Lance Bass: Jax Taylor Is 'Ignorant,' Not 'Racist'

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No dangerous intentions. Lance Bass thinks Jax Taylor‘s not too long ago resurfaced racist statements are as a consequence of his ignorance — and never as a result of the Vanderpump Guidelines star harbors these beliefs.

“I don’t suppose Jax Taylor is a racist or a homophobe and I’ve stated that thousands and thousands of occasions,” the ‘NSync alum, 41, stated on the Wednesday, June 17, episode of his “The Each day Popcast with Lance Bass” podcast. “I’d not be acquaintances with somebody if I believed you have been a flat out racist or homophobe. It doesn’t make sense.”

Taylor, 40, confronted backlash earlier this month after he alleged that his former costar Religion Stowers had dedicated against the law in a resurfaced tweet from December 2017. Later, 90 Day Fiancé star Ashley Martson called out the Bravo star on June 9 for commenting on the scale of her husband Jay Smith’s nostril in a social media remark from 2018.

Lance Bass and Jax Taylor. Shutterstock (2)

Bass’ husband, Michael, “Turkey” Turchin, recalled that the singer tried to elucidate to Taylor that making a destructive remark about Smith’s nostril had racist implications.

“While you stated on the dialog, as a result of I heard the entire thing … It was on speaker telephone … You stated the remark you made in regards to the nostril … That’s not OK,” Turchin, 33, recounted. “Lance stated, ‘I don’t suppose you’re racist. I don’t suppose you stated that with the intent of being racist … however what you stated is racist and it’s important to perceive you’ll be able to’t simply promote these racist issues.’”

Bass added, “It’s like utilizing the phrase ‘retarded’ … Everyone knows that you simply don’t use that anymore. And in the event you don’t know that at this level … that’s simply your ignorance.”

The Out of Sync writer — who was companions with Taylor on their premium mixers firm, Simply Add X — stated that he had hoped the reality star would have a fresh start from his controversial previous by means of their enterprise.

“Now you’ll want to present the world which you could have your personal firm, that you simply’re on the lookout for the longer term,” Bass stated. “I believed this might be an amazing thought for him and to indicate the expansion. And so I used to be completely satisfied to again him and imagine in him. I all the time need one of the best issues for him. However then this season beginning airing and he reverted again to the identical crap he was spewing.”

He added, “I ought to have identified higher … however I’m simply making an attempt to do the fitting factor.”

Bravo fired Taylor’s costars Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni from Vanderpump Guidelines on June 9 after their past racist actions resurfaced. Nonetheless, Taylor wasn’t axed from the fact present.

Vanderpump Guidelines alum Billie Lee urged Bravo to additionally terminate the Michigan native alleging that he had been transphobic in the direction of her.

“@BravoTV what about Jax Taylor?” Lee, 36, tweeted on June 9. “He refused to movie with me as a result of I used to be trans and known as him out on his white cis privilege. Cease celebrating his disgusting actions. #canceljaxtaylor.”

Though Taylor hasn’t been fired from Vanderpump Guidelines, Bass claimed that he had cut ties with the TV character over their firm, Simply Add X.

“It’s going to price him every thing,” Bass stated on the Monday, June 15, episode of his podcast. “He’s stepping down from [our] Simply Add X [business venture]. We are able to’t be concerned and related to any of this taking place. We’ve got to do the fitting factor.”

Nonetheless, Taylor’s rep informed Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 16, that the reality star offered to step down from the corporate after the Simply Add X web site was hacked final week with “hateful slurs.”

“The statements from Lance on the podcast in the present day aren’t solely unfaithful but in addition extraordinarily complicated and surprising, to say the least. Jax remains to be very a lot a associate and founding father of Simply Add X and helps the crew and the model whole-heartedly,” the rep added.

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