Lisa Rinna, by her own accounts, has a big mouth. Some might say both figuratively and literally. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is definitely no wallflower, and the pot is never still when she is around. Rinna certainly isn’t in danger of losing her diamond, seeing as she has no issue exposing her inner-most thoughts and feelings – and sometimes body parts.
Other Lisa is also transparent when it comes to politics. We got a glimpse of Lisa’s feisty side during a dramatic dinner party. She clutched her pearls as Camille Donatucci Grammer Meyer defended a Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual misconduct. Lisa is also quite vocal on social media. A supporter of LGBTQIA, Black Lives Matter, and most recently, bringing awareness to the murder of George Floyd. Now it appears Lisa is being silenced. People who don’t agree with her have complained to QVC, where she holds a successful clothing brand. According to Rinna, QVC allegedly told her to shut the politics down if she wants to keep her wallet fat.
Should your employer have a say in what you post on social media? Should you have to keep your personal views in check for the sake of good business? Looks like Rinna is about to find out. It’s great when a celebrity with a huge following shows support for positive change. Many famous people use their platforms to promote a subject that might otherwise be met with… controversy. Lisa is currently learning that exposing your true feelings might cancel your salary. Allegedly.
The Blast shared a recent situation Rinna is experiencing with her fashion line at QVC. She explained, “I am sad to report. It would now seem I can’t use my platform to inform or question or say how I feel politically because the Karen’s have bombarded QVC begging them to fire me and saying they will no longer buy my clothes.” If you don’t know, a “Karen” is loosely described as a common stereotype of a possibly racist white woman who uses privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others.
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Lisa added, “It is a shame that I must be muzzled in order to support my family but that is just what it is. Remember you know how I feel. Use your voice and vote.” Rinna is not out on Insta kicking puppies, she is simply against intolerance. Is QVC caving to Karens? She included, “I will be on the right side of history and in the end THAT IS WHAT MATTERS MOST.”
Strange that it’s happening now though. This is certainly not Lisa’s first time handling social media squabbles. She has irritated the fragile Justin Bieber with her choreography. She has always joked about her bag of pills. She has certainly voiced more than her share of off color humor. Why have her recent views caused such an upset in the Karen Community? To be clear, Lisa has been posting positive messages to end discrimination.
What do you think, should Lisa have to keep her opinions on the down-low for the sake of her job? Is it within the rights of an employer to
threaten give an ultimatum over personal social media posts? And finally, am I about to be struck by lightning because I don’t think Rinna did anything wrong?
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TELL US- DO YOU AGREE WITH QVC? SHOULD LISA HAVE TO STOP SHARING HER PERSONAL VIEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA? SHOULD QVC IGNORE THE KARENS?
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