Kelly Bensimon hasn’t been on The Real Housewives of New York for a couple of years, but it sounds like she can’t escape the label that was placed on her during her time on the show. Bensimon filmed with Bethenny Frankel and things quickly escalated between them. Because Frankel is a bit more aggressive and outspoken, people quickly felt that something was wrong with Kelly. While her Real Housewives of New York co-stars said that she had suffered a mental breakdown while filming the show, Bensimon called it a “mental breakthrough” as she said she had been bullied on the show.
According to a new tweet, Kelly Bensimon can’t seem to escape the harsh comments from her Real Housewives of New York viewers. Some people still call Bensimon delusional from what happened on the show, so when Kelly started talking about the presidential election results and how people could move forward from Donald Trump winning, people quickly called her delusional and privileged.
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“All I can say is change starts at home. There is no crisis! Work on building strong communities. Its OUR country,” Kelly Bensimon revealed on Twitter, talking as if she’s sharing her opinion about the recent presidential election, to which one person replied, “You are privileged. Own it. Then use it to help those who feel it IS a crisis. Don’t minimize half the country’s feelings.”
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But Kelly took great offense to that comment, as she didn’t see herself as privileged. Bensimon has been vocal about growing up in the midwest, as she said she grew up eating meat and potatoes while filming The Real Housewives of New York. Kelly Bensimon didn’t come from money, but she claims she’s self-made. So comments about her status these days is highly offensive.
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“I’m from Rockford, Illinois. I worked really hard to get where I am. Please don’t tell me about the Midwest and middle class,” Kelly Bensimon replied to the person, sharing that she was born and raised in the midwest and she understands where Trump supporters are coming from, as she is from these states.
“I have the privilege of an incredible education, and a strong work ethic. Give me solutions to help others…,” Kelly Bensimon asked her Twitter followers, but sadly the tweet didn’t give her the answers she was looking for.
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But some people feel that Kelly’s previous marriage to a famous and rich photographer and her luxurious life, which includes a Manhattan apartment and a Hamptons home, has influenced her position. One person even argued that Bensimon was completely out of touch with reality, especially out of touch with what these states really wanted in a leader.
“You’re out of touch because of your privilege you need to understand the actual needs and struggles people face,” one person wrote to Bensimon, who replied with, “Please don’t ever tell me I’m out of touch. You have no idea what I see/know. I don’t judge you, don’t judge me. Be the best version of YOU!”
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Even though Kelly kept getting some harsh tweets from people, she tried to keep it cool, talking about how she was a single mother of two, trying to raise her daughters. Bensimon also talked about how she really wanted to help people and they just needed to tell her what she could help with.
“You can be nice and get attention, too. I’m not a real housewife. I’m a single mother raising kids in America. How can I help you?” Kelly Bensimon replied to various people who reached out to her, but sadly things took a turn for the worse. This morning, Kelly Bensimon tweeted out that she would only write about business-related things on social media, as people had simply been too mean to her, writing, “Tweeters. I had some very bad news. I will not be tweeting unless Its work oriented. I’m happy I was here for you during your time of fear.”
What do you think of the way Kelly Bensimon was treated on social media, simply because she tried to help people?
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