Stassi Schroeder Calls Her Look ‘Nazi Chic’

When I learned that Vanderpump Rules Stassi Schroeder was being dragged on social media for captioning an outfit she was wearing as “Nazi Chic”, my first thought was that she must have been wearing Hugo Boss. If you don’t get that joke, Hugo Boss the person was a Nazi and Hugo Boss the company made the Nazis uniforms. But she just made her joke because her initials are SS and her purse is monogrammed.

As far as I can tell, Stassi wasn’t wearing anything from the clothing company Hitler built, she just had a vague Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS vibe, mostly from the hat she was wearing. Oh yeah, there was a whole genre of erotica in the ’60s and ’70s about POWs being forced to have degrading S&M sex with sexy female SS officers. That’s a real thing that happened, too. Costumes by Hugo Boss, natch.

Wanna take a look at the picture a TV waitress posted on the internet? Clutch your pearls tight, you’ve been warned.

Yes, if there’s one thing that will get someone fired from a reality TV show, it’s doing something tasteless and outrageous that gets loads of social media mentions. Remember when the Duck Dynasty guy got super homophobic in that GQ interview? It took them nine whole days to reverse that one.

How did Stassi respond to the social media hate?

I like it. Pretty much the best way to address these sorts of social media things is just let them blow over. Your joke didn’t land, you got dragged, delete it and move on with your life, don’t grovel for forgiveness.

Also, some of the complaints about this tweet were really dumb. This one specifically stood out to me.

I wanted to address this specifically because of the claim “Nazis have never been funny.” Nazis have been downright hilarious. For example, Hogan’s Heroes and ‘Allo ‘Allo, two famous and successful sitcoms set in, respectively, a Nazi POW camp and Nazi-occupied France. And have we forgotten about John Cleese’s brilliant performance in Fawlty Towers where he makes two straight minutes of uproariously funny jokes about the Nazis to German hotel guests, culminating in an exaggerated goose-stepping Hilter impersonation? That’s one of the funniest things anyone has ever done.

Now, was Stassi’s joke that funny? Not even close. If she had been wearing Hugo Boss, then maybe it would have been a bit closer. But at least the girl has a sense of humor about herself.

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