Lisa Rinna Calls Out Bravo For Not Including Her In Instagram Live Pride Celebration Amid Fans Demanding She Be Fired From ‘The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’
It isn’t Lisa Rinna’s week.
Amid calls for her to be fired from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills over a shocking and questionable 2015 Halloween costume choice (and overall poor behaviour) the reality star took to Instagram to call out her employer for not including her in a gay pride-themed live stream.
On one of the network’s posts advertising the special, which featured Rinna’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star Erika Jayne, Real Housewives of Potomac’s Gizelle Bryant, and Family Karma’s Amrit Kapai, among others, Rinna openly questioned the network on why she wasn’t invited considering RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jackie Cox appeared in full Lisa Rinna drag.
“I love how they didn’t even ask me to join,” she posted, completely missing the point of the live stream. “We love @jackiecoxnyc it’s freaking brilliant!”
Lisa Rinna commented on one of Bravo’s Instagram posts asking why she wasn’t invited to a gay pride live stream. (Photo: Instagram)
As previously reported, Lisa Rinna is facing backlash from fans of RHOBH for wearing the highly-inappropriate costume back in 2015.
At the time, she was forced to apologize the next day but even in her statement then seemed to deny any responsibility for her actions, which seems to be her strategy currently.
“If I hurt you, we were being authentic to the characters of Sid and Nancy for our Halloween costumes,” she posted, being sure to mention that she and husband Harry Hamlin were dressed as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and the girlfriend he was accused of murdering, Nancy Spungen.
Lisa Rinna recently complained about being muzzled after fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills complained to Bravo and QVC about her questionable 2015 Halloween costume choice. (Photo: Getty Images)
“It hurt and angered many of you and we are deeply sorry for that. That was never our intention,” she continued. “We did not mean to offend. With love, Lisa and Harry.”
Bravo, for their part, haven’t commented about the costume. Executive Producer of The Real Housewives franchise, Andy Cohen, did, however, responding to a fan on Twitter that the network had “beat this stupid Halloween costume to death about 3 or 4 years ago.”
Ever since Andy’s response, fans have upped their questioning of the network and have even extended their attention to QVC, the home shopping channel that is partnered with Lisa Rinna. The drama seems to have gotten to them so much that Rinna later took to Instagram to complain about being muzzled. (This seems to be a trend with her.)
Vanderpump Rules Firings
Calls to fire Lisa from the franchise come following the news that Bravo and Evolution Media had let go of four cast members on Vanderpump Rules over their past racist behaviour.
Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni were all let go from the show just a few weeks ago.
“Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules,” the network said in an official statement.
It should be pointed out that the same production company that oversees that show also produces RHOBH, meaning that they are well-aware of viewer feedback. Andy is an Executive Producer on the entire Real Housewives franchise so while he was able to escape attention when it came to Vanderpump Rules, the same simply cannot be said with RHOBH and Lisa Rinna.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns to Bravo this July.