Barbara Corcoran is known for giving great advice to aspiring entrepreneurs on Shark Tank.
But the New York real estate mogul got major heat for advising business women to “yank up” their skirts in a now deleted tweet, in which she wrote:
“I find running a #business in a man’s world to be a huge advantage. I wear bright colors, yank up my skirt + get attention.”
While this anti-feminist advice seems like it would come out of the mouth of someone on Mad Men, the 67-year-old Shark isn’t apologizing for her comment.
On Thursday, the mother-of-two appeared on Access Hollywood to defend her remarks — and even encourage them! She told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover:
“When I was building my business, I would walk into a room of 600 men in dark suits and I dress like a guy in a nice pant suit, no one would say hi to me no one would entertain me. The minute I started wearing bright suits and I would have a nice length skirt on, I would just roll up the middle and walk into that room, everyone paid attention to me.”
So, she’s saying embrace your sex appeal to captivate the audience? Who knew Babs had the same mantra as Kim Kardashian!?
To illustrate her point on sexist business attire double standards, Corcoran used Bush’s biceps as an example, quipping:
“You’re crazy if you don’t use that in building a business. Men do it. Men buy the Tom Ford suit, look at you, you’re flexing the muscles right here. That suit you didn’t buy that on purpose one size too small.”
As for working mothers, the shark advised women in the workplace to stop chasing the fantasy of a work-life balance, continuing:
“It’s like chasing a phantom. If you’re a woman, you’re gonna do the line share of the household organizational work, the child rearing, the planning the vacations and you’re gonna hold a job too… So there’s no such thing as balance, I gave that up probably 20 years ago and I don’t even hope for it.”
Well, there you have it, ladies! Life is bleak and there’s no hope in having it all!
[Image via ABC.]