Kathy Hilton, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, has come up with an explanation after confusing Lizzo, the About Damn Time pop Star, with Gabourey ‘Gabby” Sidibe. The TV star had mentioned Lizzo in place of Sidibe in reference to her fictional character in 2009’s Precious.
This comment caused a lot of controversies after she was on last Wednesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live. During the episode, Hilton was asked to identify several celebrities based on their pictures. When it came to Lizzo’s turn to be identified, the RHOBH star mistook the singer for actress Sidibe, as she blurted out, “Precious?”
What Did Kathy Hilton Say About The viral Situation?
After receiving a lot of backlash from fans for her mistake, Kathy blames her poor vision. Kathy commented on the Queens of Bravo Instagram account, where she claimed that the Watch What Happens Live screen was far away. She also explained how terrible her vision was.
The American socialite continued by adding how she couldn’t even recognize Justin Timberlake. Timberlake had been another celebrity she failed to identify during the segment. She also did not recognize Melissa Etheridge, a guest on the latest episode of RHOBH.
Some of Kathy’s fans have decided to give her the benefit of the doubt as they believed the mistake was truly due to her poor eyesight. While some others were not convinced that was the reason for her actions, as one user commented:
“Lol not knowing who somebody is or not recognizing them is one thing. calling them precious is just a blatantly racist microaggression.”
A source related to E! how terrible Kathy feels for making the blunder. The source made it known that Kathy tended to get “a little nervous when she is on live TV.” The source added that:
“Kathy is a very sensitive person and would never intentionally hurt anyone’s feelings.”
Lizzo and Gabby have yet to address this incident publicly, and although Kathy Hilton blames her poor vision, many fans still believe it not to be true.