‘RHOD’: Cary Deuber Insists LeeAnne Locken Is Not a Racist Despite ‘Chirpy Mexican’ Comment
Cary Deuber from The Real Housewives of Dallas addressed the controversy surrounding LeeAnne Locken’s exit from the series. Some fans believed Locken was fired after hurling racist slurs at cast member Kary Brittingham.
However, Deuber believes Locken was ready to step away from the series. “I will tell you like the week before it happened, she didn’t want to do it anymore,” Deuber revealed on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.
Adding, “She was so done and so over it, you know? And I mean, I say that I got fired. I didn’t really. I just didn’t get my contract renewed. So like, it’s not like they called me and they’re like, ‘You’re fired!’ They just don’t renew your contract. I don’t know what happened with her.” Regardless of how Locken left, does Deuber believe she is a racist?
Cary Deuber still doesn’t think LeeAnne Locken did anything wrong
Deuber continues to insist that she doesn’t think Locken is a racist. Locken made racist remarks about Kary Brittingham, referring to her as a “chirpy Mexican” at one point. Not only was she dragged by fans, but Bravo executive producer Andy Cohen referred to her remarks as “vile” and “disgusting.”
“No,” Deuber said laughing. “I think that she said some bad sh*t she shouldn’t have said. That’s what she does. Does she look at someone and because they’re a certain, you know, whatever, think that bad of them?”
“No, I don’t, I don’t, I don’t believe that about her,” she continues. “I know her and she has, I don’t know. That’s not her, but I know her and she’s got a mouth on her and she will go f**king nuts on you. And if you push her and that’s what happened, you know, I don’t think she’s racist.”
Deuber says Locken is happier off the show
Locken released a statement upon her departure. “The last four years have been a trolley-slapping good time but after much consideration, I have made the personal decision to step away from RHOD.”
Adding, “I am looking forward to stepping away from the cameras and spending quality time with my husband and friends, traveling, but most importantly, getting back to philanthropy, which was my main reason for joining the show.”
Deuber said maybe now Locken can pursue a new career, perhaps in acting. “I talked to her after [she left], she was super happy and relieved. Life goes on. Life moves on. I really hope that she can learn a lot from it. And I think and get something else from it. Maybe she can have … I don’t know. She’s an actress. So I hope she can use it as a jumping-off point.”