Bethenny Frankel reacts to backlash over giving used makeup to a TJ Maxx employee and Carole Radziwill‘s claim she’s trying to be a “white savior.”
The Skinnygirl mogul recently shared a TikTok where she went into TJ Maxx and forced an employee to take her “gift” of used makeup despite the employee insisting she was not supposed to take gifts from customers.
“Who sent this to me? Lol. I mean, stop this nonsense. So much to unpack, but I’m not getting paid to do this any longer. But here…one “word”: #whitesaviorcomplex,” Carole tweeted.
Of course, Bethenny clapped back at Carole’s comment and the controversy as a whole.
“I’m in a lot of trouble, and I think I’m being canceled. I did something very wrong,” Bethenny said in another TikTok.
“It’s not used, but I don’t need it,” she said. “If someone is nice to me, I just hand them something.”
Bethenny explained that she’s gifted a lot of beauty products to “try” and “test,” but if they aren’t “right” for her, she keeps them in her car to give away as a random act of kindness.
She went on to address Carole directly, saying that some people like to use “woke” terms like “white savior complex” and “gaslighting” in an attempt to “act like they’re really smart.”
“So I guess I’m being canceled. What shall we all do?” she asked, adding. “Thoughts and prayers.”
The Instagram account Bye Wig, Hello Drama shared a clip of Bethenny’s response to Carole, which caught the What Remains author’s attention.
Carole replied to Bethenny’s statements in the comment section of Bye Wig, Hello Drama‘s Instagram post.
“Oh jeez..white savior complex is a term that’s been around for 100 + years..long before Karens & conservatives used woke (i.e., thoughtful, self-aware, inclusive) pejoratively — another big word. Gaslighting has been around since at least the 1940s and decent people don’t film good deeds. But hey, go off…”
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