Lisa Vanderpump hittisarjan tähtien potkuista: ”Oli välttämätöntä”

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Vanderpump Rules -televisiosarjassa seurataan Los Angelesissa asuvan Lisa Vanderpumpin omistamien ravintoloiden ja niiden nuoren ja seksikkään henkilökunnan vaihderikasta elämää. Sarja yllätti fanit aiemmin erottamalla neljä sarjan keskeistä hahmoa rasistisen käytöksen vuoksi.

Tuoreimmalla kaudella debyyttiesiintymisensä tehneet komistukset Max Boyens ja Brett Caprioni sekä ensimmäisestä kaudesta lähtien mukana olleet Stassi Schroeder ja Kristen Doute ovat kaikki erotettu rasistisen käytöksen vuoksi. Nyt sarjan osatuottajana ja ravintolahenkilöstön pomona toimiva Lisa Vanderpump on nyt viimein kommentoinut tämän hetkistä tilannetta omalla Instagram-kanavallaan.

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Over the past two weeks, many things have been brought to my attention, of which I and many others were previously unaware. It was necessary for me to be quiet until now, until decisions had been made. Now I can freely speak from the heart. As we’ve seen such devastating sadness that has played out globally, we all have a part to play to create a kinder, more just society. My hope is for this generation to treat each other with respect and humanity, and realize that actions have; and should have, consequences. I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed. As many of you know, after watching me for 10 years, I have always been an equal rights activist and ally – my family, my businesses and I condemn all forms of cruelty, racism, homophobia, bigotry and unequal treatment. We’ve never tolerated it in the workplace or our lives.  While you only see a fraction of our employees on the show, a specific friend group, across all of our companies, we have always been a very diverse group of people – every color, ethnicity and sexual orientation.  Most of our employees have worked for us for over a decade, and we have become a family; one that embraces and celebrates each other’s differences. I am proud of the inclusive company that we’ve created. We will continue to embrace diversity as one of our greatest strengths, and I’m excited to give you deeper look into the multi-faceted fabric of our company in the future. The world needs to move forward with a kinder generation. Everybody deserves to feel safe, heard and appreciated in their communities. So much of what has transpired in the world is not right, fair or acceptable. We all have work to do to create a society we can be proud of and I hope as we venture forward, we strive to live in a world where kindness and compassion are our highest values. Thank you for listening, love Lisa

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Lisa Vanderpump on hyvin surullinen tapauksista, jotka on saatettu hänen tietoisuuteensa. Hän on kuitenkin itse tunnettu aktivisti tasa-arvon puolesta ja odottaa sitä myös läheisiltään ja työntekijöiltään. Vanderpump haluaa myös näyttelijöiden erottamisella opettaa uudelle sukupolvelle sen, että ihmisiä pitää kohdella kunnioittavasti. Nainen haluaa myös näyttää omalla esimerkillään alaisilleen, että heidän toimillaan tulee olemaan seurauksia.

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JOIN US TONIGHT! You know how much we love dogs, and tonight, we are supporting all of our rescues, with your help!! Join me for our Online Series in support of @VanderpumpDogs tonight at 6pm PST – I will be chatting directly with you and answering your questions, and @PandoraVT and I will be making a cocktail & appetizer (you will get the ingredient list in advance if you’d like to make alongside!) as well as giving you a peek inside #VillaRosa during our quarantine! For a donation to @VanderpumpDogs (any amount – every $1 counts!) , come hang out, have a drink, cook and chat alongside us (and the dogs and ponies… and maybe the husbands haha!) all while supporting a good cause! To sign up- click the link in my bio or visit my Stories ! #VanderpumpOnlineSeries

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