Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bethenny Frankel Under Fire After Allegedly Suggesting Black Women Should Hire White Men to Rep Their Businesses


People.com:
Bethenny Frankel has created quite a stir over comments she reportedly made at a women's entrepreneurial summit over the weekend.

According to an entrepreneur named Mary Pryor, who attended Rent The Runway's and UBS's Project Entrepreneur, Saturday in New York City, Frankel, 45, made several inflammatory comments about women in business.

Though there is no recording of the event and a rep for Frankel did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment, Pryor addressed the news via Twitter and later in a Huffington Post article.

"I was one of the women who tried to stand up to reality TV star and Skinny Girl Vodka founder, Bethenny Frankel ... And was silenced," Pryor wrote for HuffPo. 


"I was stunned when Frankel implied that women should have sex with men in exchange for capital," Pryor continued. "I was offended when she expressed some kind of kinship with black women because she's 'loud.' And I was taken aback when she advised those of us in the room to get business advice to hire a white man as the face of our companies."
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