Ex ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Stassi Schroeder Admits ‘I Was A Karen’ As She Addresses Past Racist Remarks
Stassi Schroeder is ready to speak out after being fired from Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” for racist comments she made about former co-star Faith Stowers.
As previously reported, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from the show after former cast-mate Faith Stowers came forward and said she was a victim of racist treatment on the series. Faith Stowers, who was the only black cast member on the show, said Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute called the police on her and accused her of being the woman police were looking for because she was a “black woman with a weave.” The reality stars allegedly filed a fake police report against Faith Stowers, saying that she fit the description of a Black woman who was allegedly robbing men in Los Angeles.
Following the news, Stassi Schroeder apologized, and took accountability for her “privilege.” Still, she was fired from the popular reality show.
She appeared on The Tamron Hall Show this week and said she really did think Faith Stowers was the person police could’ve been looking for.
“Yes I did. And it wasn’t just the photo. Kristen [Doute] and I had received texts from multiple people about this.”
“There were people that Kristen knew who were texting her and said there’s this woman sho stolen from us and we think it’s this person in the article and she’s 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 kinda dependent on sticking your nose in other people’s conflict or creating conflict.”
Stassi Schroeder also addressed controversial comments she made in March 2017 on the #OscarsSoWhite debate. She said back then on her now-canceled podcast, Straight Up With Stassi, that she was:
“Really sick of everyone making everything about race…everyone giving their impassioned speeches about race and all that stuff. I’m like, ‘Why is it always just about African Americans?'”
She spoke on it this week and confessed:
“I look back at that podcast and I’m so embarrassed that I even had those thoughts, much less put it out there. Because I was that Karen. I was a Karen. I was a Karen who basically said, ‘But what about All Lives Matter?'”
She also said now, after being educated by a racial bias coach, she’s able to speak up for the Black Lives Matter movement
“because Black people are dying. They’ve been oppressed for 400 years. All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter, and that’s something that I’ve realized in doing classes.”
“I had never thought about the oppresion that black people face in the way.”
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