Vicki Gunvalson, one of the stars of Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo TV, recently committed a simple but grievous oversight.
Gunvalson had received a present from the fine folks at Bravo — a set of Beats Solo wireless headphones. She grabbed her phone and took a snapshot of the gift to post to Instagram. She captioned the picture with:
Thank you #bravotv for my Christmas present. Love these or all my traveling. #happyholidays #andycohen
After all, if you have a nice set of cans, get a picture of them up on the Internet.
What Gunvalson did not realize is how reflective the plastic packaging on the headphones was. And it wasn’t until after she had posted the pic to Instagram that her mistake was caught.
Gunvalson was topless in the photo she had just posted.
Gunvalson quickly deleted the photo, but felt obliged to also post an apology on her Facebook page that read:
“I’m a human being and we make mistakes. I wanted to shout out to Bravo for my Beats while blow drying my hair and getting ready for work, I clearly couldn’t see the reflection when I posted the image on Instagram. I apologize to anyone that saw the picture and am deeply embarrassed.”
One commenter replied with: “post it again.. i missed it"
But Gunvalson does not have to post it again. A few enterprising outlets managed to get a screenshot of the photo before it was removed. Once on the Internet, always on the Internet. Especially if TMZ is on the job.
'Real Housewife' Vicki Gunvalson -- Sorry for my Topless Instagram Pic ... That Damn Reflection http://t.co/2M0Im1C8kV
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 11, 2014
Some folks are questioning whether Gunvalson’s little blunder was really all that inadvertent. She says it was a mistake. Perhaps it’s just best it be left at that and let the lady enjoy her cans in peace.