Stassi Schroeder reportedly unhappy about by her performance in a recent interview with Tamron Hall, according to Mariah Cooper of Us Weekly. Said interview was her first public comments since leaving The Vanderpump Rules.
Cooper wrote that sources claimed Stassi was in a foul mood after the interview. She felt like she was put on the spot. The reality star felt as though she built her career on being candid and funny.
However, she wasn’t able to make jokes or try to say anything funny with Hall. She didn’t want anything she said to come across negatively. Stassi’s unease made the interview exchange awkward.
The source, close to Schroeder added that she didn’t want to “make a wrong move.” She didn’t want to say anything was “taken out of context” either. She also felt caught off guard. She didn’t feel as though the interview went the way she expected.
The source added her friend is trying to “learn, educate and be the best version of herself she can.”
Tamron Hall ‘went rogue’
Another source claimed the interview was set to be quite different than the finished product. They claim Stassi and the producers worked out a direction. Then Hall “went rogue” and asked uncomfortable questions. The reality stars’ people felt everything went in a “totally different direction,” after that.
Among the issues that ruffled Stassi’s feathers was talk about her allegedly racist behavior on The Vanderpump Rules. Those comments led to the firing of she and castmate Kristen Doute.
She also came under fire for reporting another costar, Faith Stowers to the police for crimes Stowers didn’t commit. Stassi and Kristen were just the first of the cast to leave. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni soon followed.
Vanderpump Rules producers attempted to clean house after the quartet’s previous racially insensitive remarks went public.
Discussion of a difficult topic
Schroeder’s unease about racial topics didn’t preclude her from opening up at times during the interview with Hall. At one point she explained how hard it was for her to accept that people believe her to be a racist.
“That is absolutely the hardest part, just going out to a restaurant or going to the grocery store and wondering if that’s what people think,” she explained. “And throughout this whole thing I recognize, I never felt like I was a racist, I don’t have hate in my heart, but I recognize that I wasn’t anti-racist. I wasn’t, and that’s something I’ve been learning throughout all of this.”
While the incident cost her job, she told Hall she’s just focusing on being a better person. As she deals with the fallout from the firing and the interview, she’s also preparing to welcome a new addition to the family. She divulged in June that she and fiancé Beau Clark are expecting their first child together.