Former "Vanderpump Rules" cast member Stassi Schroeder appeared on "Tamron Hall" on Thursday, her first TV appearance since she was fired for past racist actions.
In 2018, Schroeder said on a podcast that she and her co-star Kristen Doute had called the police on former "Vanderpump" cast member Faith Stowers for a crime she did not commit. They made the call based on a grainy photo of the alleged thief, a black woman.
Tamron Hall bluntly asked Schroeder if she's racist.
“I’ve never felt like I was a racist, I don’t have hate in my heart," Schroeder said. "But I recognize that I wasn’t anti-racist.”
Schroeder has also faced backlash over a photo she captioned “Nazi Chic.” She told Hall that since her firing, she has hired a diversity coach to help educate her.
“I am so embarrassed that I even had those thoughts much less put it out there," she said. "I was that Karen, I was a Karen.”