Caitlyn Jenner has come out swinging after Omarosa Manigault Newman called her a ‘Karen’ ahead of their upcoming appearance on Big Brother VIP.
In a statement to the Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, Caitlyn, 72, called Omarosa “a bully” and said she was “even more despicable” than she had expected.
“Before the show, I wasn’t a fan of Omarosa because she’s a bully. After the show she proved me wrong. She turned out to be an even more despicable person than I could have ever imagined,” she said.
Hit Back: Caitlyn Jenner (pictured) has come out swinging after Omarosa Manigault Newman called her a ‘Karen’ ahead of their upcoming appearance on Big Brother VIP
“Hopefully she’s still sending me pictures from her wedding party she had at the White House—the party where the Secret Service kicked her out, just like when she got fired.”
Omarosa, 47 – a former adviser to deposed US President Donald Trump – famously took the members of her 39-member bridal party to the White House for a photo shoot ahead of her wedding to John Allen Newman in April 2017.
According to a report from Politico in November 2017, many White House staffers, including security, were caught off guard by the photo shoot.
Fighting words: In a statement to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, Caitlyn Omarosa called Manigault Newman (pictured) ‘a bully’ and said she was ‘even more despicable’ than she had expected
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to an Omarosa representative for comment.
On Wednesday’s Kyle & Jackie O Show, Omarosa claimed Caitlyn was “nasty” to her at the Big Brother VIP house, even calling her a “Karen” to hosts Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Kyle Sandilands.
“Honestly, she didn’t talk to me much. She was very, very mean to me,’ Omarosa hurt.
Not happy: According to Omarosa, she and Caitlyn didn’t really see each other face to face when they starred in the Channel Seven series together
“I thought I was going to meet Caitlyn, but I got to know a ‘Karen’ instead.”
A “Karen” is an informal term used to describe a self-righteous woman, usually middle-aged, who tells people how to do their job, assert their rights, and make a complaint to the manager.
When asked if she was in touch with anyone else on the show, Omarosa mentioned AFL star Dayne Beams and NRL superstar Matt Cooper — whom she described as her “bestie.”
“Honestly, she didn’t talk to me much. She was very, very mean to me,’ Omarosa hurt Caitlyn
Indeed, emotions are always heightened in the Big Brother house as celebrities are forced to spend every day in close proximity together.
Earlier this year, however, Caitlyn confirmed she had been on the show for about a week in total, after revealing on Twitter that she was “happy to be back” in California for her campaign track, days after filming started in Sydney.
“Great time abroad for fun and happy to be back in #California on the campaign trail!” she wrote.
‘Good time’: Earlier this year, Caitlyn confirmed she had been on the show for about a week in total, after revealing on Twitter that she was ‘happy to be back’ in California – days after filming began in Sydney
Missed: The former Olympian, who reportedly got $500,000 to appear on Big Brother VIP, then shared a photo of her dog, captioning it: “Happy to be back in California!”
The former Olympian, who has reportedly been paid $500,000 to appear on Big Brother VIP, then shared a photo of her dog Bertha, captioning it: “So happy to be back in California!”
Shooting for the new season began in Sydney on July 30, after Caitlyn completed her mandatory two-week hotel quarantine.
Her swift return to America almost confirmed she would be one of the first contestants to leave Big Brother VIP when it airs on Channel Seven next month.
Big Brother VIP premieres Monday, November 1 on Channel Seven and 7plus
Not for long! Big Brother VIP premieres Monday, November 1 on Channel Seven and 7plus