Vanderpump Rules’ Faith Stowers claims Jax Taylor should be fired too after Billie Lee called out ‘transphobic’ behavior – The Sun
VANDERPUMP Rules’ Faith Stowers claims Jax Taylor should be fired too after Billie Lee called him out for ‘transphobic’ behavior.
The former castmember said Jax "probably had more terrible things to say" than Stassie Schroeder and Kristen Doute.
Faith told Entertainment Tonight of Jax: "He's said very, very mean things to new cast members. He did not receive me and Lala Kent very well when we first started.
"He said very mean things to us as well, later on apologizing.
"But it seems like he continues to get away with everything he does and I'm not sure why, especially at his age. It's not like he's doing this as a young adult, as a kid and just making these little mistakes young people sometimes do."
Earlier this week, Bravo announced: "Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules."
This follows Faith accusing Stassi and Kristen of reporting her to the police for a crime that she was not connected to.
An insider told Us Weekly: "Stassi was not expecting to be fired. She is surprised and upset.
The source added that she had "lost a lot of money from losing sponsorships and paid opportunities".
Earlier this year, racists tweets from Max and Brett also resurfaced.
Faith said of Stassi and Kristen calling the police on her: "It was very painful. I was in a very bad spot because I had never experienced that kind of bullying before.
"I was just getting over the bullying that I was getting from the Vanderpump fans with me and Brittany [Cartwright] and I was trying to move forward with my life.
"And then I got the call from MTV. They were so excited to have me. So I was excited for this new chapter of my life and then here I am trying to go and do that and then I get this boom in my face saying that they were trying to pretty much destroy me, especially dealing with the cops because I have kind of a fear of police enforcement because of all the things happening."
She went on of another painful incident: "They tried to have the military also arrest me or take me down because they thought I went AWOL, not knowing that I have honorable discharge papers that show that I had done my eight years of service for my country."
"So they tried to take that from me too and then when that didn't work, they said the night of the scandal, when it all comes out, the night of Sheana's birthday party, Jax's car went missing out of his home. They said that I was the person that went into his home and did grand theft auto, like, I went and broke into his home and stole his car.
'So they said so much that it was hard to take in and I was really numb at that moment."
Jax had also tweeted of her: “She’s wanted by the police for grand theft auto and ‘awol’ from military, bad idea to be on a reality show dude.
“Someone’s going to jail.”
Faith recalled how Jax was once arrested for stealing a pair of sunglasses on the show.
"So I was like, why would you do that? You know how that feels because you actually did it, you actually did steal something and get arrested. So why would you put what you went through on me, when you don't even know that I did that?"
This week Billie Lee also tweeted about Jax staying on Bravo: “What about Jax Taylor?
“He refused to film with me because I was trans and called him out on his white cis privilege.
“Stop celebrating his disgusting actions,” she fired off along with a “cancel Jax Taylor” hashtag.
In August 2019, Billie told In Touch that when she first joined season six of Vanderpump Rules, the cast told her not to talk to Jax.
“When it comes to Jax, there were some things that I overheard him say off-camera that I thought was very alarming,” she said to the magazine.
90 Day Fiance star Ashley Martson has also spoken out to fire Jax for a past "racist" comment he made about her husband Jay Smith.
She posted on Instagram: "Did y’all see bravo fired four cast members?
"Well @bravotv don’t leave out old Jax Taylor who harassed us when our show first aired. If you don’t understand why I find this racist please watch my story. Education is key."
Later on her Instagram Stories, Ashley explained that Jax's comment, in which he penned: "Your mans nose is the size of his head…", was racist.
Since the VPR fallout Faith told TMZ Lala has reached out to her
As for show and Sur head Lisa Vanderpump, Faith said she wishes she had done more to hold her staff accountable.
Faith said: "He's a grown man in this society, this is a life he wants to live and I feel like Lisa [Vanderpump] definitely needs to tell him he's wrong.
"She really needs to reprimand him off the show as well."
Faith went on: "I think she knew about the incident between me and Jax before filming even started because I had told Lala. I'm pretty sure I think somebody told her about it,"
"I mean, as they should because she's a producer on the show. She's not just a character. So I knew that she knew something about it from my understanding," adding that she doesn't know if Vanderpump knew about the other incident.
"I would expect her to have something to say about it to help it because this is her platform as well.
"What they do is also a reflection of her stage and what she's bringing out to the public."
Yesterday, Lisa weighed in on the firings posting on Instagram: "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."
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