Weigh. Lisa Vanderpump responded to a fan’s question about diversity among the Vanderpump rules cast.
The former Real Beverly Hills housewives star 59 originally tweeted her interest in receiving fan inquiries as she prepares to launch her own podcast. In response to her July 30 tweet a user asked why there was a “lack of diversity” Vanderpump rulesprotagonists.
“I mean, it was mostly straight people, right?” the individual continued. “And will it come back after all the layoffs?”
In defense of the Bravo show, another fan argued that SUR Restaurant – the establishment where the cast works – currently has ‘hundreds of employees and is diverse’. The viewer then claimed that “this particular cast was a group of friends and they were what they were.”
The British restaurateur, in turn, agreed with the second user by writing on Saturday, August 1: “That is so true … not everyone wants to be in the eye of the storm.”
Vanderpump rules debuted on Bravo in 2013. The popular series gave a glimpse into the drama that takes place behind the scenes in her SUR Restaurant.
In June, the network announced the layoffs of Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens. Long-time stars Schroeder, 32, and Doute, 37, were accused of wrongfully reporting former costar Faith Stowers – who is black – to the police for a crime she did not commit. In addition, a surfaced image of the Next Level Basic author showed her referring to her outfit as “Nazi chic.”
Caprioni, 31, and Boyens, 27, had a series of social media posts featuring racist comments.
Vanderpump spoke out about the controversy by noting how she is “ deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment shown ” by the cast. “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,” wrote the businesswoman. via Instagram on June 10. “We never tolerated it in the workplace or in our lives. Although you only see a fraction of our employees on the show, a specific group of friends, in all of our companies, we have always been a very diverse group of people – every color, ethnicity and sexual orientation. ”
She continued, “Most of our employees have been working for us for over a decade and we’ve become a family; one that embraces and celebrates each other’s differences. I am proud of the inclusive company we have founded. We will continue to embrace diversity as one of our greatest strengths, and I am delighted to give you a deeper look into the versatile structure of our company in the future. ”
Series star Jax Taylor he later faced his own controversy when he was charged with alleging previously claiming Stowers, 31, had committed crimes and fellow alum Billie Lee claimed he “refused” to work with her because she is transgender. Taylor’s old friend and business partner Lance Bass also convicted the 41-year-old reality star for his “ignorance.”
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