‘RHONY’: Bethenny Frankel Faces Backlash for Photo of Daughter ‘Supporting’ Her Breasts
Bethenny Frankel is best known for being part of the ensemble of The Real Housewives of New York City. The Bravo star recently quit the reality show and is venturing out on her own. As the creator of the Skinnygirl brand, she’s found tremendous success and her new shapewear line is off to a strong start.
With more notoriety, more eyeballs are on top of you watching your every move. Frankel is feeling the wrath of social media after she posted a photo of her daughter holding her breasts.
In the picture, the former RHONY star is seen wearing a white shapewear tank top. Her daughter is behind her reaching in front of her and “supporting” her breasts.
“I have all the support I need (hands not included with purchase. Get Skinny Girl’s Shapewear to feel supported and sexy,” Frankel captioned the image.
Bethenny Frankel faces backlash from fans.
Fans of the New York native found the photo odd and voiced their thoughts in replies to the post.
“Umm Bethenny, [you’re] my girl and all but this pic is not it…,” a fan tweeted.
“Bought her books but this is distasteful and not necessary to get production attention,” another one of Frankels’ Twitter fans added.
“The pic is odd. If Ramona or Luann posed [with] their daughter like this, you would have been all over their jocks about it,” a RHONY viewer commented.
“I use to think she was a ‘good one’ for her charity, but I find it very disturbing that she would post her own child holding her breasts just to advertise some crappy clothes,” a Twitter follower also said.
Frankel was, seemingly, trying to be funny and her Twitter fans did not take well to her joke. The social network has a limited amount of characters that can be used for each post.
On Instagram, Frankel was able to add a postscript where she reminds her followers to get their “boobs checked.”
“Make sure to get your mammogram this month. Thank you all for reminding me,” she wrote.
Bethenny Frankel quit ‘RHONY’ ahead of Season 12.
Ahead of the start of production for season 12 of RHONY, Frankel announced she was quitting.
“I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my next chapter,” Frankel told Variety in late August. “It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women. With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have.”’
It was in the first part of 2019 that Frankel inked a deal with Mark Burnett and MGM to develop her own shows. It is rumored that her first production would be starring herself. In the midst of her flying to Los Angeles for her new gig, there were rumors that she was regretting her decision of leaving the Bravo reality series.
“Bethenny had it made as the star of RHONY,” an insider told Radar Online. “She was the highest-paid Housewife, only worked a couple of days a week filming the show, and the producers were flexible with her schedule. All she had to do was show up and the network and producers handled the rest.”
Following the allegations Frankel was not happy, someone from her camp debunked the rumors.
“This is absolutely not true. No regrets at all. She’s excited of what’s to come with her new endeavors,” a source told TooFab.
Frankel was a big personality on RHONY and fans will miss her in the upcoming season of the show. The silver lining is that she is most definitely not leaving television forever and there are high hopes she will return soon.