A cringe-worthy clip of Kathy Hilton mistaking Lizzo for Precious on 'Watch What Happens Live' is going viral

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Kathy Hilton mistakenly called Lizzo "Precious" on "Watch What Happens Live." Twitter was not thrilled.Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for MTV/ Michael Greenberg/Bravo via Getty Image
  • Kathy Hilton mistook Lizzo for the fictional character Precious on "Watch What Happens Live."

  • The character was portrayed by Gabourey Sidibe in the 2009 Lee Daniels film "Precious."

  • The reality star is receiving tons of backlash for her mistake.

 

Kathy Hilton confused Lizzo for the fictional character Precious during a game on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."

Host Andy Cohen asked Hilton to play a game of "Will Kathy know them?" where production flashed images of celebrities on the screen and asked her to identify them by name.

When a picture of Lizzo appeared, Hilton said, "I feel like I do," before guessing "Precious?"

 

Precious is a fictional character portrayed by Gabourey Sidibe in the titular 2009 Lee Daniels film"Precious."

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Gabourey Sidibe also played Becky on the FOX series "Empire."Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

"No, that's not Precious," said Cohen with a chuckle.

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Lizzo performs on the "Today" show on July 15, 2022.NDZ/Star Max/GC Images

The bartenders on the show each grimaced and reached for their drinks after Hilton gave her answer.

Crystal Kung Minkoff, who was also a guest on the show with Hilton, placed her face in her hand and lowered her head as she laughed. The two appear on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" together.

Kung Minkoff collected herself and jumped in to try and help Hilton seconds later. "She is precious though. Lizzo's precious," she said.

Following her comments, Hilton implied that she had met Lizzo. "That's what I call her. Her nickname is 'precious' to me," she said.

Representatives for Hilton did not reply to Insider's request for comment on the mix-up.

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Crystal Kung Minkoff.Tommy Garcia/Bravo

Hilton is a television personality and fashion designer who is the mother of Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Barron Nicholas Hilton II, and Conrad Hughes Hilton III. As a designated friend of the show on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Hilton is known as eccentric and removed from popular culture.

Twitter did not appreciate the mixup and Hilton began receiving a heap of backlash for her mistake, with many calling it "racist" and "fatphobic" since both Sidibe and Lizzo are plus-size Black women.

 

 

 

During season 11 episode 12 Hilton said she was good friends with her former neighbor Michael Jackson growing up and she does not "see color."

This is not the first time Hilton has mixed up two people on national television. During an episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," she mistook cast member Garcelle Beauvais for her own sister Kyle Richards from behind when the women were wearing similar hairstyles.

In the most recent episode of the reality series, season 12 episode 14, she did not recognize the Grammy award-winning singer Melissa Etheridge when she performed at a private charity event hosted by cast member Dorit Kemsley.

 

Beauvais responded to the clip by tweeting "I have some questions."

Representatives for Bravo and Cohen declined to comment for this story.

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