Billie Lee from ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Claps Back at Stassi Schroeder Over ‘Wine Night’ Comments
Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules seemed to be one of the few people SUR hostess Billie Lee wasn’t totally clashing with. Until now.
While promoting her new book, “Next Level Basic,” Schroeder shared how she really felt about new people who join the cast. “I don’t actually feel that bad for new people, because I wish they would just leave,” she told Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM show, Page Six recounts.
She added, “They come in and they think they’re about to be a star, and it’s, like, ‘You have no idea what’s coming for you.’” Schroeder had to know that Lee was not going to go quietly into the night after she made those remarks. Lee addressed the comments on social media.
‘You don’t even go here’
Perhaps referencing the film, Mean Girls with regard to new people wasn’t the best strategy for Schroeder. First Schroeder told McCarthy that Lee tries to start fights.
“‘You don’t even go here’ — that’s what it feels like,” she said, referring to Lee’s actions. “If she was actually nice and kind and friendly to us, I think she would [fit in], but to just expect to be invited to every little thing we do when we don’t know you and pitch a fit when you’re not … acting like we’ve been friends for years? You just met us, so, no, you’re not coming to my little four-girl wine night.”
So why does the cast embrace new (ish) people like Lala Kent? Schroeder says Kent worked for a place on the show and it wasn’t just handed to her.
Lee said these comments came out of nowhere
Lee tweeted that she never even fought with Schroeder so the comments were odd. “I’ve never fought with you @stassi and I for sure never tried to be bffs with you. I don’t recall missing out of a wine night of only four? So to call me mean is another crazy accusation. All from someone I’ve barely hung out with.”
She added, “Oh wait! Is someone selling a book? Throwing the newbies under the bus so you make headlines. @stassi You will not use my story to sell your basic ass book.”
Later, Lee posted to her Instagram story. “Literally dealing with one of the most white cis privileged mean girl I’ve ever met,” she wrote. “When I first stated at SUR I was warned by a few close friends that actually work at sur to be careful with Stassi. She makes ignorant comments about black people and she comes from a white privilege perception. When I confronted her about these allegations she immediately became the victim crying so hard her lashes came off. Now here I am dealing with exactly what they all warned me about. Fight for diversity and inclusion at the work place is not ridiculous! Shame on you.”
It may go further than ‘mean girls’
Before Schroeder’s comments broke, Lee took to Instagram, absolutely devastated upon learning a transgender woman who was brutally beaten in broad daylight in Dallas Texas. “I’m so heartbroken and I hate the world we live in. Please be kind to trans people,” she wrote.
In the video she posted, Lee becomes emotional talking about how exhausting it is to be attacked for being trans or standing up for trans rights. She says she’s being pushed to the point where she wants to scream or punch someone.
“Girl it is political!” she wrote along with her video. “Our president is banning us trying to erase us. You don’t think that encourages hate towards trans people? If I hated trans people and then saw my own government try to fire them, ban them and erase them you don’t think that gives the extra encouragement to then beat a trans person? It gives them the validation that they won’t be punished for harming us!”
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