Ex Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute says she ‘has so much to learn’ after being axed over Faith Stowers race comments – The Sun
FORMER Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute has opened up about her firing from the show over racist comments saying she "has so much to learn".
Kristen, 37, was axed from the Bravo show after making racially insensitive comments about fellow cast member, Faith Stowers.
The former reality star talked about her firing on the Hollywood Raw podcast on Wednesday.
She told hosts Dax Holt and Adam Glyn: "I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned is that I have so much to learn.
"And I know that’s super cliché and a lot of people say that, but it’s absolutely true because I think that I thought that I understood racism, but now I’m really learning about unconscious bias; learning about anti-racism.
"[I'm] learning about how we can do things locally to really truly make changes, and putting work into your community locally to make those changes, I think, is so important."
Kristen promised she's "doing the best that I can," and "at the end of the day I’m not a f***ing saint."
"I’m human and I make mistakes all the time, and I’m just trying to do something every day that makes this a little bit better for everyone."
Kristen was fired alongside co-star and friend Stassi Schroeder last month after Faith accused them of reporting her to the police for a crime that she was not connected to.
She dropped the bombshell: "There was this article where there was an African-American lady.
"And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from, actually, Stassi during an interview.”
Racists tweets from Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni also resurfaced which led to Bravo confirming they would also not return to the show.
Their actions and those of other racist TV stars has led networks such as Bravo and MTV to reportedly considering adding "good behavior" bonuses for reality stars in the wake of a string of firings.
Now, sources close to the networks have claimed that bosses are debating adding a new clause to contracts that would see their stars get additional bonuses if their social media accounts remain above board.
Speaking to Page Six, the insider said: "They’re talking about ‘behaving well,’ as in not using racial slurs on social media and not getting into fights with castmates.
"It’s not a high bar."
The claims come weeks after it was alleged that several networks have also hired private investigator Edward Myers to root out potentially controversial tweets or comments online from their stars' accounts.
The decision to add the bonus to contracts comes after rising tension and Black Lives Matter protests across the country have seen celebrities called out for past behavior, and in some cases, lose their jobs over their actions.
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