Stassi Schroeder admits she ‘still loves to judge’ people in podcast return

Stassi Schroeder plans to continue judging people publicly – despite all the backlash she faced after being fired from Bravo.

“I still love to judge. Judging is fun,” the “Vanderpump Rules” alum, 34, said while returning to her “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast Wednesday after a two-year hiatus.

“If somebody tells you that they don’t like judging, or they don’t judge, they are lying. [It’s] actual human nature and part of our DNA.”

Schroeder clarified, however, that she has gone “soft-ish” in light of recent events, which include coming under fire for racist accusations she made in June 2020 and welcoming daughter Hartford Charlie Rose with husband Beau Clark in January 2021.

“[My judging is] coming from a different perspective,” she explained. “I think that there’s something to be said for having a thoughtfulness before you speak. I kind of think we should just be a little more thoughtful before we put something out there.”

Elsewhere in the episode, Schroeder explained that the relaunch of her podcast will have a different feel to it than when she started it in 2015.

“I am not the same person that I was when you last heard from me,” she promised fans, noting that she feels like the revelation may “disappoint some people” as she “grew up a little bit.”

As Page Six previously reported, Bravo fired Schroeder and Kristen Doute prior to Season 9 after they allegedly called the police on their black co-star Faith Stowers.

Both reality stars issued public apologies after the firing but chose to stay out of the spotlight up until recently.