Kathy Hilton has discovered herself in scorching water after complicated Lizzo with Treasured actress Gabourey Sidibe on Wednesday evening’s episode of Watch What Occurs Stay.
Months after rumors surfaced through which Kathy was accused of utilizing a slur, which she denied, amid the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills forged’s season 12 journey to Aspen, Colorado, Kathy performed a recreation of “Will! Kathy! Know Them!?” with co-guest Crystal Kung-Minkoff. And through the recreation, she guessed, “Treasured,” when host Andy Cohen confirmed her a photograph of Lizzo.
“I really feel like I do [know her]… Treasured?” Kathy questioned on the August 10 episode of WWHL.
Instantly, issues received awkward on set as Crystal tried to downplay the incident.
“She is treasured although, Lizzo’s treasured,” Crystal acknowledged.
After which Kathy added, “That’s what I name her. Her nickname is ‘Treasured’ to me.”
After sharing the clip on their Instagram web page, Every thing Housewives posted screenshots of a sequence of feedback written on Twitter, lots of which got here from viewers who discovered themselves offended by Kathy’s mixup.
“The Kathy Hilton clip is tousled and y’all know it’s. Lizzo minds her personal enterprise however all individuals do is make her a joke and this time it wasn’t even intentional. This time she caught a stray and I want somebody would’ve stepped up and mentioned one thing,” wrote YouTuber Kalen Allen.
However one other individual was extra blunt, saying, “Kathy Hilton simply known as Lizzo ‘Treasured.’ She wants her a– whopped.” And another person mentioned that if Kathy thought Lizzo was Treasured, “a fictional character from a film which was tailored from a ebook by the identical identify,” she’s both a liar, a mendacity fool, a racist, or a mendacity, racist, fool.”
Journalist Shar Jossell additionally received in on the motion, tweeting, “Now, I do know Kathy Hilton doesn’t know a lot, however how the hell did she handle to confuse Lizzo with Gabourey Sidibe? That definitely performs into the ‘all of us look alike to them’ trope.”
The outlet additionally obtained feedback from followers who defended Kathy in opposition to claims of potential racism.
“Kathy actually. She’s responsible but it surely was humorous I imply come on,” one individual acknowledged.
“Ohhh recover from it,” one other agreed.
“Not racist simply Kathy,” identified a 3rd.
And one other individual requested, “Can somebody clarify to me how evaluating two Black individuals is racist?”
Additionally on Instagram, a fan mentioned that whereas Kathy’s feedback had been “ignorant,” they wouldn’t say “it’s racist.”
The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.