Lisa Vanderpump Dragged for Making 'Transphobic' Joke About 'RHOBH' Co-Star Erika Jayne
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"Just don't ask me if Erika's tucking it under because there are some things I can't lie about!" Vanderpump said.

UPDATED: 1:22 p.m. on 5/22/19

Lisa issued a statement regarding her comments toward Erika on Tuesday afternoon.

"It was not my intention to belittle the trans community with my poor choice of words directed toward Erika," she told Entertainment Tonight. "With recent news of trans women losing their lives for living their authentic truth in a world of discrimination and hate, I never want to diminish the very real pain and struggle that trans people go through every day."


Lisa Vanderpump's long been an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, but her transphobic joke about Erika Jayne has her "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" co-stars, fellow celebrities and fans up in arms.

Many people called LVP out for her inappropriate comment -- which involved a "tucking it under" jibe directed at Erika during Tuesday's episode of "RHOBH" -- and pointed out how just because she's a supporter doesn't give her free license to make phobic remarks.

Here's how it all started:

Lisa took it upon herself to take a lie-detector test to prove her innocence against claims she leaked a story about Dorit Kemsley and (formerly) Lucy Lucy Apple Juice to Radar Online.

Her trusty Vanderpump Dogs director, John Sessa, accompanied her. He's also the one who sent the questions to the polygraph administrator, including this one: "Do you think Dorit's face has changed in the last year as much as her accent?"

"She's had a head transplant," Lisa replied with a chuckle before a shot of her in a confessional took over the screen. "Just don't ask me if Erika's tucking it under, or something like that, because there are some things I can't lie about!"

Moments later, Twitter erupted.

Transgender actress Candis Cayne was among the first to drag the restaurant mogul. Sharing the very clip from the show, she urged Lisa to "do better."

"Ugly trans jokes marginalizing our community are not acceptable," she wrote. "Being an ally doesn't give you a free pass to make transphobic remarks."

Not only did Erika retweet Candis' post, but she also liked a plethora of tweets that echoed the same sentiment.

Lisa Rinna also felt the comment was a "low blow," tweeting, "Who knew LVP was transphobic? Well, we know NOW!" She also retweeted a message that read, "Oof. Making transphobic jokes is sooooo not cool, even if you are someone who does a lot for the LGBTQ+ community. Know better. Be better."

See more reactions to LVP in the tweets below.

Vanderpump has not responded to TooFab's request for comment.

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