Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley angered some fans this week when she posted two mirror selfies on Instagram that featured her dressed in Chanel from head-to-toe. Some of her nearly one million followers called Kemsley out for flaunting her white privilege amid global protests against racism, but the RHOBH star wasn’t having it.
The mom-of-two was wearing a white see-through maxi dress that hugged her curves and left little to the imagination. It was the same look that Kemsley wore to Kyle Richards’ barbecue in the latest RHOBH episode, and in the photos she accessorized it with gold necklaces and earrings, plus her giant diamond wedding ring.
Kemsley also posted pics and a video of her wearing the designer dress while dancing with her kids. Even though Kemsley regularly posts pics of herself wearing high end fashion and enjoying her Beverly Hills lifestyle, some fans thought the posts were tone deaf and accused Kemsley of flaunting her wealth during an “inappropriate” time.
“Kind of inappropriate to post this these days,” wrote one critic. “If you don’t have anything to contribute to the cause then maybe just don’t post anything.”
Another fan added, “Totally agree, I love the real housewives franchise but I feel when you are as privileged as @doritkemsley to have the platform that she does, it’s really important to sense the current tone of what is happening and use your platform appropriately.”
The fan added that they were “disappointed” in Kemsley, and now is not the time to be “posting selfies in Chanel.”
However, not everyone had a problem with Kemsley’s posts. One fan wrote that not everything people post right now must be related to the current political climate. That person added that people need to be able to live their lives, and they can still fight for the cause.
“It’s a balance just living life,” wrote the fan.
Dorit Kemsley clapped back against the criticism when she posted the pics of herself getting silly with her kids. In the caption, she tagged BLM and Black Lives Are Important and wrote: “It is in our hands to create a better society for them (children) than the one we grew up in.”
New episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills air Wednesday nights on Bravo.