Tom Sandoval has spoken for the first time about the firings of his co-stars from the Vanderpump Rules Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni.
Tom, 36, was returning to bars in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, when he broke the silence about the firings of his four co-stars, whom Bravo let go of for his past racist actions and comments.
“It’s crazy, it definitely changes things, and honestly, we’ll have to wait and see what happens,” Tom told KMOV4.
‘Definitely changes things’: Tom Sandoval has first spoken out about the firings of his Vanderpump Rules co-stars Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni
Bravo announced earlier this month that four of the cast members were being fired after racially motivated actions and comments.
Max and Brett were fired for past racist tweets, while Stassi and Kristen, who were among the show’s biggest stars, were fired after former cast member Faith Stowers, who is Black, revealed that she was falsely accused of a crime to the police. .
Stassi also made racially callous comments around the #OscarsSoWhite movement on her podcast, Straight Up With Stassi, in 2017.
In addition to his work, Stassi lost his agent, publicist, and his conference tour, Straight Up With Stassi LIVE, was canceled entirely, according to TMZ.
Dismissed: Stassi and Kristen, who were among the show’s biggest stars, were fired after former cast member Faith Stowers, who is Black, revealed that she was falsely accused of a crime by police (in the photo of 2018)
Both Stassi and Kristen apologized shortly after their past actions came to light.
“Racially callous comments from my past have reappeared,” Stassi, who has since announced her pregnancy, said in a statement on Instagram.
“It is important that I continue to take responsibility for what I have said and done as I strive to improve,” he said. “I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the pain I caused.”
“I also want to talk to my former co-star Faith Stowers,” said Stassi, who prepared the plan with Kristen. ‘My emotions about something that happened between our friends overcame my logic, and there is no excuse for that.
Canceled: In addition to his job, Stassi lost his agent, publicist, and his conference tour, Straight Up With Stassi LIVE, was completely canceled, according to TMZ.
Apologies: Doute has since apologized for falsely accusing Faith Stowers of a crime.
‘I did not then recognize the serious ramifications that could have occurred due to my actions. What I did to Faith was wrong. I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness.
“I will continue to take a closer look at myself and my actions, take the time to listen, learn and take responsibility for my own privilege.”
In a statement posted on her Instagram, Kristen wrote: ‘I have taken time to really process what I have been seeing, feeling and learning. And I need to specifically address something that happened a few years ago with my former co-star, Faith Stowers, ” she wrote.
“Although my actions were not motivated by race, I am now fully aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement treatment of the black community and how dangerous my actions would have been to it.”
Kristen added: ‘It was never my intention to increase injustice and imbalance. I am ashamed, ashamed and incredibly sorry. I will do it better. I have to do better.
Meanwhile: Stassi has announced that she is expecting her first child with her fiancé Beau Clark.