A Pregnant Stassi Schroeder Admits She Wasn't "Anti-Racist" In First Interview Since Bravo Firing
It's no secret that Stassi Schroeder faced some major backlash following her Bravo firing from Vanderpump Rules this past year. As the world was mourning the death of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans, Schroeder was among the many that got called out for past racist behaviour.
The year 2020 has brought on some major changes, most notably the prominence of social justice group Black Lives Matter following the tragic and very public murder of George Floyd.
As the world was focused on racial equity, many celebs were called out for past racist remarks and behaviours, and Stassi Schroeder was not exempt from the callout!
Stassi admits she was wrong
For the first time since Bravo announced they would be firing Stassi Schroeder and Vanderpump Rules co-star Kristin Doute, Schroeder is getting honest about her mistakes and reveals she was not actively participating in the important role of being "anti-racist."
In a recent interview with Tamron Hall, Schroeder opens up about calling the police on her Black castmate, Faith Stowers, for a crime she didn't commit, and reveals how she's been handling the firing and callout.
"I needed time to process my feelings. I needed time to process what happened," Schroeder said to Hall. "I feel like one of the most frustrating parts when this all went down was that people expected me to just understand immediately, and things like that take time."
"I felt like it would be better for me to get a greater understanding of everything and the issue before I opened my mouth again," Schroeder, who is expecting her first child with Beau Clark, said.
Schroeder added, "I’m someone who messed up quite a few times. I am the reason why I am in this situation. I think a lot of people wanted me to focus on cancel culture and whether I was a victim or not."
She then adds that while she didn't believe she was a racist, she still wasn't understanding actively not participating in racism. "I’ve never felt like I was racist, I don’t have hate in my heart," she said. "But I’ve recognized that I wasn’t anti-racist. I wasn’t. That’s something that I’ve been learning throughout all of this."
Schroeder, Doute, Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were all fired from Vanderpump Rules, and will not be back for season 9.