'Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder Apologizes for Controversial #MeToo Podcast, Loses Advertisers
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"It was irresponsible for me to make generalized statements about a very serious topic," she writes in her statement.

After choosing defiance as her first response to backlash she received for a recent podcast where she questioned the #MeToo campaign and some of the sexual assault stories that have come to light in recent weeks, "Vanderpump Rules" star Stassi Schroeder apologized and removed the "Straight Up With Stassi" episode in question.

"My podcast is an outlet for me to share my unfiltered opinion with my listeners; but on my latest episode I crossed a line," Schroeder posted to Twitter on Saturday afternoon. "It was irresponsible for me to make generalized statements about a very serious topic, such as sexual harassment, as it is not my place to speak about anyone else's experience. I apologize."

She then invited parties "on either side" to share their stories on her podcast, describing the past 24 hours as "sobering."

The original podcast was titled "Are we on a male witch hunt?"," after which Schroeder was accused of questioning some women's stories and jumping on the #MeToo bandwagon.

Almost immediately, three of her podcast sponsors backed out of their relationship with Schroeder with statements condemning her comments.

Even as the fans lashed out against her "ignorance," Schroeder was initially defiant, saying that her words were being taken out of context, and then Tweeted Friday that she'd finished recording a "follow up episode... stay tuned ;)"

The invite for parties on "both sides" to discuss their stories came Sunday, two days after a more defiant Schroeder posted that she'd finished her follow up episode. It's unclear if that episode will still air, considering the apology and "sobering" 24 hour period. Fans will just have to stay tuned.

Following are some of the tweets -- both against and in support -- Schroeder got for her podcast and varying responses:

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