RyderJune 10, 2020, 1:45 PM CDT
On Tuesday, Bravo confirmed original cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired after a racially charged incident with former co-star, Faith Stowers, resurfaced. Cohen, who hosts the Vanderpump Rules reunions, said he fully backs the network’s decision.
“I will say this,” he began Wednesday on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. “I absolutely support Bravo’s decision, I think it was the right decision.”
Bravo and Evolution Media also confirmed Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, who joined the cast this past season, won’t return after old racist tweets were unearthed.
Cohen said he’s been getting “so many tweets and messages” about what’s happening and he wants “to remind people” he doesn’t make any decisions when it comes to Vanderpump Rules.
“I’m not in charge of programming at Bravo anymore. I am not an executive producer of Vanderpump Rules,” he continued. “I don’t have anything to do with the show except that I love it and that I host the reunions.”
Cohen is essentially the face of the network and hosts the popular late-night show Watch What Happens Live, so it’s understandable why people wanted him to weigh in. However, he emphasized he has nothing to do with “hiring and firing” on programs he doesn’t produce.
“I don’t produce the show, so what I want people to know is I have no say in hiring and firing people,” he noted. “I really am only an [executive producer] of the Real Housewives and Watch What Happens Live.”
Lisa Vanderpump broke her silence on Wednesday afternoon and fans have been anxiously awaiting her response. At first glance, it doesn’t appear many are satisfied. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum explained it was “necessary for me to be quiet until now, until decisions had been made.”
“I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed,” Vanderpump wrote. However, she didn’t specifically address any of the firings or Stowers specifically. Instead, the reality star defended the kind of workplace she has created in her restaurants, insisting its one of inclusivity.
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