Kathy Hilton explains why she mistook Lizzo for ‘Valuable’
Lizzo informed her listeners “you’re particular,” however Kathy Hilton stated the Grammy-winning singer is “Valuable.” As in, the titular character performed by Gabourey Sidibe in Lee Daniels’ 2009 movie.
The “Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” star mistook the Yitty shapewear founder for Sidibe’s character throughout Wednesday’s episode of “Watch What Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen.”
Joined by co-star Crystal Kung Minkoff, Hilton participated in a spherical of “Will Kathy Know Them?,” a recreation the place she needed to title the celebrities Cohen confirmed her. When Lizzo’s image got here up, Cohen requested Hilton if she acknowledged the musician.
“I really feel like I do,” she stated, earlier than pausing to make her guess. “Valuable?”
Cohen was fast to right Hilton, whereas Minkoff and different members of the “WWHL” staff laughed on the gaffe. Hilton stated “I don’t know her,” and Minkoff tried to play off her co-star’s flub.
“She is valuable, although. Lizzo is valuable,” Minkoff stated.
Like clockwork, social media lit up on Wednesday, with commenters appalled by Hilton’s confusion over the 2 Black ladies.
“Kathy Hilton didn’t simply name Lizzo valuable,” tweeted @HisEvilTwinAD,
One other Twitter person known as Hilton’s mistake “mad disrespectful, racist, and fatphobic.”
“Valuable,” which received two Oscars in 2010, adopted Sidibe’s obese teen mother as she seeks a greater life for her youngster. Sidibe obtained an Oscar nomination for her efficiency, and her co-star Mo’Nique received the Academy Award for supporting actress.
In gentle of the criticism, Hilton responded Thursday and defined why she made the blunder.
“The display screen was so far-off and my imaginative and prescient is horrible,” she wrote within the feedback part of the @QueensofBravo Instagram account. “For those who recall, I… couldn’t even make out who Justin Timberlake or Melissa Etheridge was.”
Instagram customers weren’t having her excuse.
“Okay glasses and laser eye surgical procedure are effectively inside your price range Kathy. This ‘my eyes are unhealthy’ excuse is getting outdated,” commented person @michelleeeallthetime.
Different “Actual Housewives” followers supported Hilton, citing earlier incidents.
“Let her reside for goodness sake! She thought Garcelle [Beauvais] was her personal sister,” commented an Instagram fan.
Lizzo, alternatively, didn’t appear too bothered by Hilton’s slip-up, posting vacation pictures Thursday on Twitter with the cheeky caption, “In the meantime…”