Tamron Hall denies Stassi Schroeder was ambushed! “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, 50, said on Tuesday’s episode, referring to an Us Weekly article citing a source. “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.”
“So I’m going to take you behind the scenes of TV,” she continued. “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.”
The night before the interview,” Schroeder’s team asked Hall not to discuss the comments Schroeder made about the #MeToo movement.
The Vanderpump Rules star, 29, spoke about the victims of Hollywood’s sexual misconduct scandal on her Straight Up with Stassi podcast and some of her listeners were outraged with what they perceived to be insensitive views. The episode titled “Are we on a male witch hunt?” has since been deleted.
One woman tweeted, “so I’m never one to go here but I’m disgusted after listening to @stassi newest episode. How dare you question these victims, mock #metoo , or even defend men who push boundaries with women,” “I’m only 15 minutes in and I’m already offended. I’ve never heard such ignorance or general disregard for women. She’s literally saying basically women only are lying for attention and we just are on a man with hunt,” and “‘No one can MAKE me suck a dick’ And it’s official I’ve turned the podcast off.”
Another listener tagged Schroeder and wrote, “You: “I’m sorry, no one could make me suck a dick. I’m sorry it sounds like he thought you liked it because you were making out with him. And now that it’s a trend and it’s #metoo you’re going to come out and accuse him because you regret it. Also you: there’s no victim bashing!”
Despite trying to clarify herself, Schroeder’s comments prompted advertisers to drop from her podcast. Rent the Runway tweeted, “We’re shocked by @stassi’s comments re the #metoo campaign. It goes against everything RTR stands for as a company and has publicly advocated. Our 1st ads were slated to run on Mon but effective immediately we’ve terminated our relationship with her podcast.”
“It hit me to my gut that I didn’t ask her,” Hall said of obliging the request to not discuss the matter. “But again, I want to be honest with you. Given that she was five months pregnant, the issue of race was hard enough for her and for me and it was a lot to unpack, including that Nazi comment, so I said we were not going to go down that road but we would have this difficult conversation that we all should have to provide a better platform for our children.
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Stassi Schroeder refused to talk about THIS with Tamron! Stassi Schroeder refused to talk about THIS with Tamron