Despite Nev Schulman’s accuser filing a police report, they’re keeping him on Catfish, but the show is still looking for a new cohost.
Many thought that Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute would be a shoe-in for a host of reasons.
Nev laughed it off and basically called her a stalker, and Kristen is firing back.
Max Joseph is out at Catfish.
Nev Schulman, despite the sexual misconduct allegations against him, is still hosting the show.
And he’s looking for someone else. Naturally, a lot of people suggested Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute.
It’s not just that Kristen has been a fan of the show.
Kristen has some real detective skills, as The Ashley notes, having exposed her cheating ex-boyfriend James Kennedy and tracked down Tom Sandoval’s “Miami Girl.”
Using a common celebrity tactic, Kristen even drummed up support for the idea on Twitter, and a lot of fans loved the idea.
But when the subject came up in a recent interview, Nev Schulman shot down the possibility in a deeply insulting way.
“I’m even afraid to say her name, honestly,” Nev told Us Weekly.
He joked about her fondness for Catfish, saying: “I almost feel like I need to take a restraining order out.”
“Kristen really wants to be on the show,” Nev added. “I think she’s almost … she’s trying too hard!”
Kristen Doute appeared on co-star Stassi Schroeder’s Straight Up With Stassi to respond.
“I do not like ‘Catfish.’ I do not watch it,” Kristen shares. “I took it off my DVR.”
Kristen says: “I tweeted Nev. I’ve tweeted Max before. I’ve tweeted at ‘Catfish.’ I definitely started my own hashtag: #KristenForCatfish.”
“You know what, all of my wonderful followers on Twitter had my back and had that s–t trending real hard,” she notes.
“They know that I’m right” for the job, she says, “because I’ve taught them so many things that you, Nev, did not.”
“Everyone that I know — my team, my friends, the people who follow me — all contacted me like, ‘Kristen! He’s looking for a co-host!’” Krisen reveals.
Her interest in the show was famous, so it’s natural that she would come to mind.
“I thought it would be really fun to do one time,” Kristen explains. “I promote the s–t out of it and tell everyone to watch it.”
Stassi reassures her that she did nothing wrong by being outspoken about her hopes.
“That’s called manifesting,” Stassi notes.
Kristen laments how Nev responded: “He was a complete a–hole about it.”
If she just hadn’t gotten the role, that would be one thing. This rudeness is another matter.
“I unfollowed everything,” Kristen says of things related to Catfish. “And I don’t watch the show anymore”
She made this move “because that s–t [Nev said about me] was so beyond rude for someone who commends what you’ve done.”
“He badmouthed me because he thinks he’s too f–king cool for school,” she theorizes.
“He probably won’t even acknowledge this,” Kristen says. “But even if he wanted to say he was joking, it’s still f–king rude.”
She is absolutely right.
You can tell that Stassi is really heartbroken about this.
“It breaks my heart because you’ve talked about this show for so long,” Stassi says supportively.
“What do you want?” Kristen asks of Nv. “Do you want people to never speak about your show or be excited about it?”
She has a very valid point. If you shame fans of your show for liking it … how do you expect other fans to feel?
“It actually hurt my feelings,” Kristen admits. “And then it pissed me off.”