Don’t Hire Bethenny Frankel To Be Your Keynote Speaker
When we last left Bethenny Frankel, she was losing her shit over Kmart only having two registers open while going full Trump voter on the cashiers. So naturally someone paid her to speak to a room full of female entrepreneurs where she proceeded to tell minority business owners to hire a white man as their face of their company and literally prostitute themselves for investment capital. I’m talking penis in vagina. Via Jezebel:
An entrepreneur named Mary Pryor wrote about her experience at the event, and she says the following about what went down during the Q&A when Frankel was asked about the challenges of raising funding for women of color:
I was stunned when Frankel implied that women should have sex with men in exchange for capital. I was offended when she expressed some kind of kinship with black women because she’s “loud.” And I was taken aback when she advised those of us in the room to get business advice to hire a white man as the face of our companies.
Of course, what I love most about this story is that somewhere a hedge fund manager is waking up and going, “Wait, did I fuck Skeletor last night? And why was he so racist?” Then later he’ll find his checkbook, and his day will get even more fun because this is who’s in charge of our economy. USA!