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September 9, 2016 5:19 am

‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Cast Member Defends Accusing Co-Star of Making Jews Look Bad (VIDEO)

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Bethenny Frankel. Photo: Screenshot.

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A cast member of Bravo TV‘s “The Real Housewives of New York City” defended accusations against one of her co-stars for making Jews look bad on the hit reality show.

Bethenny Frankel was challenged by Andy Cohen, host of “Watch What Happens Live,” for having told Jules Wainstein, “I don’t think you represented a positive side of being Jewish at all.”

Cohen said Frankel’s remarks to Wainstein, which were made during the “Housewives” reunion special earlier in the evening, garnered a lot of negative responses on Twitter.

Frankel told Cohen she does not regret her words, claiming Wainstein joked on the show about Shabbat and about going to hell for eating shellfish. She also said that Wainstein “talked a lot about money and she doesn’t have any, and I think it was just really in poor taste.”

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She added, “I stand by what I’ve said the whole entire season, and I get beat up and I can take it. That’s why I’m standing by it. Beat me up.”

During the reunion special, Frankel listed a number of ostensibly inappropriate things Wainstein did during the show, such as bragging about hiring a woman who charges $2,000 to potty-train her child and asking her nanny to wait in line at a sample sale. Wainstein responded to Frankel’s comments by posting on Twitter on Wednesday night, “The only one stereotyping Jews is @Bethenny – plenty of non-Jews hire a potty trainer…. How dare you.”

Watch Bethenny Frankel defend herself on “Watch What Happens Live” below:

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  • Carrie berlin

    nice to her Bethany speaking and not using a shrieking voice !!! She had good stuff to say just needed a more pleasant tone. The Jewish woman in the show is a nitwit. I agree with Bethany, if you publicly make fun of your culture/religion than you open the door for others to comment. Regardless sticks and stones break your bones but names should deepen your resolve and strengthen you resolve to turn the other cheek and stay above the fray.

  • Adam Louis

    While inarticulate she has a good point; show offs jews or not, can be obnoxious