Owning her mistakes. Stassi Schroeder got candid about the racist remarks she made earlier this year — three months after she was fired from Vanderpump Rules. "People expected me to just understand everything immediately and things like that take time," she said on the Tamron Hall Show on Thursday, September 17.
"I felt like it would be better for me to take the time to get a greater understanding of everything and the issues before I opened my mouth again," the 32-year-old explained. "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 but it’s not how I feel at all."
The podcast host revealed "the hardest part of all of this" is going to a restaurant or running errands and wondering if people think she’s racist. "I don’t have hate in my heart," she shared. "But I recognize that I wasn’t anti-racist. That’s something I’ve been learning throughout all of this."
In June, the blonde beauty was fired from the network after she and Kristen Doute called the police on their costar, Faith Stowers — the only Black cast member — for a crime she didn’t commit. "I legitimately thought we were solving crime. I was completely wrong," Schroeder said after Hall asked her why she called the cops in the first place.
Schroeder — who is expecting her first child with fiancé Beau Clark — and Doute later apologized for their actions, but it was too little too late, and Bravo decided to ax them from the show. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni — whose old racist tweets resurfaced last year — will also not be returning to the reality series.
The Next Level Basic author is now working with a diversity coach and is hoping she can be a better role model for her daughter, who is due in January. "I want to be a better person," she stated. "I’m pregnant and I want my daughter to be proud of me and I want to be a part of the solution. I’ve been a part of the problem for years now and I recognize that."
"I have spent my life as a privileged person," she added. "It is my fault, I have to say this, that I had not educated myself before. It’s my fault that I didn’t know better."