• Crystal Kung Minkoff shared an update after revealing that she receives "hundreds of messages a day" attacking her for being Asian
  • The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star said her situation has since "gotten better"
  • Kung Minkoff said she will continue to use her platform for a good cause and "express [her] culture positively"

Crystal Kung Minkoff is getting candid about the racist hate she has endured after joining "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" as its first Asian American cast member.

During a reunion episode of Season 11, the 36-year-old reality star, who joined the show last year, told her co-stars and Bravo host Andy Cohen that she endured online harassment from viewers and received "hundreds of messages a day" attacking her for being Asian since she began appearing on the series.

Kung Minkoff shared an update on her situation at Gold House's Gold Gala event Saturday, telling People: "It's gotten better."

"But our season just started, so I noticed a little bit more, but I am more prepared to handle it," she explained. "And what I realize is I always grew up in Los Angeles. I grew up obviously in a very Chinese household, sort of in a bubble."

She added, "I didn't realize that many people out there have never seen an Asian person on TV, integrated, mixed marriage, mixed kids."

Despite the backlash, the Bravo personality acknowledged that she also received tons of support from her fans since her "RHOBH" debut. Kung Minkoff said she has seen many expressing an interest in learning more about her culture.

"It's also incredible I get so many positive messages," she said. "'I wanna see more of your culture…,' 'I didn't know about dumplings or Chinese New Year,' and all these things that I got to share last year, so I really lean into it this year."

Kung Minkoff added that while she can't entirely avoid the harassment, she has chosen to use her platform for a good cause because she felt that "my job in my heart is to express our culture positively."

Kung Minkoff — the co-founder of Real Coco, a coconut-based food and beverage company — was joined at the event celebrating AAPI Heritage Month by her husband, filmmaker Rob Minkoff. The couple shares two children: Max, 9, and Zoe, 7.

She currently appears in Season 12 of "RHOBH," alongside Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke, who all joined the show at the same time in the previous season. The latest season, which premiered last week, introduced Diana Jenkins as a new cast member.

Asked which co-stars she feels the closest to, Kung Minkoff told the outlet, "I am gonna say, Sutton, Garcelle because I see them a lot. We see each other a lot off-camera, so yeah, but I am getting along with everyone."

Another co-star, Erika Jayne, previously teased that viewers will see heated exchanges between her, Beauvais, Stracke and Kung Minkoff.

According to the "Pretty Mess" author, her conflict with her co-stars "goes on and [on] and on."

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT on Bravo.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 20: (L-R) Garcelle Beauvais, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Kathy Hilton and Sheree Zampino speak onstage at the 29th Annual Race To Erase MS on May 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Race to Erase MS