Vanderpump Rules: How Billie Lee Feels About Jax Taylor

Billie Lee, a former "Vanderpump Rules" cast member, is now focusing on activism and creating her own content, according to IMDb. And while her time on the show was short-lived, spanning over just two seasons, there was a lot going on behind the scenes prior to her exit. Lee is a transgender woman and went through some uncomfortable experiences with her fellow cast members. After her time on the show, the former reality star opened up about how she struggled during filming for a few different reasons.

She told Page Six in 2020, "I had some of the hardest times with that show and a lot of my mental health took its toll." Explaining just how heavy things got, she continued, "I slipped into a really bad depression ... and when the suicidal thoughts came in, that's when I knew I had to really, like, check my mental health and get back into order and disconnect myself from the whole 'Vanderpump' stuff."

While her experience on the Bravo series was less than perfect, Lee did become close with a few cast members like Ariana Madix, whom she stayed in contact with even after her exit from the show, according to The Blast. However, her encounters and relationships with others, specifically Jax Taylor, were not as amicable.

Billie Lee called out Jax Taylor's 'white cis privilege'

Jax Taylor is an infamous former "Vanderpump Rules" cast member; his controversial and unstable moments on the show are undeniable. Billie Lee, a transgender woman featured on two seasons of the series, spoke out about what it was really like to work and film with Taylor right before his firing from the show. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, original cast members, were fired from "VPR" in June 2020 due to past racist actions, according to Variety, right before Taylor.

Prior to the show taking action against Doute and Schroeder, Lee wrote about filming "Vanderpump Rules" and recalled someone refusing to film with her because of her gender identity in a 2019 blog post. She claimed that a particular cast member demanded that she be fired. This was allegedly because he feared getting in trouble by the network for offending Lee with his words or actions. While she did not name Taylor at the time, she eventually tweeted something that revealed he was the cast member she was referencing.

Following other "Vanderpump Rules" firings, Lee did not hold back on social media about who else should be booted from the series. She tweeted, "@BravoTV 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. #canceljaxtaylor." Eventually, he was fired from the show later that year as well, according to Variety.

Jax Taylor apparently made Billie Lee uncomfortable

Billie Lee did not hold back about her time on "Vanderpump Rules" after her exit from the show. During an appearance on the "2 Servings of Fruit podcast," Lee opened up about filming with Jax Taylor and it seemed to be a less than pleasant experience. Lee claimed that Taylor was very difficult to work with and "usually on drugs" leading him to become very angry and agitated while filming (via Radar). However, that was not the only thing wrong with her fellow cast member at the time. He was also apparently acting completely different to Lee as soon as the cameras turned off.

During an interview with Page Six, Lee explained that Jax was originally very friendly with her until the cameras went down. She said, "You're coming on to me in front of the camera. But off-camera, you're making it clear that being trans is gross and you are not down for that." This, of course, made her incredibly uncomfortable. Lee also revealed that Taylor did not like being corrected about terminology revolving around the trans community and was "annoyed" by it.

As fans know, Jax Taylor was eventually fired from "Vanderpump Rules" after several years on the series due to racist and transphobic comments, according to The U.S. Sun. As a result, his wife, Brittany Cartwright, also did not return to the series. "VPR" was recently renewed for Season 10, according to People.