Kathy Hilton Blames Vision After Mistaking Lizzo for Gabourey Sidibe

It may be time for Kathy Hilton to see the eye doctor.

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star blames her “awful” eyesight after confusing Lizzo with “Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe during her performance on Wednesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.”

After Queens of Bravo reposted a clip of the incident, the “RHOBH” star took to the comments section to defend her misstep.

“My vision is terrible, the screen was so far away that I couldn’t even recognize Justin Timberlake or Melissa Etheridge🥲🤦‍♀️,” the 63-year-old told fans, noting that Lizzo wasn’t the only Hollywood star she wasn’t. recognizable during the show.

Kathy Hilton.
Fans were angry after Kathy Hilton confused Lizzo with Gabourey Sidibe.
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The flub took place while Hilton and co-star Crystal Kung Minkoff were playing ‘Will Kathy Know Them?’ were playing, where Cohen showed them pictures of celebrities and Hilton had to guess who it was.

When Lizzo’s image appeared, Hilton thought about the photo for a moment before guessing, “Precious?”

Gabourey Sidibe.
Sidibe starred in the 2009 movie ‘Precious’.
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The reality star was actually thinking of Sidibe, who starred as Precious in the 2009 Oscar-nominated film about a young black teenager on a “journey from oppression to self-determination.”

Minkoff tried to find the silver liner by accident and said, “She’s precious, though. Lizzo is precious.”

    Lizzie.
Hilton struggled to identify Lizzo on Wednesday night.
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Social media users were quick to slam the reality star for confusing the two round black women, with one user calling it “offensive” and “racist”.

However, fans of the socialite came to defend her, saying the mix-up was a “simple mistake”.

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