‘Vanderpump Rules’: Stassi Schroeder Fallout Continues as Publicist Drops Her
Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules continues to feel the effects from her past racially insensitive remarks. Not only that but her former co-star Faith Stowers revealed that Schroeder had called the cops on her for something she wasn’t involved in. Sponsors quickly dropped her and now her publicist, as well as her agency, have followed suit.
Faith Stowers recounts her story
Stowers went on Instagram Live with Floribama Shore star Candace Rice to share her experience being on a show with an all-white cast. The Bravo alum revealed that she didn’t have the best experience. She also recounted 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,” Stowers explained during an Instagram Live interview. “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.”
“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 apologizes
After the backlash took over on social media, Schroeder took a “step back” to reflect on the issues. A couple of days later she returned with an apology to Stowers.
“Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced,” the TV personality said. “It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better. I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused. I am grateful for the people in my life that continue to check me and push me to evolve into a more educated person.”
“My emotions over something that happened between out friends outweighed my logic, and there is no excuse for that,” she said of calling the police on Stowers. “I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions. What I did to Faith was wrong.”
“I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness,” she added. “I am also sorry to anyone else that feels disappointed in me. I am going to continue to look closer at myself and my actions — to take the time to listen, to learn, and to take accountability for my own privilege.”
Stassi Schroeder gets dropped
According to Variety, her agency and publicist have severed ties with Schroeder following the claims by Stowers.
“She became a client when her publicist joined our company in July 2018. We made the decision this weekend to part ways with Stassi,” the UTA spokesperson told Variety.
Her publicist played an important part in her transitioning from the Bravo reality series into podcasting and her book deals.