Lisa Vanderpump is speaking out again about the firing of Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute from Vanderpump Rules.
The 60-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills socialite and restaurateur on “The Skinny Confidential Him & Her” podcast and opened up about her thoughts of the entire ordeal.
Stassi and Kristen, among a few others, were fired from the Bravo show following their past behavior towards another co-star, Faith Stowers.
When asked about her thoughts on the situation, Lisa shared that while she doesn’t condone the acts that Stassi and Kristen did, she doesn’t think they are racist.
“It wasn’t right what they did at all, but do I think they’re racist? A thousand per cent not. Because I have a lot of diverse people working for me that they’ve all been working very close to for many years,” she shared. “Do I think it was a racist action? Not at all.”
Lisa continued, “I just think it was awful timing and stupid and ignorant.”
She also spoke on Stassi‘s behavior more, saying that she thinks “everything was so inflamed at that time, but it had also been an accumulation of things she had done. It wasn’t just one remark, and I think the fact that she was proactive in calling with this whole Faith situation just was not the way to handle things.”
Lisa said that Stassi did have a “lack of awareness,” “lived in her own bubble,” and so Bravo had to “do what they had to do.”
“I don’t like this cancel culture, either,” Lisa admitted. “Of course, I do think sometimes people should be punished and there should be punitive ramifications and actions do have consequences, but I think people can grow from their mistakes. I really do, and I think reality television is quite a good place to learn and see the growth.”
Lisa first opened up about the firings back in June.
If you didn’t see, Stassi just welcomed her first child with Beau Clark. Find out the baby’s name here!
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