Omarosa and Bethenny Frankel got into a heated discussion on the latter’s talk show today in a discussion about their careers and white privilege.

The twosome have been at odds for three years and during this segment, their feud came to a head. Omarosa suggested that Bethenny’s success can be attributed to her white privilege. “It’s different for you and I,” Omaraosa said. “I am an African-American woman. You get to walk around and be mediocre and you still get rewarded with things. We have to be exceptional to get anything in this business.”

When the audience responded by boo-ing, Omarosa softened up a bit, saying that Bethenny’s talk show is a great achievement. In return, Bethenny pointed out that Omarosa earned $10,000 from an earlier bet.

They traded jabs about Bethenny’s brand (Omarosa quipped “you make cupcakes, I worked in the White House”) and the potential for reconciliation (Bethenny remarked that they don’t have a chance to turn things around).

Check the video below:

Do you agree with Omarosa’s comments?


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  • shlbsh

    Omarosa is an attractive, self-possessed, exceptionally shrewd woman. The same privilege that paved the way for Bethanny’s talk show is the same privilege that caused Bethanney to underestimate Omarosa.

    Bethanny miscalulated. She thought that because she could run rhetorical cirlces around those nincompoop Housewife castmates of hers, she could do the same with Omarosa. She was also probably betting that getting Omarosa on her turf would force an error. Instead, Omorosa maintained her composure, and told Bethanny the truth about herself. She may not have had the support of the audience, but she put Bethanny on notice. Bethanny literally gulped in response to Omarosa’s mediocity comment.

    I haven’t always been a fan of the public persona that Omarosa has crafted for herself, but she’s certainly no dummy, and she is most definitely not here to be humilated or walked all over.

    Now, I want Omarosa to leverage all of those connections from the White House and academia, make like Judy Smith, start a fabulous PR/crisis/talent management firm, and get the hell off of reality tv.

  • MimiLuvs

    “…The fact that Bethanny challenged Omarosa with $10K was tacky. It was like she was waving her money in Omarsoa’s face, like the bet was going to make Omarosa back down. Reminded me of when Mitt Romney bet Rick Perry $10K during one of the republican debates. Tacky. Seems like rich people like to wave their money in someone’s face for leverage…”

    And it is not just “rich people” as well.
    I know a few individuals (and there are few who leave comments on here) who are “Average Joes and Janes” who have that same mindset.
    They love to throw out the “Well, they are getting paid!” whenever they cannot find a good rebuttal for either their poor behavior/their favorite celebrity’s poor behavior.
    I always like to point out that their neighborhood drug dealers are “getting paid” too!

  • Common Sense

    I agree wholeheartedly with Omarosa, she is speaking the truth!!!!! It does not take a rocket scientist to see that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Natasha Nicholson

      I love Omarosa for that comment. She is 100% correct and I see it in the workplace all the where people of color are concerned.

      Correction….I see it in the workplace all the time where african americans are concerned – both men and women.

      This is why I hate when black women kick each other in the back in the workplace. We expect it from others.

  • Common Sense

    So glad Omarosa spoke her mind!!! It is refreshing to see that not all of the blacks you see on tv are uncle toms and aunt bettys, like wendy williams and a few others. I would rather watch a talk show with omarosa at the helm than ww. And why are people even watching Bethanny in the first place?

  • WhatIThink

    I guess I will get negative comments for this but don’t you see that this is fake. Omorosa has made a “career” of being controversial every since she was on the Donald Trump reality show. What has she done since then but made money off of that confrontational/controversial act. If she was so serious for black women being empowered she would have built something by now seeing as she has all these degrees. Talking does nothing to address the issues if all you are going to do is talk. But then again, check her resume and you will see that pretty much her education and career is based around 1) communications (talking) and 2) being controversial. And now she wants to be a minister so she can talk some more.

    So in reality she being paid to be controversial at this point. Anyone who thinks this isn’t scripted or wasn’t done to get ratings is delusional. Black folks need to get over these fake talking heads who are good at gabbing but don’t really go out and fight anything.

    • rhea

      If I could give you 1000 thumbs up, I would! You are so spot on. Don’t believe the hype, people.