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Bethenny Frankel Tells Fans To Listen To Her Podcast & Decide For Themselves After Being Slammed For 'Transphobic' Comments

Sep. 28 2021, Published 6:55 a.m. ET

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Bethenny Frankel is in the hot seat regarding comments she made about pronouns and gender identity on her "Just B with Bethenny Frankel" podcast.

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The 50-year-old told listeners that she was on a Zoom call with her 11-year-old daughter, Bryn's, school and had "the pronouns conversation with each teacher, each parent, each child."

"And my daughter says in school, too, that everybody has to say their pronouns," the Real Housewives of New York City alum said. "And my daughter didn’t even know what hers were … [She said], 'I know what I am or what I think I am, but I have never said it out loud. It hasn’t come up for me.' So she said she didn’t know."

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The Bethenny Ever After alum shared a story about "an all-girls camp and a person with a penis, who identifies as being a girl, went to the camp and was in the bunk with the girls." According to Frankel, "the girls saw her — because it’s her, because it’s a male anatomy but identifying as a woman — so the other girls saw a penis. They’re 9, 10 years old, so the parents obviously weren’t that happy."

The Skinnygirl founder said that she heard the child in question was "making out with a lot of the different girls at the camp."

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Frankel said that her daughter understands the importance of using someone's correct pronouns and understands gender identity. However, she suggested that she is not sure she would let Bryn sleep in the same bunk as a transgender child.

"But she also hasn’t seen a penis. So, in a camp, she’d see girl parts so I think these conversations are also fluid," Frankel said. "It’s an interesting conversation about a girl, female anatomy being in a male anatomy bunk or vice versa. OK?"

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"Ok I’m going to attempt sleep. My new book cover shoot is in the am & @PageSix says I’m transphobic so it must be true…or listen to @justbpodcast & decide for yourself. Gotta sell papers. #donthatetheplayerhatethegame," Frankel tweeted after Page Six reported on the podcast episode.

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"Please don't double down. This is a good opportunity to grow as a person and help others grow. Your intentions may not have been transphobic but your words were and some self reflection could be good. There are people out there who idolised you who are now hurting," one fan responded to the reality star.

"Just be you. It’s worked so far," another fan wrote.

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Fans also shared their thoughts on a preview Frankel shared on Twitter of the "Just B" episode in question on Friday, September 24.

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"You should spend less time talking about children’s genitalia and more on how damaging it is to speak about trans people with such suspicion like this. You’re not 'asking the questions' you’re being vile," one user wrote.

"the rant at the beginning of this episode is completely transphobic and gross. educate yourself," another added.

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