The Real Housewives of New York City fans recoiled in horror as Bethenny Frankel lashed out at Luann de Lesseps. It was ugly.
The cohosts of The View responded to the incident, and Sunny had her own anecdote to share about the Skinnygirl founder.
Sunny claims that she met Bethenny just once — when Bethenny yelled at Sunny’s 7-year-old child.
Just a quick recap, tragically not told in Whoopi Goldberg’s impression of a Valley Girl voice.
Bethenny Frankel was there for Luann after her arrest and the beginning of her sobriety journey.
She clearly feltt hat Luann was too self-absorbed to return the favor after the tragic death of Dennis Shields.
In a scene that brought multiple Housewives to tears, she unloaded on Luann without remorse.
Clearly, Bethenny was having an on-screen breakdown in grief. But it remains a topic of discussion.
So what does this have to do with The View cohost Sunny Hostin?
Well, the women offered up their reactions to Bethenny’s outburst, with Meghan McCain providing nuanced context.
(Imagine if she could do that with politics! Wouldn’t that be something?)
Meghan makes it very clear that she feels a lot of sympathy for Bethenny at this moment.
But not everyone feels the same way.
“I don’t know Bethenny,” Sunny mentions. “But I’ve seen her behave that way on the beach yelling at my child.”
This gets everyone’s attention.
Joy Behar mentions that she would like to hear about Sunny’s experience.
(While Whoopi implies that she knows this story already)
“I don’t know,” Sunny says. “They’re telling me not to talk about it in my ear.”
“I’m just saying,” Sunny continues. “I’ve seen that kind of behavior when Bethenny yelled at my child on the beach.”
She pauses for dramatic effect while the audience responds, and then shares her story.
“It was in the middle of the day,” she recalls. “And my child was about 7, playing with other children at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon.”