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Patti Stanger

Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd has faced a lot of backlash for her ignorant comments about the coronavirus. She described coronavirus as “God’s way of thinning the herd.” Kelly and some other Housewives were criticized for hanging out in such close proximity to take selfies during the pandemic. She claimed that “no one is dying from coronavirus in Orange County.” Kelly apologized for posting memes about coronavirus. She even had the nerve to say that “people are going to die anyway.”

As a result, a lot of people are outraged. Some fans even pressured Bravo to fire Kelly from Real Housewives of Orange County. Now, Bravo OG Patti Stanger is chiming in.

Patti recently appeared on the Hot Takes & Deep Dives With Jess Rothschild podcast. She was asked, “Have you been following Kelly Dodd [and] what she’s been posting on Instagram [about coronavirus]?”

Patti revealed, “She and I do not get along, by the way.” She added, “We used to be friends.”

 

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Then, she addressed Kelly’s comments about “no one dying in Orange County.” Patti said, “I saw that and then she went out to Fashion Mall and was like ‘Look, everything’s open. We can drink now.’ She’s like an alcoholic.” The armchair medical diagnosis is not cool, Patti. But, then again, neither is diminishing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Patti said, “I saw that and I was thinking to myself ‘OK, are you mentally ill? Like, do you know what’s going on?’ I know people that died. Like, are you mentally ill?”

 

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Then, Patti explained that she believes she had coronavirus, saying, “When I was going through what I went through, which I think was COVID, I couldn’t breathe in my chest. It’s a miracle. I downed bone broth and supplements, like you thought I owned a drug store. I prayed every night to God.”

When she saw Kelly’s comments, Patti wondered, “What is wrong with you?” Then, Patti said, “If you don’t watch the news and you don’t get educated, just don’t speak. Please don’t speak.  Like, we’re not here to party like it’s 1999.” Ironically, Kelly is engaged to a news anchor.

 

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