VANDERPUMP Rules fans slammed the show as “boring” as season nine got into full swing.
The criticism came after a number of popular stars from the Bravo show got fired ahead of season nine, including Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, and Kristen Doute.
Viewers took to Twitter during Tuesday night’s episode to express that the show is just not the same without some of the OGs.
One person wrote: “I agree if you go woke you go broke, they kept the boring ones, Jax and Stassi were VPR, they are the stars, not TOM and TOM.. lol took it off DVR no need to watch, Ariana is a big turn off.”
Another posted: “Raise your hand if you think it’s a matter of time til #VanderpumpRules gets axed. Instead of firing, @bravotv should have shown growth of @JaxTaylor @BNCartwright @stassi @iambeau @kristendoute in time. VPR has lost the flavor of old friends w long history imho. Sad.”
“Firing of @stassi @iambeau @kristendoute seemed like a bad knee jerk reaction. Fans & actors would’ve loved to see individuals demonstrate change & personal growth in positive ways in time.”
The current cast lineup includes Lala Kent, Randall Emmett, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Scheana Shay, Tom Schwartz, Kate Maloney, James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss.
Not returning for season nine was Stassi, Kristen, Jax and Jax’s wife Brittany Cartwright.
It followed shock firings in June 2020, when Bravo axed Stassi and Kristen for their “racist” past behavior.
Faith Stowers accused her two former castmates of reporting her to the police for a crime she did not commit in 2018.
Stassi earlier this year welcomed daughter, Hartford, and Brittany and Jax welcomed son, Cruz in April.
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET.