Why Lisa Vanderpump's Quip About Jax And Brittany Leaving Vanderpump Rules Is Raising Eyebrows

In the summer of 2020, several star cast members, including Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, were fired from Vanderpump Rules after it was revealed that they had called the police on co-worker Faith Stowers "for a crime she'd had nothing to do with," according to Variety. Faith talked about the incident, which happened back in 2018, and her comments went viral. Stassi and Kristen issued apologies, but the damage was done, and Bravo decided to part ways with both of them. In addition, there were some past racist tweets from newbie cast members Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni that caused both of them to get fired as well.

It later came out that Brittany Cartwright made a racist remark about Faith during an argument after it was uncovered that Faith had slept with Brittany's now-husband, Jax Taylor, according to People. Brittany spoke out about the claim, saying Faith "knows I don't have a racist bone in my body," and said that Faith never apologized to her for sleeping with Jax. A short time later, it was announced that Brittany and Jax would not be returning to Vanderpump Rules. Up until this point, just about everyone thought that was a choice made by the couple, but Lisa Vanderpump has a different take. Read on to learn more.

Lisa Vanderpump suggests Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright were fired from Vanderpump Rules

In her interview with Us Weekly, Lisa Vanderpump was asked if she was surprised that Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor "decided to take a step back" from the show, and her reaction was very telling. "Was I surprised what? They decided? Well, if you put it like that, yeah. I would have been really surprised," Lisa said before taking a sip of water. Lisa went on to say that she doesn't make the rules, despite being an executive producer on the show, and that the decisions are ultimately up to the network — in this case, Bravo.

In December 2020, Jax announced his departure from VPR in an Instagram post, but he did not suggest that he and Brittany were fired. Instead, he made it sound like it was their own decision and explained that he and his wife were "excited to take this time to focus" on their "growing family." Now, however, Lisa is suggesting that the decision wasn't actually up to them at all — and this changes, well, everything. 

Lisa doesn't seem to be spending any extra time thinking about it, however. She is looking forward to her new show Overservedwhich found a home on E!