Andy Cohen says Vanderpump Rules firings were 'decisions for that moment'

He famously fired a slew of Vanderpump Rules stars, including Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, after their racially insensitive pasts were brought to light last year.

But Andy Cohen appeared to voice some regret over the sudden sackings, calling them 'decisions for that moment' in a recent interview with the New York Times.

The executive producer, 52, also suggested that it would have been 'more interesting' for audiences at home to see the stars address their controversies on the show.  

Regretful? Andy Cohen appeared to voice some regret over the Vanderpump Rules firings, calling them 'decisions for that moment' in a recent interview with the New York Times; Andy pictured in 2014

Regretful? Andy Cohen appeared to voice some regret over the Vanderpump Rules firings, calling them 'decisions for that moment' in a recent interview with the New York Times; Andy pictured in 2014

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'It's more interesting to sit in the moment with people that you have a rooting interest in and watch them find their way than it is just turning out the lights and forgetting it existed,' he explained.

In June of 2020, Bravo announced that two of Vanderpump Rules' original cast members, Schroeder and Doute, would not being returning to the show, as per Variety.

Their firing came after former co-star Faith Stowers exposed the pair for once 'reporting her to the police for a crime she'd had nothing to do with.'

Two of Vanderpump Rules' newer stars, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, were also sacked from the series for publishing 'racist' tweets in the past.

Goodbye! He famously fired a slew of Vanderpump Rules stars, including Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, after their racially insensitive pasts were brought to light last year

Goodbye! He famously fired a slew of Vanderpump Rules stars, including Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, after their racially insensitive pasts were brought to light last year

Goodbye! He famously fired a slew of Vanderpump Rules stars, including Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, after their racially insensitive pasts were brought to light last year; Kristen (left) and Stassi (right) pictured

'Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules,' read the network's official statement.

A more recent firing occurred last month when it was revealed that the series' most controversial character Jax Taylor, as well as his wife Brittany Cartwright, would be bidding farewell to Vanderpump Rules.

During his interview with the New York Times, Andy

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