Kristen Doute attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles over the weekend with boyfriend Alex Menache, and during the event, the fired Vanderpump Rules cast member took a knee in honor of George Floyd.
After returning to the West Coast from Kentucky, where she spent time with ex-co-stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, Kristen was seen kneeling on the ground with a large group of people while wearing a black mask across her face in a post shared to Alex’s Instagram Stories.
“Thank you @iketweezy and @ronnyrock you are doing amazing things,” Alex wrote in the caption of his July 26 clip. “Thank you for making his [sic] amazing community for 60 days. It’s so powerful and important. #kneelforjustice.”
According to a report shared by Us Weekly, who shared a screenshot of Alex’s post, Saturday marked the 60th day of kneeling that was prompted by Kristen and Alex’s friends following the tragic death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in May.
Every night, as part of the event their friends started, people come together in L.A. to kneel for eight minutes and 46 seconds. This is the exact length of time that an officer knelt on the neck of George as he begged for help and proclaimed he could not breathe.
“I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned is that I have so much to learn. 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 [and] learning about anti-racism,” Kristen explained.
According to Kristen, she believes that doing things locally to help make changes and working with her community are “so important.”
Kristen was axed from her full-time position on the Pump Rules cast, along with Stassi Schroeder, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, after being accused of racist behavior against former castmate Faith Stowers.
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