Kyle Richards gave a nod to the mandatory quarantine in Italy while discussing the upcoming 10th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Instagram days ago. Right away, she prompted controversy by sharing an image in which Denise Richards’ face appeared to be purposefully cropped out of a group shot.
On March 20, All About the Real Housewives shared Kyle’s post, which featured a caption where the longtime reality star gushed over the people, culture, and food of Italy and said that her heart goes out to the country’s people as they continued to cope with the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
Also in the post, Kyle included a series of photos of her and her co-stars, including Garcelle Beauvais, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards, Teddi Mellencamp, and Sutton Stracke, which had been taken in November during a cast trip to Rome, one of which showed just the side of Denise’s face.
“Was it intentional that [Denise Richards’] face is cut off in the big group photo? Asking for a friend,” a fan asked.
“NOOO I choose the 10 photos then realized after,” Kyle explained.
Kyle also said in a second comment that she does not have any time to be so petty, especially with everything that is going on in the world.
“Seriously? I don’t have time for that petty sh*t right now,” she shared.
While the trailer for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hadn’t yet been released at the time of Kyle’s post, she told her fans that the teaser clip would be released the following day. Once it was, it appeared clear that Denise was targeted by her co-stars during production, as she was seen crying about someone who was trying to destroy her family.
As fans may recall, this isn’t the first instance where Kyle has caused controversy on Instagram by sharing group snaps from the 10th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills where Denise was not included. As The Inquisitr reported months ago, Kyle also faced claims of potentially hinting that Denise wouldn’t be featured in the full-time cast when she shared a group image with just seven diamonds that didn’t include her co-star.
Months later, it appears that while Kyle was correct that there would be just seven full-time cast members or diamond holders, it was Sutton who filmed episodes of Season 10 but was only granted a part-time position.