Lisa Vanderpump may have been flooded with requests for the firing of new Vanderpump Rules cast members Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni after a number of racially-charged posts shared by the men years ago were shared online but so far, she hasn’t done any such thing. So, what gives?
According to a report shared by Cheat Sheet on January 25, Vanderpump determined that both Boyens and Caprioni had learned their lessons after allegedly conducting an internal investigation with members of her staff.
After several posts shared by Boyens on Twitter included the use of the N-word, Boyens issued a public apology.
“I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level,” Boyens said in a statement. “It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that — and I am disgusted and embarrassed — I am truly sorry.”
In other tweets shared by Boyens, he made a cruel joke about Asians and joked about someone being fat like the character in the movie Precious.
After Caprioni’s old Twitter posts were exposed, he took to his Instagram page and shared an apology with his fans and followers.
“I want to express my deepest apologies for the insensitive, ignorant, and hurtful comments I made,” he wrote. “I am incredibly ashamed and accept full responsibility, and acknowledge that this language was as unacceptable then as it is now.”
As his statement continued, Caprioni told his online audience that he has learned and grown since his comments were made before insisting he would never use such language today.
Last summer, as filming began on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ season eight, Boyens and Caprioni were added to the show in full-time roles. At the same time, Danica Dow, Dayna Kathan, and Charli Burnett, also joined the show.
While the original members of the show are still appearing on the Bravo series, Scheana Marie and Jax Taylor are the only ones who work at SUR Restaurant.
Several of the OGs have also moved out of the West Hollywood area and are now living near one another in The Valley.
After Boyens and Caprioni’s Twitter posts made their rounds on social media, Vanderpump offered stern statements regarding their offensive comments.
“I do not condone any of the heinous comments made in the past by Max and Brett and I am glad they understand the severity of their offenses and have shown utmost remorse and contrition,” she told People. “I embrace a community of diversity and do not tolerate bigotry of any form within my workplace.”
Vanderpump then insisted that the men had shown remorse for their “prior reckless defamatory statements.”