Courtney Stodden slams Bethenny Frankel for ‘MOCKING’ her in 2013 interview, calls her out for Kardashians comment
Courtney spoke out on social media, recounting how Bethenny had mocked her 'for ratings' in a 2013 interview when she was just 19 years old
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Courtney Stodden blames Bethenny Frankel in a recent Instagram post about how she was treated in a 2013 interview. The 'Love Addict' actress stated in a post they shared on her social media page on Friday, September 2, "How are you @bethennyfrankel for girls/women when you made me feel so mocked on your show when I was 19?”
In an interaction with TMZ, Bethenny has recently commented on the social media uploads of the Kardashian sisters and said they are “not fair to women just trying to get by,” calling them “irresponsible” and “reckless.” Meanwhile, Courtney stated regarding the new post to Page Six, "I wanted to point out the double standard of which she lives by."
The initial post shared by Courtney reads, "How are you @bethennyfrankel for girls/women when you made me feel so mocked on your show when I was 19? I canceled all my other interviews in NYC and immediately returned back to LA crying my eyes out. She didn’t try to help me, she allowed members of her audience to laugh at me. It hurt me deeply. That also causes insecurities, and depression which added to MY own eating disorder. Idk, it’s just hypocritical. I felt like I had to say “I don’t read or write” when she was mockingly asking about my book. I was about to bust out in tears halfway through. It’s something I haven’t forgotten but I am fine I just can’t deal with the championing women ??? #kimkardashian #bethennyfrankel"
In another post, she went on to write, "Is this somebody that shows empathy towards children who have been abused? Or who actually cares about women’s mental health? And is supportive towards women? Hmm @bethennyfrankel maybe you should let @kimkardashian be @kimkardashian #womensupportingwomen #kimkardashian #bethennyfrankel #mentalhealth". In the video shared by Courtney, Bethenny says, “You said earlier that you want to go back to being a 19-year-old … You come in looking like you could be at a strip club, you look very promiscuous, and you look like the next move should be to do a porn video … if this is the way you’re marketing yourself.”
Later, Courtney shared another post as a response to a reply from Bethenny that states, "She’s hunting women left and right. That conversation helped fan the flames of the public and internet fodder concerning my personal life. No @bethennyfrankel you do not deserve credit for my healing process! #mentalhealth #gaslit #womensupportingwomen"
In an interaction with Page Six, Courtney said, “It honestly doesn’t make me feel great to re-live such a traumatic moment, but I wanted to point out the double standard of which she lives by. Further, they added, “I would never invite a guest onto my TV show just to make a mockery of them — especially a 19-year-old,” they continued. “The way you treat someone sticks with them. Words matter. I was a very impressionable girl who was screaming inside for love, while she clawed at me and allowed her guests to point and laugh at me.”
Courtney further opened up regarding her traumatic experience being on Bethenny's show and stated, “As I sat there, she judged me for my hair and clothes, when her dress was about the same length as mine,” they tell us. “Her makeup was done. Her hair was done. She chose to belittle someone for ratings. For advertising for her show. To potentially advance her career as a TV talk show host." They then explained, “If she insinuated the Kardashians aren’t role models for young women, would she say her behavior is the example of a role model? You ask if I’m healed… mostly yes. But hearing/reading about her comments definitely struck a cord. It clearly opened a wound I’ve had to tend to through the years.
“What if an older woman spoke to her kid that way for whatever misogynistic reason? Women should always support women. I’m so sick of females hurting other females, and at great lengths. It’s not ok. Usually, when someone hurts someone else, it means they are the ones hurting inside.” said Courtney. "And for others who’ve been shamed for their appearance, Stodden has a simple message. You are enough. Your clothes do not define you or your worth – no matter what you are wearing!” added the model.