Bethenny Frankel Gave Some Great Advice To A Group Of Business Women

April 14, 2016 / Posted by:

Reality shit show trick/crap-tasting booze mogul and Emperor Kuzco’s rival Bethenny Frankel was a speaker at a women’s entrepreneurial summit over the weekend, and guess what? She offended people! No, she didn’t offend people by serving them that piss-flavored mouthwash Skinny Girl. She offended them with the words that dribbled out of her mouth.

An entrepreneur named Mary Pryor was in the audience and wrote on HuffPo about how many women were grossed out by what Bethenny said. Now, I would’ve been offended as soon as she said, “Hello, my name is Bethenny Frankel and I’d like to talk to you today,” but it’s what she said after her introduction that pissed some women off. Mary wrote that Bethenny said that women should use their chochas to get ahead in business and if black women want their companies to be successful, they should hire a white dude to front it.

As a participant in Rent The Runway’s and UBS’s Project Entrepreneur, a new initiative to equip women founders with the tools and advice they need to thrive in the marketplace, I was stunned when Frankel implied that women should have sex with men in exchange for capital. I was offended when she expressed some kind of kinship with black women because she’s “loud.” And I was taken aback when she advised those of us in the room to get business advice to hire a white man as the face of our companies.

Another female founder of color, Naomi Hirabayashi of Shine Text, was just as disturbed given this response. Many of the women of color in the audience turned their heads in shock. Some took to the mic, prepared to address the inflammatory remarks.

In related news, Oprah has announced that per the advice of Bethenny Frankel, she’s going to let a white man run her company so it can finally make some money.

Mary Pryor added that when other women tried to spit out a counterpoint, the moderator snatched the mic out of their hands. A rep for the event didn’t call Bethenny out by name, but apologized to their guests:

We understand that guests were offended during our Day 1 luncheon, following remarks made by our speaker. This was not our intention and is contrary to our goals. We apologize to our guests. We launched Project Entrepreneur to champion all women. We thank those of you who candidly spoke out and welcome this important dialogue. We look forward to continuing to empower women entrepreneurs as they build their businesses.

I thought that Bethenny would respond to this by saying something like, “It was just jokes, you stupid cunt rags!” But instead, she denied saying those things and asked to see the receipts.

Since we’re on the subject of Bethenny, lets get into something that happened on the last episode of the Real Drunk Wrecks of New York City. Bethenny has been going after the new chick Jules Wainsomethingoranother. Bethenny thinks that Jules’ skinny ass body is “alarming” and is close to accusing her of anorexia. I know, that’s coming from the creator of Skinny Girl who bragged about fitting into her 4-year-old’s pajamas. It made me overdose on irony, But anyway, during the last episode, Jules, who is half-Japanese and is Jewish, accidentally touched some shrimp at a stupid party. Jules is kosher, so she freaked out and quickly did a purification bath. Jules squirted lemon all over her hands before dipping them into an ice bucket. Bethenny watched that ritual go down and said this about it during her confessional. (Note: Jules speaks perfect English and I don’t even know if her ass speaks Japanese.)

“Why are you washing your hands in the ice bucket? I don’t know how to say ‘not so smart’ in Japanese.’ No arigato? Hand in ice-o no?”

I mentioned this just in case Bethenny is announced as the keynote speaker at a Japanese Business Women Association event and you ask yourself, “Why?” Now you’ll know why. It’s because she gives the greatest business advice and she’s fluent in Japanese!


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