What Dr. Phil Really Thinks About Bhad Bhabie Today

Before becoming Bhad Bhabie, Danielle Bregoli was an out of control teen who ended up on Dr. Phil. Bregoli's claim to fame comes from her appearance on the 2016 Dr. Phil episode titled, "I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime." While the episode title in and of itself is certainly more than enough to catch a person's attention, Bregoli's staple in the entertainment industry actually came from her coined phrase: "Cash me outside! How 'bout dah?"

Since her initial appearance on the show, Bregoli's career has reached new heights. These days, she's a multi-millionaire with millions and millions followers on Instagram. Additionally, she dabbles in different fields of the industry, including music and beauty. In 2017, Bregoli dropped her first single, "These Heaux", which made her the "youngest female to land a debut single on the chart," per BBC

According to TMZ, the same year, Bregoli signed to Atlantic Records and "Bhad Bhabie" was born. In 2019, Bregoli snagged a $900,000 endorsement deal with CopyCat Beauty, per Allure, a brand that duplicates high-end beauty products and sells them at a drugstore price.

Bregoli's infamy continues to bring her success even in her rebranding. She believes that she did Dr. Phil a service by being on his show, according to her 2017 follow-up episode. "I made you just how Oprah made you. You were nothin' before I came on this show." Apparently, Dr. Phil isn't afraid to admit the slight accuracy of her statement. Keep reading to find out what the talk show host really thinks about Bhad Bhabie.

Dr. Phil takes zero credit for Bhad Bhabie's success

Danielle Bregoli's 2016 interview with Dr. Phil skyrocketed her career, but he does not necessarily pride himself on her overnight success. When asked about Bregoli during a 2019 interview with Joe Rogan, he said her episode was his "moment of infamy."

"We work with her and we send her to this ranch for, like, four months, right?" Dr. Phil said. "She goes for a long time and makes a complete turnaround, does a really great job. They say she's become a leader, she's working with all these girls, doing a great job. And then she graduates." Apparently, after Bregoli returned home, she reverted to her old ways.

At the time of the interview, the popular TV psychologist seemingly hadn't heard any of Bregoli's music, nor had he seen her since 2017. However, he noted that he still had hope that she would turn her experience on Dr. Phil into a positive. "I take no credit or blame, you know, I just did what I could and haven't seen her since."

The "Cash Me Outside" trendsetter did not take well to Dr. Phil's criticism in his interviews on The Breakfast Club and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In 2017, Bregoli told Maxim that she would never go back to Dr. Phil again. "Hell no. Ain't nobody have time for that bald-headed b***h. I just saw him on Jimmy Fallon talking all sorts of mess about my mom." Yikes. 

It seems like Bregoli and Dr. Phil will never see eye to eye, but it's hard to deny the mutual benefit they both received from crossing paths on Dr. Phil.

Bhad Bhabie made shocking claims about Dr. Phil's troubled-teen camp

After having a life-changing moment of infamy on Dr. Phil, Bregoli was sent to a Turn-About Ranch in Utah in efforts to change her behavior. However, Bregoli's account of her time at the ranch was proof positive that the bootcamp the TV shrink sent her to was nothing short of a troubling experience.

Speaking out as part of the "Breaking Code Silence" movement, Bregoli posted a video onto her YouTube page sharing her experience at Turn-About Ranch, where she claims she was abused and mistreated. Upon arrival, the influencer says she was forced to stay awake for days. "You have to sit there for three days," she said. "They wouldn't let me lay down for nothing. Like, I was falling asleep and they're like, 'Oh, get up, get up.' So I'm just sitting here like, 'This is gonna be really bad,' when I see these people have no sympathy."

Bregoli isn't the only one speaking out against the ranch; in February, a Colorado woman named Hannah Archuleta sued the facility for an alleged sexual assault she experienced at the hands of a staffer. Archuleta, who also appeared on Dr. Phil, claimed she was reprimanded for reporting it (via New York Post).

In the eight-minute video, Bregoli addressed Archuleta's allegations and demanded an apology from Dr. Phil: "Dr. Phil, I am going to give you from now until April 5 to issue an apology, not only to me, but to Hannah or any other child you sent to Turn-About or any other program like this, and if you don't I'm going to handle things my way."

Dr. Phil's response to Bhad Bhabie's abuse allegations turned heads

After Bregoli shared her account of what she endured at Turn-About Ranch, Dr. Phil addressed her claims. In an interview with journalist Ashleigh Banfield (via Twitter), the TV psychologist turned heads with his response.

"She went to Turn-About four or five years ago and she had a bad experience," he said. "Obviously, I would hate that, we'd be sorry about that. We don't have anything to do with what happens with guests once they leave they stage. That's between the guardian and the parent and whatever facility they go to. We're not involved in that, we don't have any feedback from them. ... I assume if she had a problem, she filed a complaint with the proper authorities or something five years ago."

Bregoli later took to her YouTube channel to clap back at his comments, as well as criticize Banfield for vaguely explaining her experience during the interview. Refuting Dr. Phil's claims, Bregoli responded, "So if you're saying you don't have any feedback, maybe you should be getting feedback about these places before you're just sending multiple people's f*****g kids here. You're just trying to save your a**. That's all you're trying to do is save your a**. But there's too many stories and there's too many people behind this that you can't save your a** anymore."

She ended the video, adding, "I'm not done with you, Phillip. That was not a f*****g apology." Clearly, this unlikely beef has a long way to go before being settled.