Lisa Vanderpump Breaks Silence Following Recent “Vanderpump Rules” Firings

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Lisa Vanderpump has remained quiet as four members of the cast of her hit reality show, Vanderpump Rules, have been fired due to past offensive racial actions and tweets.

Until now.

The reality series star, who got her television start by appearing on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, took to Instagram to address the recent firings of employees Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, as a result of offensive racial actions.

In a lengthy message on social media, Lisa writes:

“Over the past two weeks, many things have been brought to my attention, of which I and many others were previously unaware. It was necessary for me to be quiet until now, until decisions had been made. Now I can freely speak from the heart.

“As we’ve seen such devastating sadness that has played out globally, we all have a part to play to create a kinder, more just society. My hope is for this generation to treat each other with respect and humanity, and realize that actions have; and should have, consequences.

[RELATED: “Vanderpump Rules” Fires Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni For Past Racially Offensive Actions]

“I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed. As many of you know, after watching me for 10 years, 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. We’ve never tolerated it in the workplace or our lives.  While you only see a fraction of our employees on the show, a specific friend group, across all of our companies, we have always been a very diverse group of people – every color, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

“Most of our employees have worked for us for over a decade, and we have become a family; one that embraces and celebrates each other’s differences. I am proud of the inclusive company that we’ve created. We will continue to embrace diversity as one of our greatest strengths, and I’m excited to give you deeper look into the multi-faceted fabric of our company in the future.

“The world needs to move forward with a kinder generation. Everybody deserves to feel safe, heard and appreciated in their communities. So much of what has transpired in the world is not right, fair or acceptable. We all have work to do to create a society we can be proud of and I hope as we venture forward, we strive to live in a world where kindness and compassion are our highest values. Thank you for listening, love Lisa.”

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Over the past two weeks, many things have been brought to my attention, of which I and many others were previously unaware. It was necessary for me to be quiet until now, until decisions had been made. Now I can freely speak from the heart. As we’ve seen such devastating sadness that has played out globally, we all have a part to play to create a kinder, more just society. My hope is for this generation to treat each other with respect and humanity, and realize that actions have; and should have, consequences. I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed. As many of you know, after watching me for 10 years, 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. We’ve never tolerated it in the workplace or our lives.  While you only see a fraction of our employees on the show, a specific friend group, across all of our companies, we have always been a very diverse group of people – every color, ethnicity and sexual orientation.  Most of our employees have worked for us for over a decade, and we have become a family; one that embraces and celebrates each other’s differences. I am proud of the inclusive company that we’ve created. We will continue to embrace diversity as one of our greatest strengths, and I’m excited to give you deeper look into the multi-faceted fabric of our company in the future. The world needs to move forward with a kinder generation. Everybody deserves to feel safe, heard and appreciated in their communities. So much of what has transpired in the world is not right, fair or acceptable. We all have work to do to create a society we can be proud of and I hope as we venture forward, we strive to live in a world where kindness and compassion are our highest values. Thank you for listening, love Lisa

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News broke on Tuesday (June 9) that four members of the Vanderpump Rules cast were being fired from the show for offensive racial actions.

Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were recently called out by former African American castmate Faith Stowers, for calling the police because she looked like another black woman involved in a robbery.

“They thought it was me because it was a black woman with a weave,” Stowers shared on the Instagram Live. “So they just assumed it would be me and they called the cops on me. And it didn’t work so they were upset about that. So they said, “she’s military, she’s awol. The Military is looking for her so get her that way. No. I was actually honorably discharged and I have that paper work and I showed that as well online. I was upset that they were trying every avenue.”

After Faith spoke out, Stassi began to lose brand sponsorships and she and Doute issued apologies.

“I also want to address my former castmate, Faith Stowers. My emotions over something that happened between our friends outweighed my logic and there is no excuse for that. I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions,” Schroeder wrote in part.

“What I did to Faith was wrong,” she added. “I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness. I am also sorry to anyone else that feels disappointed in me. I  am going to look closer at myself and my actions- to take the time to listen, to learn, and to take accountability for my privilege.”

[RELATED: Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute Apologize for Harsh Treatment of Faith Stowers]

“I have been taking some time to really process what I’ve been seeing, feeling and learning,” Doute wrote. “And I need to address something specifically that happened a few years ago with my former castmate, Faith Stowers. Although, my actions were not racially driven, I am now completely aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement’s treatment of the black community, and how dangerous my actions could have been to her. It was never my intention to add to the injustice and imbalance. I am ashamed, embarrassed, and incredibly sorry. I will do better. I have to do better.”

Both ladies were later fired from Vanderpump Rules reality show.

Max and Brett were called out earlier this year when past racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced online. However, they remained with the show at the time.

Both Max and Brett apologized and even doubled down on their apology when given the chance to speak about the offending tweets on the Vanderpump Rules: Reunion Part 1.

They have since been fired from the show.