Kristen Doute said she is doing some soul-searching after being fired from “Vanderpump Rules” along with castmate Stassi Schroeder for past racially insensitive actions involving former Black cast member Faith Stowers.
The 37-year-old spoke about how she’s changing and growing as a person on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn.
“It was definitely none of my business to take anything to social media [and] essentially send a mob out to this person. Especially… because she’s Black. It was really just not my place to go there,” she said.
Doute added, “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.”
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The former reality star added that she’s also learning about “anti-racism” and “how we can do things locally to really truly make changes.” Doute said that right now she’s “doing the best I can.”
“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,” Doute continued.
Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute
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Bravo took action after Stowers revealed in an interview that Schroeder and Doute once called the cops on her in 2018 and tried to pin crimes on her she didn’t commit.
Stowers said that an article was posted online of an African American woman who was allegedly wanted for theft, and Schroeder and Doute thought Stowers looked like the woman and reported her.
Both Schroeder and Doute apologized but in the meantime lost their TV jobs, some branding deals and were dropped by their representation.