Kathy Hilton confuses Lizzo with ‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe

That was bad.

Kathy Hilton mistook Lizzo for “Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe as she appeared on Wednesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live With Any Cohen.”

Hilton, 63, made the flub during a round of the game, “Will Kathy Know Them?” where Cohen shows the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star a photo of a celebrity and she has to identify them by name.

When it came to Lizzo’s photo, Hilton narrowed her eyes to think if she recognized her, saying, “I feel like I do.” After thinking about it for a while, Hilton blurted out, “Precious?”

Hilton was referring to 39-year-old Sidibe, who played Precious in the 2009 Oscar-nominated film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

Her co-star “RHOBH” Crystal Kung Minkoff, who was also a guest on the show, as well as Cohen and the bartenders, all burst out laughing at the confusion.

Minkoff, still giggling, tried to ease the tension by joking, “But she’s precious. Lizzo is precious.”

Kathy Hilton on a red carpet in July.
Hilton tried to hide the embarrassing moment by saying that Lizzo is precious.
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Hilton, who seemed indifferent to mixing up the two black women, then tried to play out the awkward snafu, adding, “That’s what I call her! Her nickname for me is ‘Precious’.

Several Twitter users attacked Hilton for confusing the two round black women, with some even calling the moment “racist.”

“This is quite a racist comment, but because the fans like Kathy, they laugh it off,” one person tweeted in response to the clip tweeted by Queens of Bravo.

Lizzo on stage in July.
Some Twitter users called Hilton “racist” for confusing Lizzo with another black woman.
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“Please tell me she didn’t say ‘Precious’…and THEN say ‘I don’t know her’- THEN say…that’s her nickname for Lizzo 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ Make it all make sense,” a second person wrote.

“Precious is not a real person. She’s the caricature of the fat, poor, black girl. Calling her name is insulting, as is pretending not to know who is dear after the ‘joke’ passed out,” another added.

“Well, there it is. Kathy has pretty much confirmed how she sees the world. She sees people who don’t like her anyway. She cannot distinguish one person from another. And that’s a problem. It explains a lot. And none of that good’, someone agrees.

But others defended Hilton, saying she simply made a mistake that anyone could have easily made.

Gabourey Sidibe on a red carpet in October 2019.
Sidibe rose to fame for her role as Precious in Sapphire’s 2009 film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’.”
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“They look like … and why would Kathy know who Lizzo is … I hardly know who she is and I’m 23 … you are way too sensitive there in America … you are not creating a problem now,” said a fan in defense of Hilton.

“Everyone should know by now that this lady is unaware. Expensive isn’t bad. It’s a simple mistake and you can tell,” one person added.

Cohen, for his part, tried to put Hilton’s humbling moment behind him and quickly moved on to the next celebrity for the Bravo star to identify.

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