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‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Asks, ‘Are We on a Male Witch Hunt?’

Stassi Schroeder takes an on-line beating after criticizing #MeToo campaign

“Vanderpump Rules” star Stassi Schroeder lost advertisers to her “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast Friday after some listeners accused her of criticizing women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual misconduct, People reported.

In an episode titled, “Are we on a male witch hunt?” – which has since been taken down – some listeners said they were “shocked” that she was “mocking #MeToo or questioning women of sexual assault.”

“How dare you question these victims, mock #metoo, or even defend men who push boundaries with women,” one person wrote.

TheWrap reached out to Schroeder’s reps for comment, but they have yet to respond.

Friday’s podcast had advertisers speaking up, too, with Rent the Runway, Simple Contacts and Framebridge all pulling their support.


Schroeder’s viewers had strong opinions of their own. Here are just a few.





Schroeder stood her ground, but the critics persisted.

“I did listen,” one Twitter user responded, “and the context did not make it any better. I wish I could support you on this, but I need you to acknowledge the ignorance here and not blame those who couldn’t listen of not understanding. You deleted it and didn’t give them the chance at context.”

Despite the backlash, Schroeder will be getting the last word: