Stassi Schroeder is not happy with the negative reaction to the most recent episode of her podcast, which drew severe backlash and saw several advertisers drop out.
The now-deleted episode of “Straight Up with Stassi” drew backlash from fans on Twitter shortly after it was posted (see tweets below). The episode was titled “Are we on a male witch hunt?”
I’m only 15 minutes in and I’m already offended. I’ve never heard such ignorance or general disregard for women. She’s literally saying basically women only are lying for attention and we just are on a man with hunt
— Marissa Kathryn (@MarissaLace) November 24, 2017
— Ali (@alikokjohn4) November 24, 2017
Schroeder defended the episode on Twitter, which she later deleted, writing, “Hold up. There is ZERO bashing, & I repeat myself 3726 times how I feel the whole media frenzy has taken away from the victims who were truly assaulted. You may be misinterpreting my point, because we had the best intentions w/ this episode.”
Three advertisers tweeted they were pulling their sponsorship of the show — Rent the Runway, Simple Contacts, and Framebridge. Each of them posted on Twitter voicing their displeasure with what was said on the podcast.
We’re shocked by @stassi's comments re the #metoo campaign. It goes against everything RTR stands for as a company and has publicly advocated. Our 1st ads were slated to run on Mon but effective immediately we’ve terminated our relationship with her podcast.
— Rent the Runway (@RenttheRunway) November 24, 2017
— Simple Contacts (@SimpleContacts) November 24, 2017
In no way do @stassi's comments about the #metoo campaign reflect our beliefs. We are ending our relationship with the Straight Up with Stassi Podcast effective immediately. We will always stand by brave women sharing their stories.
— Framebridge (@framebridge) November 25, 2017
Schroeder has said she has recorded a follow-up podcast.