Recently Bravo has taken action during the Black Lives Matter movement and axed several stars for their racist behavior. Vanderpump Rules showed Kristin Doute and Stassi Schroeder the door. The ladies held it open for Pump Rules newbies Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens, who were also fired for their past racist comments.
Below Deck Mediterranean star Pete Hunziker was also let go because of a racist social media post. Yet, there are some Bravo stars that have shown similarly unacceptable behavior but haven’t paid a price for it.
Such is the case of Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd. In a rediscovered TMZ video clip from 2016, a drunken Kelly chats with the paparazzi in Los Angeles. “I don’t like Black guys. I don’t even know any Black guys,” Kelly told the paparazzi. Yikes.
Kelly later told TMZ, “I am truly embarrassed. There is no excuse for bad behavior or comments that offend anyone,” the RHOC star said. “That video does not represent who I really am and I apologize for acting irresponsibly.” If only Kelly could have learned from her own apology. Sigh.
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According to Us Weekly, Kelly took to Instagram on June 20 and revealed that she has been a victim of racism. She posted a meme which stated, “Don’t argue with people on social media. Every classroom had a kid that ate paste. That’s probably who you’re arguing with.” A follower asked Kelly, “But, like, do you truly believe that because ‘You’re Mexican you can’t be racist’?” Of course, Kelly clapped back. “I’ve experienced racism personally … I’m a woman of color and love everyone!” she responded.
Kelly’s former RHOC co-star Tamra Judge has expressed her belief that Bravo should fire Kelly for her comments. And on June 15, Kelly denied rumors that she had already lost her job as an Orange County Housewife.
Of course, Kelly has repeatedly made insensitive, and factually incorrect comments about the Covid-19 pandemic. Kelly referred to coronavirus as “God’s way of thinning the herd!” Kelly, who is obviously unable to stop running her mouth, issued an apology.
But that didn’t stop her from making more controversial comments about the coronavirus outbreak. During an Instagram Live session in May, Kelly compared Covid-19 to the flu, stating “But how many people die on a daily basis? … Well, people are going to die! I’m sorry to tell ya.”
In May, Kelly commented that no one was dying of coronavirus in Orange County. Once again, Kelly was spreading misinformation like it was her job.
In my eyes, Kelly’s offensive remarks and insensitive coronavirus comments should lead to Bravo taking away her orange. Only time will tell if Kelly has
jumped stepped too far over the line this time.
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