Stassi Schroeder's Brother Weighs In On Her Firing

Vanderpump Rules fans were surely shocked when news broke that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni had been fired from the show on June 9, 2020. Bravo took action after Faith Stowers slammed Stassi and Kristen for calling the police on her in 2018. They accused her of theft and assumed she was the black woman in security camera footage.

According to Page Six, Stassi's younger brother Nikolai Czermak posted (and deleted) a video on her behalf. He said, "This goes out to Lisa Vanderpump, Vanderpump Rules, Bravo TV, anyone that has been involved with Stassi getting fired. I want everyone to hear me out because my sister is one of the most loving people you will ever meet in your life. She deeply apologizes for what she said and I'm so desperate for her to succeed." He admitted, "I just want her to go as far as she can."

Nikolai pleaded, "I'm asking for another chance for her, and she'll show everyone how good of a person she is and how much she cares about everyone." The teen divulged, "My family is heartbroken from what's been going on with her. Everything's been taken away from her." 

Addressing Faith specifically, he said, "Faith, please, is there any way that she can fix anything or do anything that can benefit both of you guys — to get her career back and to make you live the best life ever? Is there anything that we can do for you? Please."

Stassi Schroeder has lost a lot of business deals in the wake of the scandal

Before Stassi Schroeder got the ax from Vanderpump Rules, she issued an Instagram apology on June 7, 2020. However, it was too little, too late. On June 5, 2020, Page Six reported that brands Billie and Ritual stopped working with Stassi. A Ritual spokesperson told Page Six, "We were not aware of her actions and realize that is unacceptable and part of our responsibility. We have ended our partnership with Stassi, and we are committed to doing more thorough diligence on all our brand partners going forward." 

Additionally, Stassi was writing a monthly column for Glamour related to wedding planning. However, on June 9, 2020, Glamour shared, "Glamour has no plans to continue our wedding column with Schroeder."

Aside from losing those lucrative partnerships, Stassi doesn't have her team. On June 8, 2020, Variety reported that Stassi's agency, United Talent Agency, and her publicist ended relationships with her. Metro Public Relations firm stated, "She became a client when her publicist joined our company in July 2018. We made the decision this weekend to part ways with Stassi." 

On June 10, 2020, Us Weekly reported that her podcast, Straight Up With Stassi, has been removed from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher., the platform that broadcasted the show, addressed this in a June 9, 2020, Instagram post, writing, "We take these matters very seriously and condemn these actions. Straight Up with Stassi has been removed from our portfolio."

Bravo stars are happy Stassi Schroeder got fired

On June 9, 2020, Bravo posted about the Vanderpump Rules firings on its Instagram page. In response, Bravo cast members from other shows shared their thoughts on the decision in the comments section. Real Housewives of Atlanta OG NeNe Leakes commented, "Well alrighty then! Now we have a few more questions to ask about in other areas where there's a major difference. Should we talk privately or publicly." 

Kenya Moore wrote, "This is the start of change" along with some clapping hands emojis. RHOA star Porsha Williams just let the emojis do the talking, also opting to comment with some clapping hands. Shahs of Sunset star Reza Farahan took a similar route, simply sharing the raised hands emoji.

Real Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard applauded the move and emphasized that the network still needs to do more. She wrote, "This is a great step as well but I think it would be helpful to accompany these terminations with a thorough explanation as to why they were let go. Especially given the fact that their racial indiscretions took place months, and in some cases years ago and they were allowed to keep their jobs." 

She continued,"Having an honest conversation about why BRAVO is choosing not to associate with people who display implicit and explicit racial biases needs to be a part of the conversation if pop culture leaders (like my network) are going to help heal The wounds of racism in this country."

Faith Stowers feels 'vindicated' in light of 'Vanderpump Rules' firings

Current Bravo stars are not the only people celebrating the news that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni got fired. Former Vanderpump Rules cast member Faith Stowers shared her reaction to the decision with Page Six on June 9, 2020. "I feel so vindicated studios and production are able to see blatant racism and make these positive changes and help move the race forward — help with the fight forward." She explained, "I was ready to put myself in the line of fire because I don't know what will happen if I don't say anything, but I'm glad I did."

The MTV/Bravo alum hopes that networks are "ready to hire casting directors and producers of color to make sure these changes are not just a one-time thing." She shared, "Now I'm seeing Bravo follow suit — the same as MTV and The Challenge — [by] letting go of castmates that have also made racist remarks." In June 2020, Deadline reported that Dee Nguyen got fired from The Challenge for comments she made about the Black Lives Matter movement. Another MTV show, Teen Mom, "cut ties" with Taylor Selfridge for her racially insensitive remarks, which was also reported by Deadline

While it's understandable that Nikolai Czermak wants to see his sister succeed and even right her wrongs, this goes beyond one incident. There is a push for change in this country and on reality TV.