Bethenny Frankel is a 52-year-old American businesswoman and famous television personality who is best known for the show Real Housewives of New York City. During the past few days, the RHONY actress has exposed celebrities like Kim Kardashian as she feels they lie about their photographs and beauty through photo filters. In September, she denounced the Kardashian family for “destructive” Photoshop work.
The reality star turned entrepreneur shares bluntly honest reviews on everything from drugstore primers to high-end face masks with her nearly 3 million Instagram followers. Additionally, she has spoken out against filters and unrealistic beauty ideals. Previously, she posted a candid video detailing cosmetic procedures and plans to undergo them in the future. Filters and FaceTune are causing Bethenny Frankel some angst.
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Bethenny Frankel Opposes Online Photo Filters
During a new interview with Oprah Daily, the former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel, 52, doubled down on her stance against photo manipulation, secret plastic surgery, and beauty standards. Frankel told the outlet that she has never filtered a picture of herself and said, “It’s desperate, it’s destructive, and it’s rampant.”
Further, she added,
“Certain celebs say, ‘I look this way because I don’t drink and I sleep a lot.’ People are lying. See a celebrity or a housewife in person versus their social media, and [the difference] is staggering.”
She has previously posted before-and-after photos of herself in a bikini au natural and edited, and even partnered with Laura Geller Beauty for a “reverse Photoshopped” campaign in which her makeup-free face was altered to appear older.
Later, Frankel asked in the interview,
“Why doesn’t anyone look like themselves anymore?”
She continued following the question,
“There is a significant difference between applying cosmetics and sharing an altered image. Makeup is realistic and truthful, whereas filtering is lying.”
Furthermore, she said,
“You don’t see any age representation out there anymore because everybody’s chasing youth. As [supermodel] Paulina Porizkova said, you’re not seeing any aging between J.Lo and Betty White.”
According to the actress, plastic surgery is not something she opposes. Earlier this month, the podcaster revealed on social media that she had a breast lift and Botox in her jaw “once” but is now on a “plastic surgery consultation tour” and considering several procedures.
Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Is Slammed By Jackie Goldschneider
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider, 46, who has been open about her struggles with an eating disorder for much of her life, slammed Bethenny Frankel for creating a brand based on thin women’s physique type.
On Monday, Goldschneider told Page Six during a live taping of the Virtual Reali-Tea podcast at City Winery in New York City,
“Bethenny has Skinnygirl, and I’ve got a very strong opinion on this one because I say, ‘F–k marketing skinny.”
“I’m sick of f–king marketing skinny. I don’t want to drink something because it’s going to keep me skinny, so f–k you, Bethenny. F–k your skinny brand. That’s how I really feel.”
A spokesperson for Bethenny Frankel exclusively told Page Six later,
“Bethenny has personal experience with this topic and speaks about it in detail in her book ‘Naturally Thin’ and ‘Business Is Personal.’”
“Jackie has reached out to Bethenny and corresponded several times, so, interestingly, she didn’t reach out there. She is very engaged and connected to her audience. Bethenny wishes Jackie well on her personal and business journey!”
Her recovery journey was documented on Season 12 of RHONJ when Goldschneider revealed that she battled anorexia. Goldschneider told the outlet that, at the time, she had “gained weight” and was “out of the danger zone in terms of health problems.” Also, the outlet reported that her recovery was going well but not quite as smoothly as she had expected.
Source: Page Six