Sources close to the “VP” production tells … season 8 was already shot, canned and about to premiere in January when rookie crew members Max and Brett’s old tweets were revealed. So behind the scenes, producers began editing sections to reduce their precious airtime.
We are told that parts of their pictures were exchanged or even left on the cutting room floor. Ditto for their confessional interviews.
Our sources say because of 2011 and 2012 tweets – where Brett and Max both used the n-word – “VP” producers knew they wouldn’t be back for a second season. We say the production found the tweets “unforgivable.”
As we reported … Bravo recently kicked the guys, along with ‘Pump’ ANDs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, for their past racist behavior.
Lisa Vanderpump took some heat to allow Max and Brett to continue on their staff long after learning their tweets, but said she forgave them for their actions years ago. In addition, she had to wait for Bravo to make the last call.
But later released a statement expressed grief and disappointment at his staff and made … “The world must move on with a friendlier generation. Everyone deserves to feel safe, heard and appreciated in their communities.”