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Andy Cohen Thinks “People On Bravo Shouldn’t Be On Trial For Their Political Or Social Views”; Says “Bravo Is Meant To Be Escapism”

Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist behavior in June of 2020. Bravo viewers thought that a shift was finally happening in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Back in 2018, Kristen and Stassi called the police on co-star Faith Stowers and told them that Faith was supposedly drugging men and then stealing their belongings. Bravo viewers also wanted Pump Rules star Jax Taylor to lose his job. He also lied about Faith on social media, alleging that Faith was wanted for stealing a car and was “AWOL” from the military. Well, mission accomplished, viewers!

In December of 2020, Jax and his wife, Brittany Cartwright announced they were leaving Pump Rules on Instagram. Jax later admitted that the couple was fired.

And then we have Ramona Singer on Real Housewives of New York. While production was halted because of a case of coronavirus in February of 2021, Ramona decided to travel around. She was seen partying her ass off in Palm Beach without a mask. This is after Bravo requested that the RHONY cast stay at home to wait out the pause.

And no Housewife has been more outspoken about the coronavirus than Real Housewives of Orange County star, Kelly Dodd. And in the worst possible way. The RHOC star discussed how Covid-19 was comparable to “the flu” in her Instagram Story. The Instagram account CELEBTM shared the video.


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In May of 2020, Dr. Kelly Dodd also told us that no one was dying from the virus in Orange County. And she commented that Covid was “God’s way of thinning the herd!” Thanks for spreading that false information, Kelly.

In December of 2020, Kelly tried to walk back her previous statements with an apology. “It was a stupid thing for me to say,” Kelly stated. “It was insensitive and I apologize if I hurt or offended anybody, ’cause that wasn’t really my intention.”

In March of 2021, Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen was asked by a virtual attendee if “problematic housewives like the Ramona [Singer]s and the Kelly [Dodd]s of the world” are positive or negative for the Housewives franchises?


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Andy replied, “I don’t know if I would call them ‘problematic.’ I think that they have their opinions, and they express them, and I think that that’s what makes a great Housewife.”

During an interview with Vulture, Andy addressed the call for some Bravolebrities to be let go for their behavior, while other viewers called the firings “cancel culture.” Many Bravo fans wanted Kelly fired for her controversial coronavirus comments and political views.

Andy admitted, “It’s troublesome to me. I disagree with her point of view about COVID, but there are a lot of people who share her opinion. And by the way, she is in Orange County, where her opinion is probably the prevailing opinion,” he added. So, does that mean it is fine to spread misinformation?


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“The line between celebrating someone’s outspokenness and not liking someone’s outspokenness is really blurring these days. Bravo is meant to be escapism, and I don’t personally think that the people on Bravo should be on trial for their political and cultural views,” Andy remarked. “That doesn’t seem that fun to me!”


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