Bethenny Frankel Called Out Kylie Cosmetics For Scamming People By Charging More For Special Packaging
It takes a lot to get on the side of the “well-rested, happy” Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel; but lately, she’s been spending her time on TikTok, reviewing beauty products, and railing against Instagram filter culture and the KarJenners. And while I’m apprehensive about giving her any credit due to the vast amount of dumb shit that’s come out of her talk-hole in the past, valid points have been made recently. In her newest KarJenner rant, she came for Kylie Jenner’s company, Kylie Cosmetics, and their quest to scam sweet morons out of their hard-earned cash by charging $117 more for makeup that comes in a special paper box vs. the exact same products without the box.
Cosmopolitan says that Bethenny posted a video on her Instagram and TikTok (which she’s suing for using her videos in ads without permission) on Wednesday, and went awf in disbelief that Kris Jenner’s favorite cash cow would scam her customers in such a blatant fashion.
In a video posted to her Instagram account (captioned “girl, don’t do it, it’s not worth it”), Bethenny reviewed Kylie’s new Birthday PR Box, which retails for $175. The thing is, apparently you can buy the products in the box (the “Birthday Bundle“) for just $58.
Bethenny heard someone on TikTok address this audacious fuckery first and couldn’t believe that Kylie would scam her customers in this way, so she bought the products to see for herself.
“I’m confused,” Bethenny said. “A girl said it on TikTok, I was confused, I thought something had to be different. There is something different. This has a box that you’re going to throw in the garbage. Unless you have a hamster that you’re gonna put in here.”
And like any frugal millionaire, once Bethenny witnessed this chicanery first-hand, she planned to return the special “PR Box.” But like a good little Kris Jenner production, Kylie made sure that once she has your cash, there’s no getting it back.
She went on to claim she was going to return the box, and then said, “Breaking news, this just in, I just found out that Kylie Beauty doesn’t accept returns so I am stuck with a $117 cardboard box. Maybe I’ll go to the mall and get myself a hamster […]
If Bethenny weren’t engaged, I would be suspicious that her twice mentioning getting a hamster was a veiled Richard Gere thirst signal, but it seems like her real intention is to stop Kylie Cosmetics from cheating skanky ignoramuses who can’t read product descriptions before hitting “checkout.”
They are the same except for the box. That’s a scam. How stupid do we have to be? I just wanna know, like how stupid do we have to be? Okay, I mean, I’m a sucker, I like the packaging, I like the stuff, but where you lose me is when you scammed me.”
Here’s Bethenny in action:
Despite her foot-in-mouth disease, Bethenny has contributed substantially to several large-scale tragedies through her BStrong Foundation and is now pivoting to saving society from everyday transgressions committed by the always-scamming fruit of Kris’ insidious loins. Next, I expect a full-scale investigation into Rob Kardashian’s Arthur George socks spreading chronic athlete’s foot among the 17 people in total who’ve ever worn them after getting them in free swag bags at a Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial watch party.