Stassi Schroeder is widely perceived to be doing damage control after she was fired from Vanderpump Rules. The former Bravo star was cut from the reality series after racially sensitive comments and actions resurfaced amid the Black Lives Matter movement. Her first media appearance was on The Tamron Hall Show where she would talk about what she has learned following the controversy.
Stassi Schroeder allegedly felt ‘ambushed’
Following Schroeder’s appearance on the daytime talk show, there was a report that talked about how the former reality TV personality felt during an interview.
“Stassi felt totally unprepared for the interview,” a source told Us Weekly. “She wasn’t in a good mood afterward and felt like she was put on the spot. She has built her brand on being candid and funny, and she feels afraid to make any wrong comments or jokes and having them come across negatively, which, in turn, made the interview awkward.”
The insider claimed that the expectant mother was “caught off guard in how the interview went down.” Another source said that “producers laid the segments out for Stassi and her team, and everything was all set.”
“To everyone’s surprise, Tamron went rogue and took the interview in a completely different direction,” the insider alleges.
Tamron Hall reacts to going ‘rogue’ claims
Hall is a revered journalist and her talk show just premiered her second season. The TV presenter is not one to thrive on being sensational and always conducts herself on a professional manner. Following the report that Schroeder felt ambushed during her interview, Hall took some minutes of her show to address the claims.
“The other day I was told that there was a report that Stassi felt ‘unprepared’ and that it was ‘awkward.’ Even that I had gone rogue… Whatever that means,” Hall said. “Let me just be open because I’m expecting everybody who’s participating in this show today, I want them to be open, so I have to do the same. It’s why I wanted this show to be honest with you.”
“I’m going to take you behind the scenes of TV,” she added. “Now, I don’t tell people the specific questions I’m going to ask them. How they answer, that’s up to them. But the topic and everything that we discussed, Stassi knew. She knew the subject matter. She knew what I was going to ask her. Not the questions.”
Hall also revealed that the night before the interview, Schroeder’s camp asked her to not bring up comments the Schroeder made about the Me Too movement. The former Today host didn’t agree with not asking that question but she accepted it as Schroeder is five months pregnant and “the issue of race was hard enough for her.”
Why was Stassi Schroeder let go?
As you may all remember, Schroeder was fired from Vanderpump Rules after old comments resurfaced. One in particular involved Faith Stowers, who was the only Black cast member of the Lisa Vanderpump executive produced show.
Schroeder and her friend Kristen Doute believed Stowers was a woman police were looking for that was pictured in a Daily Mail article. They both called the police and reported it. Schroeder thought it was a funny incident and talked about it on her podcast without knowing the repercusions that doing so could have.
As the public in general is being made more aware about the difficulties that Black people face everyday in society, calling the cops on Stowers could’ve ended up being something tragic. Schroeder and Doute thought it was hilarious, but Stowers did not.
Bravo has not confirmed if Vanderpump Rules will be filming another season.
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