Kathy Hilton is being slammed online for mistaking Lizzo with Gabourey Sidibe

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Kathy Hilton is facing backlash on social media for confusing singer Lizzo and actress Gabourey Sidibe.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Cathy Hilton mistakes Lizzo for Gabourey Sidibe

Kathy Hilton recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live for their Wednesday night episode.

‘Will! Cathy! Recognize them!?’. She co-starred with Andy Cohen and Crystal Kung Minkoff.

However, when Hilton was questioned if she knew the Damn Time singer, she replied, ‘I think so. Precious?’

Plus, Cohen and Minkoff laughed after the 63-year-old reality star’s answer. Regardless, some viewers claim that the slipup suggests a bit of racism.

Later in the episode, we see Minkoff turning to her friend as she presumably tries to diffuse the strange situation. She says, ‘Although she is precious, Lizzo is priceless.’

‘That’s what I call her,’ replied Hilton. She added that Lizzo is ‘precious’ to her.

It is important to note that Hilton also failed to recognize A-list celebrities such as musician Justin Timberlake and wrestler actor Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was most likely referring to Gabourey Sidibe’s role in the 2009 drama film Precious. Sidibe was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her performance.

Lizzo’s fans react to Kathy Hilton’s mistake

Following the incident, many of Lizzo’s fans took to Twitter to share their frustration with Kathy Hilton’s comments.

Several users pointed out that Hilton should have said she didn’t recognize the image instead of making those comments.

One fan said that while Hilton’s intentions were harmless, labeling a plus-size black woman as ‘precious’ doesn’t make it right. It was actually an insult.

Some noted, ‘I think she’s cheeky and sometimes it’s funny but this was just rude and disrespectful. I can see why Lisa Rinna is going so hard now.’

Another fan claimed Hilton was ‘confused.’ He added that while Lizzo has always minded her business, some people turn her into a joke. He also added that Hilton’s comments were not ‘intentional’.

Regardless, many fans noted that there was nothing flattering about Hilton naming the 34-year-old Grammy winner as precious.

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