The long-running Bravo reality TV series "Vanderpump Rules" has fired two of its biggest cast members, Stassi Schreoder and Kristen Doute, after stories about the two engaging in racist behavior emerged last week.
During an Instagram Live chat last week,"Vanderpump Rules" cast member Faith Stowers discussed a 2018 incident in which Schroeder and Doute reportedly had called the police to report her for crimes that had been reported in a newspaper article in a British publication.
"There was this article in the Daily Mail where there was an African American lady," said Stowers. "She looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people. And they (Schroeder and Doute) called the cops and said it was me."
On Monday, Variety Schroeder's agency, UTA, and her public relations firm, Metro Public Relations, have dropped her following the surfacing of the allegations towards Stowers. Doute has also been dropped by her book agency, Fuse Literary.
In addition to the exit of Schroeder and Doute, the show is also cutting ties with new cast members Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, both of whom have faced criticism after racists tweets recently surfaced.
Part two of the "Vanderpump Rules" reunion show is set to air Tuesday evening and a representative for Bravo declined to discuss whether the episode would address the controversy.