There were reports that the Vanderpump Rules cast was on good terms after taping the reunion, but that is clearly not the case these days.
Stassi Schroeder got into a Twitter feud with Ariana Madix. Kristen Doute and LaLa Kent jumped in. All of a sudden there were insinuations that Stassi is racist. That’s a new one for this group. The battle lines have been drawn.
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Kristen stopped by Stassi’s podcast Straight Up With Stassi to talk about the latest drama with the Vanderpump Rules cast.
Stassi explained the origin of the most recent problems: “Monday night, LaLa Kent and Ariana Madix were on Watch What Happens Live. I thought actually we were all fine. When you watch the reunion, you’ll probably think the same thing. I’ve never done anything to Ariana. I’ve tried to win her affection. I’ve tried to be her friend.”
Kristen teased to the fans, “You’ll see things like this coming up in the finale of Vanderpump Rules.” Stassi recalled, “On Watch What Happens Live, Ariana is asked ‘Are you and Stassi friends?’ and she just looks at the camera and says, ‘No.’ Crickets. Awkward. Defiant. It’s aggressive, not even assertive.”
Kristen made it clear that she’s done with Ariana. “She’s a Debbie Downer and I am f-cking over it. I’ve tried with her. I felt like I was even in a good place with her and now I’m like ‘You just want to be a bitch. You just want to be miserable.’ That is why I very aggressively tweeted – sober by the way – that she is a bitch. Sorry, not f-cking sorry.”
Kristen told Stassi, “For her to keep tweeting you and not stopping was just mean. It was pointless.”
During the same Watch What Happens Live episode, LaLa said that Stassi was from outside of New Orleans, which also infuriated her. Stassi said, “She could have called me fat all over again. Saying that I’m not actually from New Orleans was more offensive than anything she’s ever done to me.”
In the middle of the cluster of back and forth tweets, Ariana sent Stassi a post about Stassi making “racist” remarks on a podcast about the Academy Awards. Stassi explained, “When I was trying to take notes that were interesting, I was like ‘Oh my God every speech is about racism. Everything is about an ethnicity or the government and what’s going on in politics.’ I also said that. It wasn’t just about race or racial speeches.”
“I don’t know anything about racism. I don’t know anything about it. I haven’t had to experience anything like that and I said that before I made my comment. To say that I’m racist is a disgusting, creepy, gross thing.”
Stassi later said, “I’m not going to apologize for saying I want to watch an award show just for entertainment, but I’m also going to apologize to people who have had to deal with things that I have no idea what it’s like to deal with.” Kristen added, “I don’t disagree with acknowledging things that are present, but I also do agree with you that I don’t want to watch an award show that’s about film that should really be about the actors, writers, and directors. ”
Stassi went on, “I’m allowed to have an opinion. We all have a f-cking opinion and I have an outlet. That does’t make me racist. Saying I don’t feel like listening to political issues, I don’t feel like listening to social issues. I just want to see LaLa Land people in dresses. That doesn’t make me racist.” Kristen came through with the comic relief by responding, “It makes you basic,” which Stassi agreed to.
Kristen continued to have Stassi‘s back. “I’m sick of you getting hate because you said something that you could have worded a bit better.” At another point in the podcast Kristen said, “Ariana and LaLa: It just makes me so angry because they know for a fact that she’s not racist.”
Stassi ranted about Ariana: “I’m like bitch, what the f-ck? We are fine whenever we are around each other. We’re fine whenever the cameras aren’t rolling. We can be fun and be normal. And it’s like this is why I want to be your friend because you are actually cool. The second a f-cking camera or an interviewer gets in front of her, she says the worst things about any of us.”
Kristen hypothesized, “Is it because her podcast didn’t do well so she’s trying to f-ck yours up?” Oh THE SHADE. Stassi responded, “I tweeted her back being like, ‘Maybe if your podcast would have been successful, you would have had the opportunity to f-ck up.’ Sorry, I lost my cool and I said that.”
Stassi said, “I’m putting this racism thing to f-cking bed. I might not have been sensitive or eloquent with the way I worded things, but I am also a 28-year-old stupid chick that lives in Los Angeles who has a podcast.”
Talk about self-deprecating.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK STASSI REALLY WANTS TO BE FRIENDS WITH ARIANA? STASSI’S DESIRE TO ELIMINATE RACE & POLITICS TALK FROM AWARD SHOWS: VALID OR OFFENSIVE?
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