Re-starter and reality star Bravo posted a statement on his confirmed Instagram account on Wednesday.
“In the past two weeks, many things have happened to me, of which I and many others were not aware before. It should have been calm until today, until decisions are made,” Vanderpump wrote. “Now I can speak freely from the heart.”
Bravo confirmed to CNN that “Vanderpump Rules” members actors Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute will not return to the show after Faith Stowers, who occasionally appears in the series, accused a couple of racist actions against her. Schroeder and Doute are white and Stowers black.
New cast members Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were also fired from the show after racist tweets from their past recirculated. Vanderpump owns several restaurants in the Los Angeles area, and the reality show focuses on the lives of some of its employees.
Vanderpump wrote in her published statement about the “devastating grief that has taken place on a global scale”, adding: “I hope that this generation will treat each other with respect and humanity and understand that actions have and should have consequences.”
“I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by the shortcomings that have emerged,” she wrote. “As many of you know, after watching me for 10 years, I have always been an equal rights activist and ally – my family, my company and I condemn all forms of cruelty, racism, homophobia, arrogance and unequal treatment.” I never tolerated it in the workplace or in our lives. “
The former member of the cast of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” said viewers see only a fraction of her employees in the show, noting that her company is involved and adding that she will continue to embrace diversity.
“So much of what has happened in the world is not right, fair or acceptable,” Vanderpump wrote. “We all need to work to create a society we can be proud of and I hope that as we move forward, we will live in a world where kindness and compassion are our greatest values.”