Erika Girardi blasts fan who asked for meme credit
How many Fs does Erika Girardi give now?
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 49, came under fire on social media beginning on Tuesday after she posted a meme of herself, Robyn Dixon and Lisa Rinna all sporting the same pink dress, comparing themselves to the Pink Ladies in “Grease.”
While Rinna, 57, and Dixon, 41, shared their love for the meme on Giardi’s page, the fan account that first posted the images wasn’t happy Giardi didn’t give them credit.
“Hey. That’s my photo! Can you credit me Please?” Brands by Bravo asked in the comments section of the post.
Girardi responded, “Actually it’s not your photo. It’s Bravo and Paramount photo but ok. Cute meme though.”
“I know that but the meme and the caption were my idea,” the account pleaded. “I’m a huge fan of yours and nearly passed out when I saw you posted my meme. I just wanted credit for it. And in my post, I credited Bravo for the photo. Thanks!”
Still, Girardi wasn’t budging.
“The way to get more ‘credit’ for your ‘ideas’ is to come up with your own and stop leaving comments on my page about how you feel wronged,” she responded. “These images do not belong to you. Now go make some interesting s–t that I can promote.”
Girardi added that her co-star, Kyle Richards, took the photo of her in the original post.
Fans were quick to snap back at the “How Many F–ks” singer.
“I can’t believe how she is behaving,” one commented. “Honestly, there was always something about her that put me off, but I wanted to like her. Oh well. I think she lost a lot of fans over this.”
Another referenced her husband, famed lawyer Thomas Girardi: “I think you need Tom to give you a lesson on intellectual property. This isn’t yours.”
“Girl really???” a third user wrote. “You don’t know how memes and instagram works all of the sudden?? When someone edits a photo and puts their time into it, and then you repost it without credit…it’s messed up. And then you gave the audacity to be rude in return? Lmao ok girl keep digging yourself into a hole it seems to be working out great so far ?”
However, Brands By Bravo seems to be taking the controversy in stride and posted a meme of Girardi’s former co-star, Lisa Vanderpump, addressing the drama — this time, with a watermark.
A rep for Girardi declined to comment.
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