Kelly Bensimon may have left "The Real Housewives of New York" a couple of years ago, but it sounds like she still dealing with the aftermath of having appeared on the show. Many viewers from back then have no problem reaching out to her, reminding her that it was very dramatic when she was on the show. She has explained that she felt bullied on the show, as she felt that her co-stars were ganging up on her. Because everyone was split as to who they believed, many people are writing to Kelly on social media, calling her crazy and telling her that she is in denial about what really happened on "The Real Housewives of New York."

The messages from these viewers have continued to surface for Kelly over the past couple of years, but it sounds like the messages took a harsher tone this weekend.

Kelly explained on Twitter that she was never going to change who she was. Bensimon explained that she endured a lot of pain and hardship but kept her tears to herself as she was dealing with the divorce, her role on the show, and viewers’ criticism of her. Kelly also pointed out that when she started on the show, she had just gotten divorced from the famous photographer, Gilles Bensimon, and she was still trying to figure out her life as a single mother of two girls.

She wants to be a role model for her daughters

Kelly reveals that she was trying to be a great role model for her two young daughters and she claims that a lot was at stake. Perhaps many fans felt that she had been divorced for quite a while, as Kelly felt very confident about who she was on the show.

Perhaps she was showing a different side of herself as fans realize that perhaps more was going on with Kelly than she was sharing on the show. People may have been confused about the divorce, as Kelly's storyline on the show included dating new guys.

According to the new tweet shared this weekend, it sounds like fans of "The Real Housewives of New York" were quite harsh towards Kelly.

She shared that she was very happy and moved by the fans who chose to stand up for her. She explained that she had received many harsh comments but that she was very thankful that people had her back.

Continues to deal with mean comments

Perhaps Kelly feels that she is sometimes fighting an uphill battle with the viewers of "The Real Housewives of New York,” as they can be quite harsh and mean.

Kelly knows that she does have fans in her corner who would defend her. The reality is, Kelly went through a lot while filming the show, especially during the cast trip that has since been labeled "Scary Island."

As Kelly herself has revealed, she was vulnerable and perhaps in an emotional spot when she was filming the show. One can imagine that she just appeared weaker because she was filming with such a strong group of women who were confident in who they were and their relationships. As a divorced woman, Kelly may have felt like she was going through something none of the other women could relate to and she wanted to keep it together for her daughters.

It sounds like Kelly can celebrate the fact that she has a lot of fans in her corner who will defend her no matter what happens on Twitter.

Are you surprised that fans are still so harsh towards Kelly Bensimon years after appearing on “The Real Housewives of New York?” What do you think she needs to do to get people to back off?