Stassi Schroeder gives first interview after ‘Vanderpump Rules’ firing

Stassi Schroeder has been quiet for a reason.

The former “Vanderpump Rules” star, 32, told Tamron Hall on Thursday that since being fired from Bravo for her past racist behavior, she’s taken time to reflect on everything that lead her to this point.

“People expected me to just understand everything immediately and things like that take time,” she said on the “Tamron Hall Show.” “And I felt like it would be better for me to take the time to get a greater understanding of everything and the issues before I opened my mouth again. I’m someone who messed up quite a few times. I am the reason why I am in this situation. I think a lot of people wanted me to focus on cancel culture and whether I was a victim or not but it’s not how I feel at all.”

She continued that having people label her as a racist “has been the hardest part of all this. Just going out to a restaurant and going to the grocery store and wondering if that’s what people think … I don’t have hate in my heart. But I recognize that I wasn’t anti-racist. That’s something I’ve been learning throughout all of this.”

Schroeder was fired from the network in June for calling the police on Faith Stowers, the only black “Vanderpump Rules” cast member, for a crime she did not commit. She also made racist remarks regarding the “Oscars So White” campaign on her now-defunct “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast and captioned a photo of one of her outfits “Nazi chic.”

Now working with a diversity coach, Schroeder was adamant that she was “being a Karen” with her ignorance and hopes that her daughter — who is due in January —can learn from her mistakes.

“I want to be a better person,” she concluded after Hall pressed her about if she was making these changes solely because she needs an income. “I’m pregnant and I want my daughter to be proud of me and I want to be a part of the solution. I’ve been a part of the problem for years now and I recognize that.”