Bethenny Frankel is never afraid of a little controversy and fans real housewives of new york city know. The former Bravo star has always voiced her opinion, no matter how unpopular it may be and has gotten a little messy lately. Frankel hosts a podcast and in a recent episode made comments that some have deemed transphobic. Now the reality TV star is hitting back at the critics and challenging them to cancel it.
What comments did Bethenny Frankel make?
Frankel is the host of his own podcast called just stay Where she discusses current issues. In an episode posted on September 23, the former Rhony The star talked about a transgender child who went to a girls’ summer camp. Although her 11-year-old daughter did not attend the camp, Frankl was included in an e-mail series where she learned of the matter.
“It’s an all-girls camp and a man with one gender, who identifies as a girl, went to the camp and was in the bunk with the girls,” Frankel is heard telling the story. “The other girls saw him, because this is him. This is the male anatomy, but identifies as a female. So, the other girls saw a penis. They are 9, 10 years old… So, the parents clear Wasn’t quite that happy.”
Frankel also learned that the girl he was talking about was “having relationships with a lot of different girls at camp.” The SkinnyGirl founder said that her daughter understands the topic of gender identity, but isn’t convinced she’ll cot with a transgender child.
“She hasn’t even seen a penis. So, in one camp, she used to look at girls’ parts, so I think these conversations are fluid too,” she explained. “It’s an interesting conversation about a girl, The female anatomy is in a male anatomy bunk or vice versa.”
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Former ‘Ronnie’ star doesn’t hold back
The conversation Frankel had on his podcast stemmed from a meeting he had with his daughter’s school about pronouns. Later page six Published a story about his controversial comments, further backlash for the former big shot Reality competition show host. Instead of backing away from what she had said without direct knowledge, she doubled down and challenged people to rescind it.
“I didn’t do one thing wrong. Conversation is healthy. Try this. Doubling up. I’m not a celeb who panics for fear of cancellation [because] I didn’t say anything exactly how you should hear it,” he tweeted on a fan. “I don’t have transphobic bone on my body so take it somewhere else.”
With no apology offered for his words, Frankel said, “Listen to the podcast. Then comment. I wasn’t wrong at all. And I’m going to discuss it again this week. Thankfully I have.” It is a platform to clarify what the media likes to distort. PS I am not afraid of cancellation so am not afraid of charged discussions.”
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In another tweet she said, “Nominate me to cancel… there are like five others in front of you so take a number.”
Frankel indicated that she would talk more on the subject in a future podcast episode. In the comments some people questioned whether he created this controversy to bring listeners to his digital show.