Real Housewives of New York City: Bethenny Frankel Thinks Reality TV Is “Not Healthy” For Kelly Bensimon
June 15, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
The feuding between Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon basically started the second Bensimon joined the cast ofÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City last season, but it’s gone to a whole new level this year. When an argument between Bensimon and four fellow housewives got out of hand this season, Bensimon defended her erratic behavior by casting blame on the other women for “systematic bullying.” The former model even went so far as to film an anti-bullying PSA which she posted on YouTube. Bethenny Frankel speaks out about Bensimon’s crazy behavior and how unhealthy it truly is…
Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon have been at war since season two ofÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City, but the cattiness got out of hand during season three. Bensimon defended her crazy and erratic behavior during a recent episode arc where she was seen repeatedly stirring up drama while on a vacation with four of her cast mates (Frankel, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord, and Sonja Morgan). Bensimon puts all the blame on the other housewives, calling them bullies, while Frankel thinks the true problem rests with Bensimon’s mental stability.
“I really feel badly that she’s trying to claw her way out of it with this ‘bullying’ thing,” Bethenny Frankel says. “I honestly don’t think this is the right place for her to be on television. I think she can’t resist being on the show, but it’s really not healthy for her.”
Frankel thinks Bensimon might do better emotionally if Frankel decides to leave the cast ofÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City.Â ”Frankly, if I’m not on the show again, thatâ€™ll make it better for her because me being on the show again is certainly not good for her health,” Frankel says. “But I’ve never seen anything like it — and I really did grow up in a crazy town.”
Frankel also questions Bensimon’s motives for displaying such unusual and unpredictable behavior. BensimonÂ ”wants to be infamous, rather than thinking about what actually is going on with her,” Frankel says.Â Â ”I mean, it gives her a lot of attention, but I would never want that kind of attention. I don’t think it’s healthy.”
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