Omarosa attributes Bethenny Frankel's success to white privilege
Reality TV villain Omarosa Manigault, who first became infamous in 2004 on The Apprentice and has since appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice twice, stopped by former Real Housewives Of New York star Bethenny Frankel’s new daytime talk show, Bethenny, today for a very contentious chat.
The twosome have publicly feuded for years, starting in 2010 when Frankel said she could not be compared to the infamous reality show personality because she has made “a real career” out of her reality TV fame. Manigault responded that Frankel’s then-husband was gay and also, PS, did you hear Bethenny isn’t being honest about having a tummy tuck after she had a baby?
So the two are not exactly friends.
On the show today, anyone who thought the reality stars might bury the hatchet were sorely disappointed. Manigault kicked things off by saying, “It’s different for you and I. I am an African-American woman. You get to walk around and be mediocre and you still get rewarded with things.” That’s some seriously expert shade-throwing by Omarosa — particularly bold because the studio audience was clearly Team Frankel.
The two then had a mature discussion about race and privilege in the media. Just kidding! They yelled at each other a bunch. Watch a clip below: