Back in 2018, when Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were still besties, the two women did something that is coming back to bite them in the ass during this time of protest over racial profiling and police brutality toward black men (and women). Once again, I could have sworn I posted about it at the time but can’t seem to find the post.
To set the context of this latest development, this all happened around the time that Jax was busted for sleeping with Faith Stower, while the elderly woman Faith was supposed to be providing care for was in the next room. Faith, who is black, got the brunt of the bad edit. Faith had worked at SUR for many years and was not allowed on the show until this incident. Faith’s friends and family has publicly suggested that Lisa Vanderpump didn’t want any of the black waitstaff on the show. There were allegations of racism at SUR at that time in social media.
Reported For Being Black
Stassi and Kristen were both completely awful to Faith probably in solidarity with Brittany. Though I seem to recall there was a some point some consideration given for a threeway with Jax, Brittany and Faith. It never happened that we know of, but if I recall correctly, the idea was given consideration.
So while all of this was going on, Daily Mail ran a story about a black woman who was luring men and then drugging and robbing them. There was a photo of the woman that wasn’t particularly clear. Kristen and Stassi both went on social media saying it was Faith Stower. They even called the police and “tipped them off” that is was Faith. They claimed that the tattoos of the woman in the story matched Faith’s.
Not So Swift Justice
Flash forward to this week. Stassi and Kristen have been posting in support of Black Lives Matter and George Floyd etc. Several commenters including Faith have brought up their treatment of Faith two years ago, and to a lesser degree the lack of diversity on Vanderpump Rules.
In response, three brands that had partnered Stassi have dropped her. A razor company called Buzzy Billie,and a vitamin company, Ritual, have parted ways with Stassi. In addition, she was writing a column for Glamour magazine about wedding planning and they have dropped her column.
I don’t think Kristen had any sponsorships so she will not be as affected as Stassi is. Between Stassi’s disgusting behavior on Vanderpump Rules this season and this branding catastrophe, she seem to be getting what she deserves. Thoughts?