‘Vanderpump Rules’: Stassi Schroeder Takes ‘Step Back’ After Backlash for Racist Comments
Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules is taking a “step back” from her podcast and social media. The Bravo star is in the middle of a controversy after a former African American co-star recalled the time Schroeder called the cops on her. Following those claims, a clip from her podcast resurfaced where she made racist comments back in 2017.
What did Stassi Schroeder do to Faith Stowers?
Fans that have seen Vanderpump Rules know the show has a diversity issue. One of the few persons of color to have been featured on the show was Faith Stowers. The former star had an affair with Jax Taylor and she said her former co-stars “attacked” her after that incident.
Stowers made the revelations in an Instagram Live interview with Floribama Shore star Candace Rice.
“I did a show with an all-white cast,” Stowers said. “I was the only black person on the show. It was a lot.”
“I felt like after their friend did something that we both were involved in that he’s done like, a thousand times, they wanted to attack me instead of him,” she said of Taylor’s infidelity. “They wanted to attack, attack, attack, attack, attack. I was wrong, I was this, I was that, calling me names, saying my hair was nappy, which is weird coming out of their mouths.”
“And I believe it hit the ceiling for me, and made me really want to run for the hills, when Kristen and Stassi decided they were going to call the cops on me,” Stowers continued. “I [had] left the show [at that point]. I was invited back to tell my truth, but decided it wasn’t going to do anything for me. So I ended up not coming back, I decided to go over to MTV. Once I did that, I felt like they got upset with me.”
Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute call the cops
Stowers continued talking about her experience and the time Schroeder and Kristen Doute called the cops on her.
“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady,” she explained. “It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from actually Stassi during an interview.”
Not only did Schroeder revealed calling the cops on her podcast, Doute tweeted an article about the woman they thought it was her.
“It was just funny, because they thought it was me because it was a black woman with a weave,” Stowers added. “So they just assumed it would be me, and they called the cops on me,” she said. “It didn’t work, so they were upset about that. I get people being upset [about the affair], but I didn’t understand why I was getting so much heat and the man wasn’t.”
Stassi Schroeder takes a step back
Following the backlash on social media, Schroeder has taken a step back. Although the Vanderpump Rules star didn’t release a statement about the incident, she did say she was not uploading a new podcast this week.
“Instead, I am creating space, taking a step back to listen and continue to learn,” she said on her Instagram Stories.
Schroeder also two additional posts where she invited her followers to support some of her favorite “black-owned businesses.”