In a recent podcast, the reality TV star discussed an email she received about a girls’ summer camp where one of the attendees was assigned to a male at birth. .
Bethenny Frankel defended herself after receiving backlash for what some claimed were “transphobic” comments made on her “Just B” podcast.
On Tuesday, the reality TV star retweeted a message that read: “There is nothing transphobic about this statement.” Frankel added: “Zero point zero, but it doesn’t sell magazines and newspapers… people are afraid to have real conversations.”
She added, “If you haven’t read your script before you speak, people are so excited. Come see me… I’m here… and the conversation will continue.”
Zero point zero but it doesn’t sell magazines and newspapers… .people were afraid to have real conversations. If you haven’t read your script before speaking, people are so excited. Come to me… I’m here… and the conversation will continue @justbpodcast https://t.co/fpyg1NgMTk
Hours earlier, she had also responded to a reviewer telling her to learn from her mistake. “I was absolutely not wrong. And I will talk about it again this week,” Frankel tweeted. “Fortunately, I have a platform to clarify what the media likes to twist. @Justbpodcast ps. I’m not afraid of cancellation, so I’m not afraid of busy discussions.”
It also targeted opponents the day before, asking them to “nominate” it for cancellation. “There’s like five others before you so grab a number,” she joked.
Listen to the podcast. Then comment. I was absolutely not wrong. And I will talk about it again this week. Fortunately, I have a platform to clarify what the media likes to twist. @justbpodcast ps. I’m not afraid of cancellation so not afraid of busy discussions. https://t.co/FDVsKUCWan
The drama began last week after Frankel had a chat on his podcast about a “pronoun conversation” with his daughter Bryn, 11.
“We have to get into the fact that I Zoomed in for my daughter’s school and [had] the conversation about pronouns with every teacher, every parent, every child, “she began.” And my daughter also says in school that everyone should say their pronouns. “
“And my daughter didn’t even know what hers were. [She said], ‘I know what I am or what I think I am, but I never said it out loud. He didn’t come for me. So she said she didn’t know, ”Frankel added.
She then recounted an anecdote about an email sent to Frankel’s circle regarding a summer camp.
“It’s a girls’ camp and a person with a penis, who identifies as a girl, went to the camp and was in the bunk with the girls. And the girls saw her — because it is her because it’s a male anatomy but identifying with a female – so the other girls saw a penis. They are 9, 10 years old, so the parents were obviously not very happy, “she said, adding that she had also heard” this girl with a penis was kissing a lot of different girls in the camp “.
“It’s an interesting conversation about a girl, the female anatomy being in a male anatomy bunk or vice versa. OK? So that’s a conversation.”
Frankel then moved on to the topic of trans students playing in school sports and suggested that gender identity could be a phase. “What if a child is not ready to make a decision? Don’t a lot of college girls have a lesbian phase and then find out that they aren’t? Maybe they’re going through something, maybe they want attention, maybe they’re going through a bad breakup. At what age is someone absolutely sure who they are? There must be some gray areas. “
She concluded by saying that she didn’t have a point of view on the topics, she was just raising questions to start a conversation.
However, some people didn’t feel that way and tore up the Skinny Girl mogul on social media.
“Hi Beth! I was going to quote the transphobic language you used in the horrible intro of this episode, but it’s too hurtful to even write it down,” one shared. “Maybe you do the bare minimum of research before you speak to your audience? “
Another tweeted: “@Bethenny, your dastardly transphobic rant against a child is unacceptable. His hate speech is not controversial.”
Frankel did not bring up the controversy during his last podcast released on Tuesday, as it may have already been taped. She regularly publishes two new podcasts per week.