Fired Vanderpump Rules Star Stassi Schroeder Reveals Podcast Return
Stassi Schroeder is returning to her podcast “soon.” Months after Straight Up With Stassi was canceled due to the allegations
Stassi Schroeder is returning to her podcast “soon.”
Months after Straight Up With Stassi was canceled due to the allegations of racism brought against the former Vanderpump Rules cast member, Stassi shared a photo on Instagram and in the comments, she responded to a fan who told her they missed her show.
“Wow beautiful I wish you had your podcast so we can know how you are surviving not drinking,” the fan wrote in a comment posted on Stassi’s September 28 photo.
“Soon,” Stassi replied.
On June 9, Radio.com shared a statement on Instagram after removing “Straight Up With Stassi” from their platform.
“We recently learned of racially charged and inappropriate actions by Stassi Schroeder during one of her previous projects,” their statement read. “In light of this, Radio.com has made the decision to part ways with her. We take these matters very seriously and condemn these actions. ‘Straight Up with Stassi’ has been removed from our portfolio.”
Schroeder’s Fans Can’t Wait for Her Podcast to Return
After seeing that Stassi had confirmed her podcast was coming back, either to its original platform or a new one, her fans and followers shared messages of excitement.
“Your podcast is so missed!! I never missed an episode and I’ve been having withdraws,” one person said.
“Best news ever!!” another noted.
“[I’m] so happy to hear this! I’m sorry but I felt like it was unfair that you were let go in the first place. I didn’t feel that the situation with her was a racist situation after I read what happened,” a third fan explained.
As Vanderpump Rules fans likely know, Stassi’s former co-star, Faith Stowers, and Black woman, accused Stassi and other members of the show of racially charged behavior in early June. Days later, after Faith suggested Stassi and Kristen Doute attempted to have her arrested for crimes she didn’t commit, Bravo confirmed they would no longer be working with the two women.
Stassi Addressed Racism Allegations on The Tamron Hall Show
Earlier this month, after staying quiet in regard to the claims against her, and her firing from Vanderpump Rules, Stassi appeared on The Tamron Hall Show, where she broke her silence about the events that have taken place.
After first explaining to the host that she didn’t want to speak too soon and instead needed to process her feelings and what had happened, Stassi admitted she was frustrated with those who expected her to immediately have the perfect response.
“Things like that take time. And I felt like it would be better for me to take the time to get a greater understanding of everything and the issues before I opened my mouth again,” Stassi explained.
“I am someone who messed up quite a few times,” Stassi continued. “I am the reason why I am in this situation. And I think a lot of people wanted me to focus on cancel culture and whether I was a victim or not, and it’s not how I feel at all.”
During her interview with Tamron, Stassi took accountability for the things she’s said and done over the years, including her complaints about the Oscars So White movement, which was launched due to the lack of nominations the African American community had received.
Although Stassi said at the time that her comments were made that she didn’t understand why it was only the African Americans who were upset, she has since educated herself on racial injustice and inequality in hopes of becoming a better person not only for herself, but also for her unborn child.
“I want to be a better person. I’m pregnant and I want my daughter to be proud of me. And I want to be part of the solution,” Stassi stated. “I’ve been a part of the problem for years now. And I recognize that and that’s why I say, I don’t feel like I’m a victim of cancel culture. People want me to be mad at it and I’m not. I needed it. I needed that.”
Schroeder Doesn’t Want People to Think She’s Racist
“[People thinking I’m racist] has been the hardest part of all this,” Stassi admitted.
According to Stassi, she thinks about what people think of her when she leaves home due to what has been said in the press.
“Just going out to a restaurant and going to grocery store and wondering if that’s what people think. … I don’t have hate in my heart. But I recognize that I wasn’t anti-racist. That’s something I’ve been learning throughout all of this,” she said.
While Stassi was admittedly uneducated about the challenges that the Black community has faced, she has taken steps to make sure she is better aware in the future by hiring a coach to help her get tuned in.
“Just learning about everything for a couple weeks straight all at once just made me, I had never thought about the oppression that Black people face in that way. There was just so much that I didn’t understand. And again, it’s my fault that I didn’t educate myself,” Stassi said.
Stassi Looks Back on Her Drama With Faith
After being asked to discuss what exactly went down between her and Faith, Stassi explained that she and Kristen believed Faith was the woman seen in a wanted ad who had been stealing and committing crimes.
“Kristen knew [people] who were texting her and said, ‘There’s this girl who has stolen from us and we think it’s this person in the article and she saying she’s on your television show and her name is Faith. And when you’re on a show like Vanderpump Rules, your existence on that show is kind of dependent on sticking your nose in other people’s conflict or creating conflict that might be woven into a story line. And not to say, this is completely my fault because I was absolutely wrong, but it wasn’t just a photo that we saw. There were other reasons why we had thought that…I legitimately thought we were solving crime. I literally thought that. I was completely wrong. I was completely, completely, completely wrong,” Stassi explained.
At the time that Stassi and Kristen became convinced that Faith was a wanted woman, they weren’t on good terms with her due to her past affair with Jax Taylor, who was dating his now wife, Brittany Cartwright at the time. So, when it came to their dislike of Faith, it wasn’t about color. Instead, it was about her history with their friend’s partner that led them to lash out.
That said, Stassi now understands that just because she wasn’t going after Faith due to her race didn’t mean that Faith didn’t feel targeted because if it.
“I didn’t understand that just because something wasn’t about race for me doesn’t mean it’s not about race for the other person. Because I’m bringing my experience as a white, privileged woman, to the situation and she is bringing her experience as a Black woman into the situation and because it’s about race for her it is about race and that’s something that I’ve realized,” Stassi noted.
No word yet on when a ninth season of Vanderpump Rules will air on Bravo.