Lisa Rinna has sparked major controversy on social media with her lengthy tirades and racist behavior. Rinna feuded with her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star Garcelle Beauvais and was insensitive to online criticism when she was accused of being racist. In a since-deleted Instagram Story, Rinna said, “We fight on our show, [but] when we fight with Garcelle [Beauvais], we’re suddenly being called racist” (via Us Weekly). “This is bulls**t. I won’t accept that.” She also told viewers, triggered by her behavior, to watch “The Real Housewives of Dubai,” which resulted in her receiving even more setback on the internet.
In July, Rinna also called on her haters to stray on Instagram in a vulgar and immature way (via Heavy). She later blamed her actions for mourning the death of her mother, who died in November 2021, according to People. In a brief online apology, the “RHOBH” star claimed that she was struggling and that her behavior shouldn’t be taken personally, but fans didn’t believe it.
Rinna’s recent behavior on social media has prompted an overwhelming amount of criticism directed in her direction. Social media users even have Spread the word to boycott Rinna’s businesses, like Rinna Beauty. Others encourage viewers to do so boycott “RHOBH” until the franchise gets rid of Rinna entirely. But now the reality star has finally opened up about her messy behavior online during an interview.
Lisa Rinna admits she was a ‘nightmare’
Andy Cohen chose Lisa Rinna to guest on the August 3 episode of “Watch What Happens Live” and that choice alone exploded the internet with angry reactions disappointment. During the segment, Cohen asked the reality star about her anger post on social media, giving Rinna a chance to explain. When she hesitated to truly own her demeanor by saying, “You can call me whatever you want,” the “WWHL” host responded with “a double disaster” (via People). This comment seemed to explore a more honest and in-depth response from Rinna.
“Andy, I’ve just been a nightmare, that’s all I can tell you. I was a crazy nightmare,” Rinna replied. “I know it, I acknowledge it, I’ve tried to fix it as best I can. So let’s hope it gets better.” Cohen told her he hopes she’ll fix things because she’s causing so much trouble for herself. He added: “You know what the funny thing is? It’s all in your hands. It’s all in your control.”
However, viewers weren’t impressed with Rinna’s reaction and continued to urge Cohen to fire her from “RHOBH.” A fan tweeted“This flush and repeat excuse is getting old. @Andy it is [time] to retire Lisa Rinna’s reckless mouth forever!” It’s unclear what the future holds for Rinna, so fans will have to stay to see if there will be consequences for her behavior.