Kathy Hilton weirdly mistakes Lizzo for movie character on live television

There was an awkward silence when Kathy Hilton guessed the celebrity
Kathy Hilton weirdly mistakes Lizzo for movie character on live television
Lizzo (Photo credit: Bang Media)

On Aug. 10, Kathy Hilton played a game on the show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” where she had to guess who the celebrity displayed on the screen was.

Throughout the show, Hilton got numerous celebrities wrong such as Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds and Melissa Etheridge.


At one point, Andy Cohen put up a picture of Lizzo, and that’s when things got weird. When Hilton saw the picture, she answered “Precious” which was followed by an awkward silence and then laughter. Hilton was referring to Gabourey Sidibe, who played the role of Precious in the 2009 film.

Another guest on the show tried to make light of the situation and said “She is precious, though. Lizzo is precious.”


“That’s what I call her,” Hilton said trying to save face. “Her nickname is Precious to me.”

Many people on social media were not fond of Hilton’s comments due to Lizzo being compared to another plus-size Black woman.

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