Kathy Hilton

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills actress Kathy Hilton has no idea who Lizzo is, and it became apparent in an awkward moment on this week’s episode of Watch What Happens Live!

During a game called “Will Kathy Know Them?” where Hilton has been pumped to identify numerous prominent personalities, the reality TV actress has proven she doesn’t know them at all.

63-year-old Hilton could not correctly recognize the images of Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake. And earlier in Wednesday’s episode, she didn’t know who Melissa Etheridge was.

Later in the game, an image of Lizzo showed up.  “I feel like I do [know her],” Hilton stated ahead of saying, “Precious?” She was pointing out to Precious movie actor Gabourey Sidibe, who is obviously not Lizzo. 

The room was filled with roars from the audience, the camera crew, host Andy Cohen, who put his cards in front of his face, and guest Crystal Kung Minkoff, who is one of Hilton’s Real Housewives costars.

Hilton got a few looks from the people behind the bar, Greg Mathis Jr. and Elliot Cooper, who are the stars of Mathis Family Matters and who are also Black.

39-year-old Minkov tried to hide behind a safe reply. 

“She is precious, though. Lizzo is precious,” she stated. 

“That’s what I call her! Her nickname is Precious, to me,” Hilton responded. 

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Hilton Slammed by Other Celebs

The video footage was not officially delivered by Bravo – and we know why – however, viewers at home have been capturing and reposting the clip on social media. 

Meanwhile, Hilton was not aware of the identities of the celebs. But she received backlash for her mistake in identifying the Black women. 

Nina Parker, host of E!, took to Twitter to tell her two cents on the matter: “Black women are not here to be the butt of your jokes. TF is this?” 

Other celebs have spoken up about the matter, including Kalen Allen, an internet personality. 

“When Precious came out, a lot of people used the character’s name as a derogatory label to fuel their fatphobia and to bully. So no, I don’t think that it’s funny that Lizzo, home minding her own business, had to watch herself be called Precious in front of millions on live tv,” he said. 

Lizzo and Sidibe have not released any statement regarding the matter.

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