Bethenny Frankel Instagrams Pic In Toddler’s Clothing, Pointless Comment Wars Ensue

Bethenny Frankel of Skinny Girl and Real Housewives fame has put on her four-year-old daughter’s clothes and taken a selfie. Raise your hand if you’re surprised that this woman just did this? What? No hands?

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“This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?” Frankel writes on Instagram.

Here’s how I see it. Bethenny Frankel is famous for being on TV with a bunch of catty bitches talking shit about each other. Because our society, at large, is full of baseless and moronic individuals who think that YOLO is a life-changing phrase, her show was popular, and has, in fact, contributed to the devolution of womanhood throughout the country.

She made a little money from her TV experience and was successful in parlaying that into a business – her line of Skinny Girl branded schlock. Which, newsflash, is full of sodium benzoate, but that’s beside the point.

Who can blame the woman for trying to cash in on her fifteen minutes of fame, right? Well, I do. For every woman like her out there who is splashing her face and image everywhere, selling her brand of crazy, another woman who SHOULD be making headlines is pushed further from the spotlight she deserves. Way to go, Bethenny Frankel, and way to go America for allowing this self-serving woman to be in the spotlight.

 

Christine Madigan
Christine is currently the HBIC of W and D Enterprises, aka a stay-at-home mom to two handsome and lovable tyrants. Before that, she worked tirelessly in the thankless job of teaching high school students. She's married to a hot and helpful man and can't believe she's 30 because she thought she'd be way more mature by the time she turned 30.
  • WrongAsRain

    I just want to point out something that is really important here: Skinny Girl Margarita has more calories in it than the Jose Cuervo light.

  • http://theflounce.com Jen Pink

    I hate RH’s shows, and I’m way behind on celebrity gossip, so I don’t know squat about this lady, but I will say that this behavior is bizarre. It goes beyond the standard selfie-narcissism. But yeah, it’s our fault for giving her the platform.

  • botenana

    What, is there something wrong with sharing our daughter’s clothes? Me and Sassypants also wear the same size.

    • botenana

      You know, I was sorta disappointed that the preview was broken and then I clicked on it. Even better.

    • http://www.theflounce.com AlexisO

      Hold on.. erm.. I’m trying to squeeze into one of the shirts I bought my cat.

  • Daenerys Targaryen

    Okay, she seems like an asshole, but I don’t blame her for acting the way she does…??????????? I blame American media (plus the Bravo network) for even producing these shows and putting them out there, fostering this horribe “catty” atmosphere and putting these women in it. And then recording it and airing it all for profit. I also don’t get what’s bad abt posting this pic to her ig..??? Yeah, it’s awkward and embarassing because she’s essentially saying, “Look at me!! I’m so thin, I can fit into my toddlers clothes!!!!! WEEE!!!!!!” but lol have we all forgotten that as women we’re constantly initialized and forced to shrink ourselves as much as possible, and Frankel is just acting accordingly with this silly ass picture??? Plus, she also struggled with an eating disorder, and it’s quite obvious that she is still struggling. Maybe this pic isn’t in best taste, but I don’t think she should be blasted for it, jesus.

    Also, the article states that sodium benzoate isn’t toxic and the only reason Whole Foods pulled her “Skinny Girl” crap is because it’s not, technically, a “natural” chemical. Big whoop. Who cares.

    And the whole thing abt other, “more deserving” women being pushed out of the spotlight because of “women like Frankel” receiving all the attention is the media and society’s fault, too. Not Frankel’s.

    • C_Mads_Go

      I never said that sodium benzoate is toxic. There was controversy over the ingredient that caused her products to be pulled from store shelves. And I didn’t just say that it’s her fault she is in the spotlight while truly deserving people are pushed aside. In fact, I wrote that she’s “famous for for being on TV with a bunch of catty bitches talking shit about each other.” As well as the fact that she has translated the initial fame into a business wherein she is capitalizing off American society’s love of stupid catty drama. Isn’t that essentially the American dream, to get rich and famous? I blame American society, at least twice. I fail to see what made your panties twist so hard, but thanks for reading nonetheless.

      • Daenerys Targaryen

        LOL panties in a twist. Yeah, ok. And that’s the thing, you didn’t say much at all in this “article.” You certainly made it clear that you don’t like Bethany Frankel. And you certainly did blame her for capitalizing on her “fame.” Who can blame the woman for trying to cash in on her fifteen minutes of fame, right? Well, I do.

        I’ll agree that you blamed America, too, but this lil blurb seemed mostly aimed at Frankel over some stupid ig picture. You could’ve dissected why posting that picture is not only harmful, but also seems to indicate that she struggles with body image a whole lot. I mean, she literally dressed up in her 4yo’s clothes. Even as a joke, that’s kinda weird. And it’s obvious she’s boasting just a tad.

        Because our society, at large, is full of baseless and moronic individuals who think that YOLO is a life-changing phrase, her show was popular, and has, in fact, contributed to the devolution of womanhood throughout the country.

