Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Kyle Richards has had a rough season in the court of public opinion. Bravo fans are not standing behind her as they usually do, and some are even turning on her.
Kyle has been criticized heavily on social media for many reasons. Viewers are not happy with the way she handled the issues between friend Sutton Stracke and newbie Diana Jenkins, who have feuded all season.
When Kyle accused Sutton of lying about having miscarriages in the past, fans started to wonder if these were Kyle’s true colors. Then when it aired that Kyle and Dorit were laughing about Erika Jayne’s verbal attack on Garcelle’s son, Jax Nilon, viewers were outraged.
But on this week’s episode, Kyle and the ladies were discussing Erika’s recent drunken behavior at Diana’s holiday party. Kyle said that Garcelle and others should be careful about accusing Erika of having a drinking problem.
Viewers took to Twitter to express their shock at how Kyle could be so hypocritical, considering her sister, Kim Richards, who openly struggled with alcohol addiction, was outed as an alcoholic by Kyle in Season 1.
Fans lit up social media after the episode aired, and they think Kyle is the one who is being reckless with her words.
RHOBH fans are furious with Kyle Richards’ double standards
Twitter user @RealHousewivesRanked! said it plain and simple – Kyle revealed to the entire world that her sister, Kim, was an alcoholic, but now she wants to be delicate with Erika.
Fans also think that Kyle loves bringing up Kim’s struggles with alcohol, when Kim is using her time away from the show to better herself. They think that is Kyle’s MO.
Rachel Anastasia wants to know what Kathy thinks of all of this, considering she and Kim are still extremely close. She even tagged Andy Cohen so he could ask the question at the reunion.
When Erika is drinking, Kyle said she is just letting her hair down. But Kyle publicly shamed her sister for years for having a substance abuse problem.
And finally, viewers are sick of Kyle criticizing Garcelle for having genuine concern, but it seems like Garcelle is the only one looking out for Erika’s well-being.
Kyle and Kim’s relationship still suffers after the Season 1 limo fight
Kyle dropped a bomb when she and Kim had a brutal fight in the back of a limo, which is when Kyle reveled to everyone that Kim struggled with alcoholism for decades.
The sisters have struggled since then, and many years before, and they have worked to get their bond back on track, but it is hard. Kim recently admitted, “I’m okay with Kyle. I wish I could see her more. I wish we could spend a little more time together.”
Kyle continues to have issues with Kathy as well, and the mid-season trailer shows that the sisters can’t seem to get to a good place and stay there. Viewers will need to stay tuned to see how the rest of the season plays out.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.