After blasting “Vanderpump Rules” cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for their alleged racist behavior, Faith Stowers is now calling out the reality show’s head honcho: Lisa Vanderpump.
On the “Red Flags Make Cute Scarves” podcast, Stowers, 31, said that Vanderpump, 59, is more outspoken in her support of other causes than the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Lisa does a lot for the LGBTQ community and support, and she does a lot for dogs all across the world to try to help them with what they’re putting dogs through all over the world,” she told host Lily Red. “Unfortunately, George Floyd is not a dog, and that’s how I feel, because had George Floyd been a dog, Lisa would have marched like she did for Vanderpump Dogs.”
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Stowers added, “They go out of their way. They cry on camera and talk on microphones to congregations of people about how wrong it is to eat and kill these innocent dogs … All we want to do is to have the same rights. We want to live.”
The restaurateur received a similar critique on her Instagram when she posted a quote in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic events of the past few days,” Vanderpump said. “This is about our shared humanity. Everybody deserves to feel safe in this country.”
A fan commented, “Marches for dogs but nothing for humans.” The former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star responded, “I march for humans … #lgbt check your facts.”
Vanderpump’s reps and Bravo did not immediately return our request for comment.
On the “Red Flags” podcast, Stowers also claimed that Vanderpump told her in an off-camera conversation at Pump restaurant that she was brought on the show to “bring more color” to it.
The SUR owner allegedly also pointed out to Stowers that she wanted more diversity on the main cast because the Latino workers in the kitchen were not spotlighted enough.
Stowers, who is black, agreed to join the cast, and filmed “Vanderpump Rules” in Season 4 alongside fellow newbie Lala Kent, but only lasted one season as a recurring cast member. Kent, 30, is still on the show.
However, Stowers clarified, “I don’t think the producers are racist,” but said rather they have a “lack of vision” because they did not showcase her full storyline.
Last week, during an Instagram Live chat, Stowers resurfaced a 2018 incident that occurred, in which Schroeder, 31, and Doute, 37, allegedly called the cops on her to accuse her of a crime. The Witches of WeHo CEOs both released lengthy statements to apologize for their actions.
Stowers revealed on Red’s podcast that the allegations have impacted her life because casting producers have questioned her about whether the rumors were true.
“Kristen and Stassi were using their white privilege to call the cops because it doesn’t make any sense,” she said.
This is not the first time “Vanderpump Rules” has come under fire for race-related issues. Racist tweets from Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens surfaced online during Season 8. Both men issued apologies.
Vanderpump defended her decision to keep Caprioni, 31, and Boyens, 27, on the show, saying on the reunion, “If I fired every one of you that have made mistakes, it doesn’t matter to what degree, probably none of you would have a job.”
She also previously told Page Six, “I embrace a community of diversity and do not tolerate bigotry of any form within my workplace. 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.”