The former NSYNC band member called out Jax and Andy on the latest episode of his podcast, “Daily Popcast.” Lance has long been connected to Vanderpump Rules and Bravo via his longstanding friendship with Lisa Vanderpump.
Not only has Lance appeared on VPR multiple times he even officiated Jax and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding after they fired their homophobic pastor.
Lance and his husband/co-host Michael Turchin talked about Jax’s bi-phobic comments about VPR co-star Ariana Madix’s bisexuality. They also discussed the allegations made against Jax by 90 Day Fiance star Ashley Martson.
Martson claims Jax made fun of the size of her Black husband’s nose.
“I actually had a conversation with him about this yesterday. And I feel like I’m the only person that he actually heard it from,” said Bass. “He was like, ‘I don’t understand this big nose thing.’ He goes, ‘Jewish people have big noses!’ Well yeah, you can’t make fun of Jewish people or Black people for their nose. He could not see it.”
“The fact that a grown man in his 40s doesn’t know now that it is racist to comment on a Black person’s big nose, especially on a public platform for everyone to see? There’s no excuse for that,” added Turchin. “You know that’s wrong.”
“He will lose out. Look, I do not see Bravo keeping him,” added Bass. “I have a feeling, soon, it’s gonna be done because this will get bigger and bigger.”
Lance says Jax’s behavior will “cost him everything.” He also claims that Jax is “stepping down” from their Just Add X partnership.
“You know, we have to,” said Lance, “We can’t be involved and associated with any of this going down. We have to do the right thing.”
Meanwhile, Lance also called out Andy Cohen for distancing himself from Vanderpump Rules. Andy recently revealed on his radio show that he supports Bravo’s decision to fire Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens for their past racist actions.
However, Andy made it clear that he is not an executive producer on VPR and has no control over production on the show. Adding that he only hosts the VPR reunion.
“There’s a lot of ignorance around reality television people, but in this case, I understand what Bravo is doing, they’re draining the swamp,” said Lance. “You made the bed now you gotta lay in it. You’re gonna have to fall on the sword, learn from it, and make the world know that you learned from it and not make excuses, Mr. Andy Cohen.”
“Andy kind of excuses himself from the situation. Andy, you’re the face of Bravo, dude, you can make a lot of things happen,” he continued. “And if you can’t make it happen, at least make it known in public that, ‘Look, guys, I talked to Bravo and I don’t agree with them. I can’t do change. But just letting you know, I hear ya.’ Again, you gotta fall on the sword and admit that you’re wrong.”
Lance also claims that Andy has “the most power at Bravo ever, even more than executives,” but insists he doesn’t think the WWHL host is racist.
“I love me some Andylicious, but you know, in this case, it was just not a good retort for all this going down,” he added. “I mean, he’s obviously not homophobic, and he’s for Black Lives Matter. I mean, he’s doing the right things and he’s really vocal about social injustice, which is awesome. But then, you know, this one thing— which, we can’t just judge him on one thing — it just wasn’t handled right. It just sounds like you’re making excuses for yourself.”
After Lance’s podcast comments went viral, LoveAndyC on Twitter called out Lance for being a hypocrite.
“Lance, I listened to your podcast, you throw Andy under the bus and talk about how everyone knew for years how awful Jax was. Why did you agree to officiate his wedding and go into business with him?” LoveAndyC tweeted.
Lance replied, “100% I was wrong. I should have paid better attention. I’m just trying to do the right thing.”
It’s unclear if Bravo will renew Vanderpump Rules for season 9.
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