Faith Stowers can no longer be silent.
Stacey Schroeder didn’t say much after former Vanderpump Rules star was fired by Bravo in June 2020 for her racially-sensitive past.
Most notably, it was revealed two years ago that Schroeder and Kristen Dowt called the police at Stower in 2018 for a crime he did not commit, probably because of the color of his skin.
Schroeder apologized in several interviews after the shooting, seeming to own many of the mistakes he had made in the past.
Then, in January of this year, Schroeder announced the release of a new book, captioned an Instagram photo of the cover of the memoir:
“It’s no secret that I’ve made some big mistakes and I’ve been called to them, but I’ve also done a lot of reflection and learning … and writing.”
“By writing this book, I hope to shed some light on what happened to me, but my real hope is that my stories can help someone else find their way out of their own bad times. And maybe laugh at my expense along the way.”
Schroeder’s publisher, Gallery Books, shared a similar positive announcement.
“2020 is going to be the best year of Stacey’s life.
Read a statement from Simon & Schuster Imprint, “As well as being regular and feeling like she’s at the top of her career world, she bought her first home and planned her dream Italian wedding.”
“The future looked so promising – until it all went to hell.”
Yes, some would argue.
It went to hell because Schroeder acted like a close-minded orthodoxy.
Prior to the release of this new book, Stacey appeared in several podcasts, describing her “rock bottom” year and even telling her side of the story involving Stovers.
In response, Faith finally left via her Instagram story earlier this month.
“I think this is a sad, tragic time for our community when someone can use the white privilege and try to destroy you and then try to make money using that same privilege,” Faith wrote in this social media post.
Stowers posted a picture on his grid with the caption:
“Believe in yourself unconditionally because there will always be one person [world] That way … “
The caption no longer appears on his page … but it does quote Stacey from an episode of his former podcast, Straight Up With Stacey, where the host asks why “African American” wants to be the center of a movement.
Stowers, meanwhile, is not the only person to criticize Schroeder for publishing and promoting the book.
“The lowest place? You’re healthy, you have a beautiful family, and more than enough money to survive,” one person wrote in response to a summary of Stacey’s memoir.
“I’m really rooting for you – although I was hurt by what happened to you … it doesn’t look right,” added another.
A third Internet user described their issues rather well, writing: “Your ability to benefit from your cancellation for racist work is amazing!”