Part 1: Reality vs Bethenny, Can Bethenny Frankel Handle The Truth?

Bethenny Frankel’s Tagline On The Real Housewives New York is, “If you can’t handle the truth you can’t handle me” the big question is: Can Bethenny Frankel Handle The Truth? 

The self professed “truth” teller, Bethenny Frankel claims she is a truth teller with no filter who claims to call people out on their bullshit and says she can’t deal with phony people; but the truth is: Bethenny can’t handle the truth.


In Season one and two of, The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel was struggling to pay her rent, Bethenny was trying to establish her brand (more on that in a minute) she couldn’t even give out free muffins to customers in a grocery store (remember that?), Bethenny asked Alex McCord for help designing her logo because Bethenny’s original logo wasn’t.. let’s just say.. appealing..

Bethenny Frankel Old Logo

So, Alex agreed to help Bethenny with her logo; although Bethenny didn’t go with Alex’s logo;  Bethenny sure did use the same style.. But to hear Bethenny tell it–delusional Bethenny wants you to believe she was helping Alex.

As for the logo, I used Alex to help me and to help her. The show hadn’t really highlighted her as a graphic designer and I wanted to help her get some airtime for her business. As you can see, many of the cast didn’t shoot with them that much because of their antics last season, so I wanted to help weave her into the show. Source

Reality: As Alex & Simon Vankempen “Silex”  stated in their blogs; this was going on when they were redecorating their home; both Simon & Alex both had full time jobs; Alex at Victoria Secret and Simon at Hotel Chandler. Alex was not trying to launch a career to be a graphic artist– enough said.

Skinny Copycat

As Bethenny Frankel accuses Sonja Morgan of copying Skinny girl with “Typsy Girl”

Reality: Peter Guimaraes came up with Tipsy Girl in college. While Bethenny is accusing others of “stealing” her ideas Bethenny has NO room to talk.. If you believe for one minute it was Bethenny’s idea to “mentor” Sonja Morgan last season–you are kidding yourself. That was producers wanting Bethenny to tell Sonja she was delusional (for Sonja’s “my yacht” and “fabulous life” talk)  Bethenny wouldn’t throw water on someone if they were on fire.. Anyhow.. Take a look at “Skinny Bitch” that’s been around since the early 2000’s that talks about eating healthy etc. now look at Bethenny’s Skinnygirl logo and brand compared to Skinny Bitch.

Skinny Bitch Skinnygirl










The Skinnygirl Margarita Recipe

Bethenny wants you to believe she came up with the Skinnygirl Margarita.

Reality: As discussed in a previous post(s); Bernadette Burke, Bethenny’s mother used to make the exact same drink for a friend who was overweight and guess what? That friend even has a name: Eleanor Mogaver

Bernadette stated;

“When she was young, her godmother, Eleanor Mogavero, would come and visit, and her drink of choice was a margarita. She was overweight, so I’d make her really low-fat ones,” said Bernadette. But [Bethenny] would never give anyone credit, it goes against her narcissistic point of view. 

Speaking of Bethenny Frankel‘s mother.

Bethenny Frankel’s Mother Bashed Bethenny to the Press

Everyone knows how Bethenny wants to be known and seen as a victim; when Bethenny had her spin off, Bethenny cried and wanted people to believe that her mother was bashing her in the press..FOR NO REASON.

Reality: Bethenny Frankel trashed both her parents (Bobby Frankel and Bernadette Burke) in the press; accused them of ugly things. Bethenny also could not keep her lies straight–one minute she told everyone she grew up poor-to-the next explained she was spoiled.

The bottom line is: Bernadette Burke fought back.  Don’t talk about someone even if it’s your own parents if you don’t want to be challenged.

Is Skinnygirl healthy as Bethenny Claimed? 

Bethenny Frankel alleged her drink was the “margarita you can trust” and only had two ingredients: agave nectar and tequila and the price was expensive–$19.00 a bottle.  Whole Foods pulled the drink for deceptive advertising because the margarita was not one you could trust; so of course Bethenny’s defense was minimizing it by saying it was”only a couple Whole Foods stores” that pulled the drink and when she was sued, Bethenny used the victim card and said, “everyone wants to tear down a success”.

Reality: Although the lawsuit was eventually dropped; the reality is: Bethenny lied. The Skinnygirl Margarita was not one you could trust, it is like the rest of the “ready made” bottled drinks–filled with preservatives (the fizz noise when you open a bottle) and additives, instead of Bethenny lying and saying the ready made drink had only two ingredients; Bethenny could have had on the bottle, “very little preservatives” or.. you know, be truthful since Bethenny is  a self professed “truth” teller.

Speaking of lawsuits..

Bethenny Frankel Bullied By Raw Talent

Raw Talent filed a muli million dollar lawsuit against Bethenny Frankel for commission that was owed.  How did Bethenny respond to the public? Bethenny said she would fight it and would not “be bullied”.

Reality: As discussed in previous posts, Raw Talent, who helped market and make Bethenny’s dreams become reality, they worked with Bethenny pre-RHONY. Doug Wald, the VP, of Raw Talent,  said he helped Bethenny transition her from “reality TV personality” to the face of the Skinnygirl Cocktail empire. Wald said he hooked Bethenny up with liquor industry veteran David Kanbar, who put together a business plan (Bethenny would market it using her reality tv show) and they would  find a company that would buy the brand–which Jim Beam eventually did and Bethenny cheated Raw Talent out of what they were rightfully owed. You can read Raw Talent’s complaint here and Bethenny’s (lack of) response here.  The suit was eventually settled with Raw Talent being paid what they were rightfully owed.

Are you noticing the theme here when it comes to Bethenny and Skinnygirl?

Bethenny Frankel Can Dish it But She can’t Take It

This is a typical response every week when The Real Housewives of New York airs, when Bethenny Frankel,  the “truth teller” is called out on her skinny & slut shaming to mean girl behavior.

A viewer tweeted Andy Cohen stating “@Bethenny goes below the belt in arguments.Disturbing to see fans cheering her on.Bravo responsible for encouraging bullies.DISGUSTING” and Bethenny’s response is for the viewer to change the channel..

This post is getting long as it it and we haven’t even started..  So stay Tuned for Part 2 and 3.  Also, if you have an example of Bethenny not being able to practice what she preaches aka being able to handle the truth, submit yours here in the contact box on the page.

Warning: Bethenny thinks her slut & skinny shaming is okay since she is bringing ratings.. that’s the world according to a narcissist.. but if you call her on it, you will be blocked on twitter just so you know..

In the mean time read these posts and even more posts below..

Bethenny Frankel Skinny Shaming

Bethenny Frankel On Overload “Guest Editor” 

Andy Cohen Slams Wendy Williams for Bethenny Frankel

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