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Lisa Vanderpump And Andy Cohen Break Their Silence On Vanderpump Rules Firings!

Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen have separately spoken out about the recent Vanderpump Rules firings of Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni for their past racist actions.

If you recall, Bravo and production company, Evolution Media announced on Tuesday, June 9 that the four reality stars will not be returning to the series next season.

“So much talk about ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ and then of course, the reunion wound up airing last night,” Cohen said on his SiriusXM radio show “Andy Cohen Live” on Wednesday, according to Variety. “I absolutely support Bravo’s decision. I think it was the right decision.”

“I feel like I remind people of this all the time: I’m not in charge of programming at Bravo anymore; I am not an executive producer of ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Cohen said. “I don’t have anything to do with the show except I love it, and that I host the reunions.”

“I don’t produce the shows,” Cohen concluded. “So what I want people to know is I have no say in hiring and firing people.”

Meanwhile, Lisa Vanderpump took to social media where the SUR boss released an official statement in regards to the controversial firings of Schroeder, Doute, Boyers, and Caprioni.

“Over the past two weeks, many things have been brought to my attention, of which I and many others were previously unaware,” the statemet began. “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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