Straight Up With Stassi may never happen again. Various companies removed Stassi Schroeder’s podcast from their platforms. Previously, Bravo fired the reality star from Vanderpump Rules for her racist actions.
Earlier this week, Stassi lost most of her partnerships. For those who don’t know, sponsors are what keeps her podcast running. Most of the companies shared the sentiments that they will no longer work with her.
Stassi also announced that she was taking a break from her podcast amid the nationwide protests following George Floyd’s podcast. But, she may not have a podcast when she comes back.
Stassi Schroeder’s podcast removed from various platforms
Per Us Weekly, Straight Up With Stassi isn’t happening. Several websites removed her podcast from their streaming platforms. Radio.com was the first to make the announcement on Tuesday, June 9.
“We recently learned of racially charged and inappropriate actions by Stassi Schroeder during one of her previous projects,” Radio.com wrote in a statement on Instagram. “In light of this, Radio.com has made the decision to part ways with her. We take these matters very seriously and condemn these actions.”
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Official message from RADIO.COM: We recently learned of racially charged and inappropriate actions by Stassi Schroeder during one of her previous projects. In light of this, Radio.com has made the decision to part ways with her. We take these matters very seriously and condemn these actions. 'Straight Up with Stassi' has been removed from our portfolio.
Radio.com removed Straight Up With Stassi from its online portfolio. Additionally, Stassi’s podcast is also no longer on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Episodes are only available on Stassi’s official website, however. So, it’s likely that the show could go on without these platforms. But, the television personality would have to fund the podcast herself. Which might be impossible since she lost everything she had.
Straight Up With Stassi podcast resurfaces on social media
Stassi Schroeder previously apologized for “racially insensitive comments from my past,” but it hasn’t helped. Fans slammed the former VPR star for her treatment of Faith Stowers back in 2018. In addition, her podcast episode from 2018 resurfaced. Stassi discussed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in March 2017 on an episode of Straight Up With Stassi. She revealed that she was tired of hearing about Black Lives Matter, per TooFab.
“I’m like, really sick of everyone making everything about race,” Stassi said. “I’m kind of over it.”
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Stassi felt since she has a podcast, she was allowed to give her opinion.
“But like, everyone giving their impassioned speeches about race and all that stuff, I’m like, ‘Why is it always just about African Americans?'” Stassi continued. “Like why aren’t the Asians like: ‘We’re not represented. Why aren’t – like I dunno, like – Native Americans and Latinos not like ‘We’re not represented.’ Why is always just ‘that’?”
Stassi makes more insensitive comments about race
The “that” she was referring to was the African American community. The former VPR star then claimed they were the only ones “b****ing about things.” Stassi went on to argue that the Oscars isn’t about race. But, about acting talent. She didn’t like that Moonlight beat out Lala Land for Best Picture, which she didn’t feel was deserving. She felt that “politics” should kept out of the Academy Awards.
Stassi removed the March 2, 2017 podcast episode from her own website. But, it was still available on other platforms before they removed it. In addition, Stassi lost various partnerships, including shaving brand Billie and Ritual vitamins.
What are your thoughts on Straight Up With Stassi? Do you think it will find new life on Stassi Schroeder’s website? Sound off below in the comments section.
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