The ‘N Word’ Puts Lisa Vanderpump’s Tom Tom Bar in the News

Max Boyens

Racist tweets by the general manager of Lisa Vanderpump’s Tom Tom bar are turning out to be as attention grabbing (and likely more damaging) as the crash of that Ferrari into the front of her PUMP restaurant and bar a few hundred feet away on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson.

The FaceReality16 Instagram account has posted screenshots of eight-year-old tweets by Tom Tom’s Max Boyens that have prompted calls for him to be fired from managing that bar on Santa Monica Boulevard and removed from his role on “Vanderpump Rules,” the reality TV show focused on the employees of Sur, Vanderpump’s restaurant on Robertson Boulevard.

FaceReality16 post of Max Boyen’s tweets from 2012

Boyens has now made his Twitter account private. But

FaceReality16’s Instagram page still shows a tweet that Boyen posted on Oct. 10, 2012, in which he wrote: “It upsets me that the word n— is not allowed to be said unless you are black because quite honestly it’s my favorite word,” In another tweet that year, he said: “Something about Asians that just makes me want to punch them in the suck hole.”

In other controversial tweets from the past, Boyens wrote: “Theres this girl I see everyday [at] school, she looks just like the girl from the movie precious & I’m not just saying this cuz she’s big and black.”

And then: “When is Justin Bieber going to realize that saying n— and cussing and having big booty b—es in his songs is the cool thing to do #queer.”

Boyens apologized for the tweets in a statement to People magazine.  “I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level,” Boyens said. “It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that — and I am disgusted and embarrassed — I am truly sorry.”

Brett Caprioni

Later today, FaceReality16 dug up other tweets using the “n word” by another “Vanderpump Rules” performer. “dumb n—cant even trend topics right …” wrote Brett Caprioni in one of a series of tweets using the “n word” in May 2011.

Earlier today Caprioni issued an apology that was reported by E! Online. “I want to express my deepest apologies for the insensitive, ignorant, and hurtful comments I made. I am incredibly ashamed and accept full responsibility, and acknowledge that this language was as unacceptable then as it is now. Please know that I have learned and grown since then and would never use this language today.  From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry.”


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J M
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J M

Although I’m not surprised as the majority of whites are for whatever reason, innately supremacist and insensitive, fire him.

sally sing
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sally sing

max isnt white-hes part African american and was tweeting a rap song and two jokes from tv- apparently dumb and young- but hes not racist- do yall even know him?

Jason K
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Jason K

He should be fired. When is the new generation going to learn that you can’t display your whole life on social media unless you are going to keep your posts clean. As part of background checks for the company I work for they review any public social media accounts.

Marco Colantonio
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Marco Colantonio

As much as I am not a fan of these tacky, tourist traps with truly awful food and overpriced drinks, Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd cannot possibly be held responsible for tripe uttered by scummy employees on their social media accounts from 8 years ago. I doubt there is a question on an employment application asking: “Have you ever said something stupid, misogynistic or racist on your Instagram or Facebook?” That being said, now that Vanderpump, Todd and Jiggy are aware, these employees should be discharged or transferred to Vanderpumps’ beleaguered Beverly Hills sh-thole, Villa Blanca where there is… Read more »

Kyle Richards
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Kyle Richards

Lisa Vanderpump is not welcome in West Hollywood. She gives the city a bad name. No people of color or LGBTQ castmembers on her shows! She hires three new castmembers and two of them are outright racists.

Ham Shipey
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Ham Shipey

the city had a terrible name…..long before this lady showed up.

Question Asker
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Question Asker

I would like to know exactly how much actual money (verified) Lisa and her husband have donated to LGBT causes. My guess is zero.

Grant
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Grant

Agreed. It’s one thing to call yourself and advocate and another to be one. I only see her capitalizing off of gay cliental.

sally sing
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sally sing

outright racists? its clear that both of them think they are black- Max is- he is not white and was raised by his African American mom and grandfather- Lets do a deep dive into everyone’s past to ensure everyone here is on the good. pretty sure alot on this thread would fail

Steve
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Steve

As much as I disapprove of racist language, I’m always curious to see the context of how these words are used before I decide if the person SAID something racist or if the person IS racist. This guy IS racist.

Jonathan Simmons
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Jonathan Simmons

You know, I would NEVER use any variation of the word. But I’m in my 50’s and have both a moral compass and Common Sense. The young generation seems to have a different compass and not much common sense. I’ve heard it’s used commonly in I guess Rap Music. Again I’m in my 50’s & don’t listen to music. But in my day, and it can pop out of my mouth stupid Pop Lyrics from 80s. If someone says they are going to Bancock, I say “OH, for just one night” How If I’m deep in the Orange County tract… Read more »