Alexis Bellino responds to backlash for shaming ‘maids’
Alexis Bellino is standing by her choice to publicly call out her housekeepers for not cleaning properly despite the backlash she’s received.
“I can and will post whatever I want on my IG,” Bellino, 42, wrote in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday. “My maids are well paid for and I love them. It was a joke.”
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star was criticized after she slammed her “maids” for not doing a deep cleaning, and posted a photo of her couch with scraps scattered on the floor.
She continued on Sunday saying, “Get over yourselves, stop trolling, find happiness and please unfollow me ASAP as I’m not looking for your approval on my IG and I don’t need followers.”
In a separate post, Bellino shared that she was actually blocking people who disagreed with her decision to criticize her employees.
“I may end up with zero followers in the end, but guess what … I have strong kids who know y’all are just miserable folks,” she said. “Social media is clearly becoming a huge trouble for young children. I will make this my life’s mission to stop all of you as I have kids coming into social media.”
The religious reality star then ended her rant by saying, “God bless you all. Find your true purpose in life. I promise you that God doesn’t want hating on social media.”
A follower’s response to Bellino’s explanation, which has received 138 likes, said, “Have you at all reflected and thought about why people are calling you out instead of immediately getting defensive? Maybe you should think about what your children see and hear when you’re referring to the people who take care of your home, clean up after you & your family and do the jobs that you won’t do.”
Several people had taken issue with Bellino’s use of the word “maids” — which they found demeaning — and the timing of her original post, a day after Thanksgiving.
The commenter continued, “Maybe a good lesson for [your kids] would be to show them how an adult handles themself when they’re in the wrong, and more importantly, how to treat other people, especially the ones that you view as a different class than you.”
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