The Wendy Williams Show host weighed in after Robyn alleged that Karen didn’t “like Ray’s d*ck” and dissed her co-star’s snaps from the cast photoshoot promoting Robyn’s hat line.
Robyn updated Gizelle on the filmed “Embellished” photoshoot during the cast trip to Portugal and ultimately decided not to use Karen’s images on her website.
Robyn explained that she desired a more “youthful” look for the brand, and Gizelle Bryant agreed that Karen, who is the oldest cast member, couldn’t deliver on Robyn’s vision. Viewers blasted the duo on social media as the episode aired, accusing the ladies of ageism.
Wendy addressed Robyn’s critique on her show.
“The shade of it all. So Karen is 57 and Karen looks great. Karen…she’s really modeling like a model,” Wendy said. “She’s showing your hat right over there. Like, I’m mad at Robyn for this ageism. She’s showing your hat, she’s got good hair, she’s got on a nice piece. And a little sliver of cleavage like everything people want to see on your website to sell these hats.”
“And then look here, I’ve seen more double chins on you younger housewives than I see on the Grande Dame,” Wendy added. “And if you didn’t like how Karen looked in it, you could have airbrushed her picture ever so slightly and not said a word about it.”
“Karen is as cute, if not cuter. That’s all,” she concluded.
Karen appreciated Wendy’s support and reposted her video on her Instagram page.
“Cant wait to hang out with @wendyshow. We will be talking ageism, breaking the circle of hate and elevating & celebrating sisterhood. #RHOP Thursday 10 am est #tunein,” Karen captioned the share.
The Real Housewives of Potomac airs on Sundays at 9 pm, ET, on Bravo.