Bethenny Frankel Comes Under Fire Over Cinco De Mayo Picture

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Bethenny Frankel is celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but not everyone is a fan of the way she chose to celebrate. 

The reality star shared a pic on her Instagram where she’s rocking a huge sombrero, a fake black mustache, margarita sunglasses, a chili pepper necklace, and she’s holding up a couple mini maracas. Her dogs are also wearing tiny sombreros. 

She captioned the photo, “Happy #cincodemayofrom me and @biggysmallz! ¡Olè!”

The photo has since been deleted and is not available for publication. 

Many fans weren’t fond of Bethenny’s post, calling her out for cultural misappropriation and for playing up stereotypes about Mexicans. 

“I love you but this is offensive. Take it down,” one fan commented.

“Ok, you can’t criticize Luanne for her Diana Ross costume and then post a pic like this,” another fan wrote. 

Although not all fans took issue with Bethenny’s post. Several supporters called out how Bethenny went down to Mexico after the devastating earthquakes last year and offered her help and monetary support. They felt that while the post was a little “off,” she had done more for Mexicans than many others when she helped in their time of need. 

What do you think? Was Bethenny way off base here? 

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