Kathy Hilton Mixes Lizzo Up with ‘Precious’

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Kathy Hilton, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills actress, has no clue who Lizzo is, and that became obvious at an awkward juncture in this week’s episode of Watch What Happens Live! 

During a game called “Will Kathy Know Them?” where Hilton was pumped to identify numerous prominent personalities, the reality TV actress showed she didn’t quite know them. 

Hilton, 63, could not correctly identify images of Ryan Reynolds or Justin Timberlake. And previously, in an episode on Wednesday, she did not know who Melissa Etheridge was. 

Later on in the game, an image of Lizzo showed up. “I feel like I do [know her],” Hilton stated ahead of saying, “Precious?” She was pointing out to Precious movie actor Gabourey Sidibe, who is obviously not Lizzo. 

The room was filled with cackles from the audience, crew, host Andy Cohen, who put his cue cards in front of his face, and guest Crystal Kung Minkoff, who is among Hilton’s co-actors in Real Housewives

Hilton got a few gazes from the people in the back behind the bar, Greg Mathis Jr. and Elliot Cooper, who are Mathis Family Matters stars and are also Black. 

39-year-old Minkoff attempted to cover up the reply. 

“She is precious, though. Lizzo is precious,” she stated. 

“That’s what I call her! Her nickname is Precious, to me,” Hilton responded. 

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Hilton Received Backlash from Celebs

The video footage was not officially delivered by Bravo – and we know why – however, viewers at home have been capturing and reposting the clip on social media. 

Meanwhile, Hilton was not aware of the identities of the celebs virtually. But she received backlash for her mistake in identifying the Black women. 

Nina Parker, host of E!, took to Twitter to tell her two cents on the matter: “Black women are not here to be the butt of your jokes. TF is this?” 

Other celebs have spoken up about the matter, including Kalen Allen, an internet personality. 

“When Precious came out, a lot of people used the character’s name as a derogatory label to fuel their fatphobia and to bully. So no, I don’t think that it’s funny that Lizzo, home minding her own business, had to watch herself be called Precious in front of millions on live tv,” he said. 

Lizzo and Sidibe have not released any statement regarding the matter.

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