We live in a really big world. There are more famous people than ever before, and we’re segmented incredibly. So I don’t even fault Kathy Hilton for not knowing who Lizzo is. The problem is she blurted out something so ridiculous that people are now calling her racist and fat-a-phobic. Yes, in 2022, fatphobia is a thing!
Here’s how it all went down last night the 63 year old housewife of Beverly Hills was live on TV. And they were playing a game with Andy Cohen called “Will Kathy Know Them?” and Kathy didn’t know anybody. By the way, this woman is 63. She didn’t know who The Rock or Justin Timberlake where. But when it got to Lizzo, things got tricky. She thought she knew who Lizzo was. “I feel like I do…Precious?” Hilton blurted out. Everybody laughs.
Well, Ms. Hilton thought Lizzo was Gabourey Sidibe, who played the character Precious in the 2009 Oscar-winning drama of the same name. Welp! Lizzo and Gabby look nothing alike. Then, they tried to clean it up. There is a model named Precious Lee that does bear a bit of resemblance to Lizzo, but sexier. “She is precious, though. Lizzo is precious,” one of them said. But this was live TV.
Now, I am obsessed with Precious Lee.
But, I digress. Hilton didn’t help herself “That’s what I call her,” Hilton continued. “Her nickname is Precious, to me.” Well, Twitter went in! E! host Nina Parker said, “Black women are not here to be the butt of your jokes.” Damn!
Well, this story has a happy ending of sorts. Lizzo is not mad. Gabourey Sidibe has not commented, but it happy with her white boo. And, Mrs. Hilton is so old, she was able to blame her poor eyesight. She also reportedly feels terrible about it all. Good God bless them all!
On another note, I just found out that Lizzo got engaged! She ain’t thinking about this!