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Recently, Farrah Abraham caused a bit of a stir by dissing ex-Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel after Bethenny dished the some real talk parenting advice to the former Teen Mom during an episode of her talk show, Bethenny. Wetpaint Entertainment recently had a chance to catch up with Bethenny after one of her tapings, and we couldn't resist asking how she felt about the whole situation.

We asked if Bethenny had spoken to Farrah since the reality star had complained about her treatment on Bethenny, and she confirmed that she had not, adding that she likes to interview controversial public figures and really tries to dig into issues, but she understands that sometimes that means, well, more controversy.

"[I like to] have a conversation with someone that I think will show a different side [of them], and a different conversation, and reflect human behavior, but a lot of those people are controversial for a reason, and they like to be controversial," she explained. "So the minute that they leave they start leaking press items to make it live longer, because that's what their brand is, being controversial and continuing to do that."

She quickly added that obviously most of her guests aren't going to go around talking trash. "It's really the people that are known for being controversial, there's a reason for it, and they leave and they kind of plant seeds so they will grow to make it 15 or 16 minutes," she continued.

Being a savvy businesswoman, Bethenny doesn't let the controversy bother her. "It's OK. I get something out of it, I guess they get something out of it. It is what it is."

Of course, between her talk show, her ever expanding SkinnyGirl line — she just added Prosecco, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet Sauvignon to her wine collection — and her most important job, being an awesome mom, it's no surprise that Bethenny doesn't have much time to worry about the haters.

What do you think: Was Bethenny too harsh on Farrah, or do you agree that the "controversy" was a whole lot of nothing?

You can catch Bethenny weekdays 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!


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