‘Vanderpump Rules’: Lisa Vanderpump Slams Racist Tweets by Cast Members

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Bravo fans demanded a reply from Lisa Vanderpump after racist tweets surfaced from two brand-new Vanderpump Rules cast users.

Racially recharged tweets were unearthed from both Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, which had followers phoning for the Vanderpump staff members become fired. After days of silence, Vanderpump supplied a statement a number of development outlets together with her viewpoint in regards to the recently found information.

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“I do not condone any of the heinous comments made in the past by Max and Brett and I am glad they understand the severity of their offenses and have shown utmost remorse and contrition,” Vanderpump stated, in accordance with Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “I embrace a community of diversity and do not tolerate bigotry of any form within my workplace.” 

Vanderpump insists Caprioni and Boyens tend to be remorseful

Vanderpump proceeded by saying each of her staff members have cultivated since composing the tweets. She adds they are additionally both remorseful. “Max and Brett are both appropriately ashamed of their past obnoxious teenage arrogance and casual use of unacceptable terms. While both have now matured as adults, they have shown remorse for their prior reckless defamatory statements.”

She included, “I do sincerely believe both have learned the power and impact words can have, and I have every hope this will be a lifelong lesson for them as we move into this new decade.”

Boyens and Caprioni concern split apologies

Fans grabbed screenshots regarding the racist tweets originating from both cast members’ accounts. Boyens turned their Twitter account from general public to private and granted a statement. “I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level,” NBC News reports. “It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that — and I am disgusted and embarrassed — I am truly sorry.” He additionally turned-off the opinion establishing on their Instagram.

How bad were the tweets? NBC News provided several. “It upsets me that the word n—- is not allowed to be said unless you are black because quite honestly it’s my favorite word,” Boyens penned. He additionally penned in 2012, “Something about Asians that just makes me want to punch them in the suck hole.”

Caprioni granted a statement to People. “I want to express my deepest apologies for the insensitive, ignorant, and hurtful comments I made. I am incredibly ashamed and accept full responsibility, and acknowledge that this language was as unacceptable then as it is now. Please know that I have learned and grown since then and would never use this language today.  From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry.” His tweets, additionally primarily printed in 2012 had been over the exact same outlines as Boyens’.

While their account continues to be set to general public, Caprioni seems to have erased a few of the tweets, People reports. Boyens may be the basic supervisor of TomTom. Caprioni is a server at Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR.

Vanderpump Rules airs on Bravo every Tuesday at 9/8 main.

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