Why Stassi Schroeder Asked Bravo Not To Fire Her Months Before Scandal Hit

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be fired from a successful reality TV show, Stassi Schroeder could tell you. In June 2020, the now former cast member of Vanderpump Rules was let go by Bravo, the show's network, along with Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni. The news of the firings came after former VR star Faith Stowers revealed that Schroeder and Doute had called the police on her in 2018 and falsely accused her of being a criminal. Boyens and Caprioni were let go after racist tweets from their pasts resurfaced.

While Stassi apologized — taking to Instagram to post that she's "tak[ing] accountability" for what she's "said and done, while pushing [herself] to do better" and admitting that "what [she] did to Faith was wrong" — that hasn't prevented her from suffering from the consequences of her actions. Those consequence included being "dropped by her agency and publicist," according to Variety, and, of course, being fired, which is something that she was trying to prevent just months before getting the ax.

Stassi Schroeder's love of her Bravo gig couldn't prevent her from getting fired

While losing your job is rarely a good thing, it happens to be something that Stassi Schroeder specifically addressed not long before she was cut loose from Vanderpump Rules. "Dear Bravo, please never fire me, because I love this s**t so much," the former VR cast member wrote on Instagram back on February 5, 2020, following an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen during which she made a "cringeworthy comment" regarding "Scheana Shay 'hazing' newbie Dayna Kathan," according to Page Six.

In light of Stassi being fired, her fans and followers (and apparently some possible foes) revisited the post and left comments that made it clear that viewers of the show are divided when it comes to their opinions on what happened. 

Some are supporting the star, leaving comments along the lines of, "I hate [that you're] leaving the show...... especially when we all know it's your job to stir the pot," wrote one IG user. Another person wrote, "Sorry you got fired. I enjoyed seeing you grow. Keep looking forward." However, others are clearly not sad to see Stassi go. "FIREDDDDDDDDDDD," one person wrote in case the star needed a reminder of what was going on, while another added, "Karma AF."

Whatever the public thinks about what's gone down, it seems pretty safe to assume that Stassi isn't thrilled with the outcome of this particular situation.

Stassi Schroeder was coming up on a major milestone with the show

Stassi Schroeder not only lost out on what many would consider to be the ongoing opportunity of a lifetime when she was fired from Vanderpump Rules in June 2020, she also ruined her chance to mark an upcoming milestone in her television career. On Nov. 7, 2019, the star took to Instagram to post a promotional image from the show, writing, "January 7th — EIGHT FREAKING YEARS, Y'ALL." That's right, Stassi showed up on the VR scene back in 2013 and was just two years shy of being a part of the show for a decade when she was fired.

At the time of the post, fans were excited to celebrate Stassi's reality TV-related anniversary. One viewer simply wrote, "Luuuuuuv u," while another IG user told Stassi, "So I have gone back to watching from the beginning ... How old were you in season one? The difference in maturity is wild! You have had a glow up!"

While many surely thought that they'd be seeing the reality star's continued "glow up" and entertaining antics onscreen for years to come, it turns out that Stassi's time as a Vanderpump Rules star was limited.

It's going to be hard for Stassi Schroeder to say goodbye to 'Vanderpump Rules'

When Stassi Schroeder was fired from Vanderpump Rules in June 2020 as a result of her past actions, she was saying goodbye to something that obviously meant a lot to the reality TV star. Not only had she asked Bravo not to fire her when she engaged in questionable behavior during an interview, but she's also made it clear over the years how much she adored being on the show.

"Started out as servers now we here," Stassi proudly captioned an Instagram post that she shared back on Nov. 12, 2018. While she included two photos, the first featured herself and her (now former) castmates standing on the red carpet, posing for the cameras together.

On April 14, 2020, Stassi also expressed how she felt about her Bravo gig by sharing a photo of herself (in a nun-like outfit) with her (now ex) co-stars. Alongside the pic, she wrote, "I miss this sh**t so much."

If she missed it then, she's definitely going to miss it a lot more now that she'll no longer be appearing on the show.