A ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star has come under fire for a comment she made about the season 12 finale, ‘Not My Sister’s Keeper’.
During the episode, veteran cast member Lisa Rinna explained why she had to keep talking about the shocking meltdown she claimed Kathy Hilton had during a cast trip to Aspen, despite Kyle Richards’ insistence that she go through with it to make peace with her sister. Rinna went on to say that Hilton said things to her off-camera that “could ruin people’s lives forever.”
After several cast members suggested to Rinna that it was time for her to stop talking about the sisters’ plight, Rinna’s beauty founder explained why she couldn’t.
“I’m not taking it to my grave because I’d get sick and cancer if I didn’t say it,” Rinna said. “It’s that bad. To let things like this go on and not express them makes me sick and die because it’s so mean.”
Several confessionals showed Rinna’s co-stars questioning her comment. “Did she really say that?” laughed Diana Jenkins. “Oh my God, it’s so dramatic, are we on ‘Days of Our Lives’ again?” Garcelle Beauvais asked, referring to Rinna’s past as a soap star.
Rinna’s co-stars weren’t the only ones who were put off by her comment. On social media, the “RHOBH” veteran was ripped off by viewers.
“Rinna says if she didn’t get rid of her anger it would be cancer and she would die, SO DISGUSTING. What an insensitive slap in the face to those who have had or are dealing with cancer and those who have lost loved ones to cancer. She’s mean,” a viewer tweeted.
“To anyone affected by cancer, we’re so sorry you had to listen to Rinna’s dirty mouth to continue using it for her BS agenda,” another wrote.
According to TMZ, the American Institute for Cancer Research also weighed in on the shocking comment. A representative told the outlet that Rinna “used the specter of cancer as emotional blackmail to voice her complaint” and that her claim about cancer-causing cancer is “certainly not based on reliable research.”
Former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Camille Grammer also weighed in on Rinna’s comment about getting cancer and dying if she didn’t reveal what she knew about Hilton.
Although she is no longer on the show, Grammer is a regular “RHOBH” viewer and tweets about the show regularly as she watches the episodes. After a fan on Twitter asked Grammer what she thought of Rinna using the word “cancer” when explaining her behavior, Grammer called the move “pathetic.”
“I had cancer, I thought this was bad taste,” Grammer tweeted. “Miserable.”
In 2017, Grammer was diagnosed with stage 2 endometrial cancer and underwent a hysterectomy, according to Bravo TV. She has also shared updates on her mother’s long battle with various cancers and has been a longstanding advocate for cancer awareness.
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