        And also, this attitude fuckin’ sucks. lol is this supposed to be hyberbolic?? I sincerely doubt the Real Housewives franchise has contributed to the devolution of womanhood. Yawn.

        • http://theflounce.com Jen Pink

          The idea that “reality” tv shows like the RH series have set a bad example for (or have been a negative influence on) women, particularly younger women, isn’t something Christine just dreamed up. Media (globally) has been proven to do just that, and many professionals are critical of reality tv shows that pit women against women for the sake of ratings. They’ve even done studies about it and stuff.

          • Daenerys Targaryen

            I’ll agree that they set a “bad example” to some extent, but contributing to the devolution of womanhood?? Nah, pass. We should definitely be critical of these “reality” shows! We should all be critical of every piece of media we consume. But that’s not what this piece was about, sooooooooooooooooooooooo….?????????

          • http://theflounce.com Jen Pink

            “For every woman like her out there who is splashing her face and image everywhere, selling her brand of crazy, another woman who SHOULD be making headlines is pushed further from the spotlight she deserves. Way to go, Bethenny Frankel, and way to go America for allowing this self-serving woman to be in the spotlight.”

            It’s not how I’d have phrased it, but it read to me like she was saying, “Why do we give women like this a platform?”

          • Daenerys Targaryen

            I’ll agree with part of that. I don’t like the “selling her brand of crazy” part, but I’ll agree with posing the question! Although I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Bethenny Frankel or any of the RH, I do wonder why media continues to pit these women against each other, take advantage of them, plaster it all over tv. I wonder why I watch. I wonder why anyone watches.

            I already know the answers to most of those questions, but I always try to be as critical as possible, anyway.

          • http://theflounce.com Jen Pink

            I don’t get why people watch it. What’s the attraction for you?

          • Daenerys Targaryen

            I’ll only watch RHoA. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the other versions, and I’ve seen them in passing, but they aren’t as interesting, smart, fabulous, and funny as the Atlanta cast.

            And sometimes what happens on the show IS reprehensible. I know one of the women on the ATL show got into an argument and called a good friend of one of the other women a f*ggot (he was a gay man). She later apologized on the reunion for using the term and admitted it was completely out of line. There’s good and bad for all “reality” television (and all television, period). I don’t think any piece of media is above criticism at all, but RH has it’s place. I dont think these women are setting anyone back. They’re just making their coin.

        • C_Mads_Go

          Well, if you’ll kindly pass on your email address, I’ll email all future pieces to you for dissection first. Lord knows I live and breathe to please all peoples on the internet always. If you don’t like it, that’s fine. I didn’t write it for you to like it. If you think you can do better, please, by all means, start contributing well-written pieces. Here’s where to send them: pitches@theflounce.com

          • Daenerys Targaryen

            LOL soooo criticism is a no on theflounce.com, I guess??

            I mean, dude, I’m sure you write great articles. But this isn’t one of them. And I think it’s shitty to blast Frankel for this picture, when she didn’t do anything remotely racist, sexist, horrifying, etc. I feel like this piece was just poking fun at her and being mean, and I don’t even fuckin’ like her!!!!!!!!!! RHoNY is the worst, anyway. It’s all abt RHoA. Shit.

          • http://theflounce.com Jen Pink

            Criticize away.

            Bethany Frankel is an idiot for thinking there was any reason to try on her kid’s clothes, much less take a photo wearing them.

            Fuck Real Housewives.

          • Daenerys Targaryen

            Okay. Cool.

          • JulaiOhMy

            It’s BETHENNY, BETHENNY, goddammit!

            *Throws SkinnyGirl Margarita (TM) bottle into fireplace, sobs into pile of last year’s evening gowns.*

          • http://theflounce.com Jen Pink

            It took me way too long to figure out what you were saying there. Sorry! Bethenny.

          • C_Mads_Go

            You can criticize all you want. This is a piece I wrote up real quick. I didn’t spend much time thinking on it. I certainly wouldn’t go so far as to call it an article. But I am very truthful in saying that if you have pieces you can contribute to this site that are well-written, please do. Honestly. It could be a one-off or you could find yourself a place here. What do you have to lose?

            (edited to fix typos)

          • Daenerys Targaryen

            Are you trying to recruit me here?

            I’ll think about it. Thank you.

        • WrongAsRain

          This short opinion says something no one else was saying. “Fuck this tabloid bullshit.” That’s a pretty level-headed response, I think, compared to the shit people were spewing online yesterday–it seems more like a criticism of the tabloid culture than anything. I don’t see where the author makes fun of this photo in particular.

          There’s no one yelling “eat a sandwich” here, thank God. Seems to me the author thinks she’s ridiculous, which is fair.

          • Daenerys Targaryen

            I’ll agree with the second part.

            Thank the Goddess no one made some dumbass “eat a sandwhich” comments. Truly.