‘Real Housewives’ Star Bethenny Frankel Rips Woke Mob over ‘Transphobia’ Accusations: ‘I’m Not Afraid of Cancellation’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Bethenny Frankel attends the 71st Emmy Awards at M
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Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel slammed woke online critics for accusing her of making “transphobic” comments, stating, “I’m not afraid of cancellation.”

Frankel was attacked for making so-called “transphobic” remarks in a Thursday episode of her Just B podcast.

At the beginning of her Thursday episode, Frankel described her young daughter’s classmates using their pronouns at school — and also lamented about political correctness at her daughter’s camp.

“I did a Zoom for my daughter’s school and [had] the pronouns conversation with each teacher, each parent, each child, and my daughter says in school, too, that everybody has to say their pronouns,” Frankel said.

“And my daughter didn’t even know what hers were,” she added. “[She said], ‘I know what I am or what I think I am, but I never have said it out loud. It hasn’t come up for me.’ And so she said she didn’t know — someone said it before her, because someone’s parents definitely told them.”

Frankel went on to describe the “crazy stories” that she heard from summer camp.

“Summer camp went fucking crazy this summer,” the Just B host affirmed. “So either it was the pandemic, or everybody being politically correct — or it just happened to be the craziest year in camp history.”

Frankel explained that one story involved “a person with a penis, who identifies as being a girl, went to the camp and was in the bunk with the girls.”

“And the girls saw — because it’s a male anatomy, but identifying as a woman — so the other girls saw a penis,” she said. “They’re 9, 10 years old. So the parents obviously weren’t that happy.”

“This girl with a penis was making out with a lot of the different girls at the camp,” Frankel added.

The host also surmised that “maybe a mother isn’t ready for her child to see a penis in the bunk and understand that child identifies with being a girl.”

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Bryn Hoppy and Bethanny Frankel speak on stage at the Dress for Success Be Bold Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Dress for Success Worldwide)

Bryn Hoppy and Bethanny Frankel speak on stage at the Dress for Success Be Bold Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 18, 2018 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Dress for Success Worldwide)

As a result, Frankel was later attacked by LGBTQ advocates on Twitter.

“Hi Beth! I was going to quote the transphobic language you used in the horrific intro to this episode, but it’s too hurtful to even put it in writing,” one Twitter user wrote. “Maybe do the bare minimum of research before you speak to your audience?”

“Agree I’ve listened to almost every episode and this rant was completely offensive and disgusting. How dare she,” another reacted.

“Decided to listen to it because I saw this tweet. Interesting how no one listened to this back and said ‘yea maybe we shouldn’t post this intro’ ….. cmon,” a third tweeted.

“Listen to the podcast. Then comment. I was absolutely not wrong,” the Real Housewives of New York City alum told a critic on Tuesday. “I’m going to discuss this again this week. Thankfully I have a platform to clarify what the media loves to distort.”

“ps. I’m not afraid of cancelation so not afraid of charged discussions,” Frankel added.

“Nominate me for cancelation,” the Just B host told another critic on Twitter. “There are like five others before you so take a number.”

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