Kristen Doute is breaking her silence just over a month after being fired from her full-time role on Vanderpump Rules amid allegations of racism.
While appearing on an episode of the Hollywood Raw podcast with hosts Dax Holt and Adam Glyn, Kristen opened up about the learning process she’s embarked on since getting the boot from Bravo before admitting she should have never publicly accused Faith Stowers of crimes she didn’t commit and insisting that she’s doing the best she can to grow from her mistakes.
“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,” Kristen explained, according to a July 13 report from the Daily Mail.
According to Kristen, who appeared on the show, via Skype, from her Los Angeles home, she thought she understood racism prior to her Pump Rules firing but has since learned about “unconscious bias” and “anti-racism.”
“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 [are] so important,” she shared.
Kristen then said that when it came to calling the cops on Faith and accusing her of drugging and robbing men, it was not her place to send her Twitter mob after her former co-star.
“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,” Kristen admitted.
“At the end of the day I’m not a f***ing saint, I’m doing the best that I can,” she added. “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.”
Stassi Schroeder, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni were also fired from Vanderpump Rules last month due to claims of past racism.