Fans of the show have watched Shep act like an ass to pretty much the entire cast. Last season, during a dinner event hosted by Patricia Altschul, the ladies shared the fact he had made them all cry at some point. What a sweetie.
Shep’s antics on the show made for interesting TV viewing. Fans could vent their feelings about his nastiness towards his co-stars but they signed up to be on the show, right? Things changed when Shep directed that nasty behavior towards a homeless woman on the street. In a video posted, and since deleted, Shep could be heard mocking the woman as she collected cans.
The public outrage was well deserved. And Shep issued his version of an apology. Which didn’t really sound as though he understood why people were so upset. Well, recently he sat down with People to discuss the video, and what he may have learned from it. “It was stupid, it was wrong, it was hurtful,” he admitted. “I so regret that. I hate being the architect of my own demise. You know what I mean?” he continued.
Shep goes on to explain he was with friends while in New York. And seemed to be so involved in taking pictures and videos he didn’t think twice about filming the woman. Or the things he said. “It was just like a frenetic thing,” he said,”I did not think about the details or the consequences. I still am regretful.”
The video just seemed to be par for course for Shep who was at odds with many of his cast members last season. According to him, if you think he’s a jerk, you’re just not paying attention. Uh huh. Sure. “I want generally to be friends with everybody, and I genuinely have affection for a lot of people on the show,” he explained. The real problem isn’t him. The problem is the show. “The show is difficult because you have to walk a razor’s edge of being funny, and you’ve got to say what’s on your mind. Otherwise, what do you have, right?” he said.
RELATED: Has Southern Charm Been Canceled? Shep Rose Says They Are Not Filming; Doesn’t Know If There Will Be Another Season
So what has Shep learned from this experience? “Live and learn,” he stated, “I think I made a couple little decisions after that that I think were the right ones. And I’m going to try to adhere to my little promises to myself.” Hopefully, being a decent human being who is mindful of how his words affect others will be one of them.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK SHEP IS REALLY SORRY FOR WHAT HE DID? DO YOU THINK HE’S LEARNED HIS LESSON? OR DO YOU THINK SHEP WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAME?
[Photo Credit: Bravo]