When making a television show, isn’t it a goal for people to watch it and beyond that to actually enjoy watching it? That just seems like common sense. Beyond that, it would have to be flattering to work on a show that garners “super fans.” Tell that to Catfish host Nev Schulman.
He recently made fun of Kristen Doute’s enthusiasm for his show in an interview and it hurt her feelings. Vanderpump Rules viewers know that she is a premium investigator, so it makes perfect sense that she would enjoy watching a show like Catfish. Who could ever forget when she figured out that James Kennedy was cheating on her by reading the Uber receipts? She even tracked down Miami Girl and brought her into SUR. If anyone has what it takes to help Nev on an episode Catfish, it’s Kristen Doute.
Kristen discussed her former love for the show Catfish and Nev’s jokes about her fandom during an episode of the Straight Up With Stassi podcast. She declared, “I do not like Catfish. I do not like it. I do not watch it. I took it off my DVR.” That’s how it is now, but that’s not how it used to be for Kristen.
Stassi Schroeder stepped in to explain, “Catfish was Kristen’s favorite show. It was her obsession. It was what she wanted because Kristen is so good at detective work. Kristen can find anything out. So she’s like ‘This is my fucking jam.’ For years and years and years.”
Kristen in chimed in to explain how she felt about the show, “This is my calling. I think it’s like so cool because I can do all of these things too, but they have the money, the wherewithal, and the apps to do it better than I can.”
Stassi shared, “You’ve always said you wanted to work on Catfish or be on a ride along.” Kristen agreed and commented, “When they started doing ride alongs with people I was like ‘Oh my god. That would be so much fun.'” Stassi confirmed, “So you have been very vocal about that. That’s called manifesting.” Unfortunately this manifestation did not work out.
Kristen explained how she used to fan out over the show. She shared, “I tweet Nev. I’ve tweeted Max before. I’ve tweeted at Catfish. I definitely started my own hashtag: #KristenForHashtag. You know what, all of my wonderful followers on Twitter had my back and had that shit trending real hard.” Kristen even said, “They know that I’m right because I’ve taught them so many things, that you, Nev, did not.”
Everything was going well. Kristen enjoyed watching Catfish and followers supported her enthusiasm for the show. Then Stassi revealed, “This took a dark turn a few months ago.” Kristen confessed, “It did. It’s hard to talk about, but I’ll try.”
Kristen began, “So Max Joseph, the wonderful co-host of Catfish decided that he’s not going to be doing the show anymore.” She shared, “Everyone that I think I know- my team, my friends, the people who follow me- all contacted me like ‘Kristen! He’s looking for a co-host!'” She admitted, “I thought it would be really fun to do it one time.” She pointed out, “I promote the shit out of it and tell everyone to watch.” It seemed like Kristen would be the perfect fit for a ride along.
Kristen admitted, “I get Google alerts on myself. I’m not ashamed. I get one where Nev and his wife are on a red carpet.” She continued, “You can Google this piece of shit interview that Nev did where he was super freaking cocky. He basically said that he needs a restraining order against me because I love the show too much.” Kristen added, “He was a complete asshole about it.”
I took Kristen’s advice and Googled that “piece of shit interview.” Nev told Us Weekly, “I’m even afraid to say her name, honestly. I almost feel like I need to take a restraining order out.” He also said, “Kristen really wants to be on the show. I think she’s almost … she’s trying too hard!”
During the podcast, Stassi told Kristen, “It’s secondhand hurting my feelings.” Kristen admitted “I unfollowed everything and I don’t watch the show anymore because that shit was so beyond rude for someone who commends what you’ve done.”
She continued, “He badmouthed me because he thinks he’s too fucking cool for school. He probably won’t even acknowledge this, but even if he wanted to say he was joking, it’s still fucking rude.” Why make fun of a fan?
Stassi admitted to Kristen, “It breaks my heart because you’ve talked about this show for so long.” Kristen wondered, “What do you want? Do you want people to never speak about your show or be excited about it?” She concluded, “It actually hurt my feelings and then it pissed me off.”
TELL US- WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: NEV’S OR KRISTEN’S? WOULD KRISTEN BE A GOOD CO-HOST FOR THE SHOW?
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