Season 12 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just premiered and Kyle Richards is already in the hot seat. The premiere episode mostly chronicled the traumatic break-in of Dorit Kemsley’s home. Husband PK Kemsley was out of town when armed intruders broke into their house. Dorit was held at gunpoint while she begged for her life and the life of her kids. She recounted what happened to the castmates who rushed to her side. It was heartbreaking. But one cast member wasn’t so empathetic.
When Kyle returned from Dorit’s house, Sutton Stracke stopped by with day old cookies. After Kyle talked about her visit with Dorit, Sutton responded that she had been “putting out fires all day.” One of which involved her French designer being held up due to immigration. Kyle pointed out that it wasn’t exactly the same (it wasn’t). To which Sutton replied with a flippant, “I mean, I wasn’t held at gunpoint. I’m sorry.”
So why is Kyle getting criticized for standing up for Dorit? Well, fans rarely forget. And social media was quick to point out Kyle’s reaction when then-cast member Lisa Vanderpump cried over the death of her brother. Queens of Bravo on Twitter shared the clip of Kyle’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live where she had to address it. Host Andy Cohen questioned Kyle about it after Twitter lit up with the comparison. A fan asked, “Kyle would you say Sutton’s reaction and response to you crying about Dorit’s situation is at all similar to your reaction to LVP crying about her brother’s death and you saying ‘we all have issues.’ Why the double standard?”
Kyle responded uncomfortably, “Well, I knew that was coming.” Andy interjected, “We got this a lot on Twitter.” Kyle continued, “I don’t know, I can’t go back to…obviously, I apologized for that a long time ago. But umm, I can’t go back to that.” She added about her scene with Sutton, “I was literally in the moment, just left Dorit’s house. I was in the same outfit I had been in leaving Dorit’s, so.” She then concluded, “Both not ok.”
Well, at least she owned up to it. Sort of. During the infamous scene with LVP crying, Kyle also remarked, “I have things going on with me too.” After the episode aired, Lisa addressed the incident in a tweet. She wrote, “It’s ok now, then it wasn’t. But I’ve moved on and that is about the only clip I’ve seen. It was such a devastating time in my life it was best not to watch.”
TELL US – WHAT DID YOU THINK OF SUTTON’S REACTION TO DORIT’S BREAK IN? IS WHAT KYLE DID TO LVP THE SAME? DO YOU FEEL LIKE KYLE OWNED UP TO HER MISTAKE?
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