Dorit Kemsley’s former tagline was, “When you’ve traveled the world, you can speak in any accent you want.” The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has long been scrutinized for her unique accent. Now Kelly Dodd is going to giving her hot take on the matter.
As reported by Reality Blurb, the fired Real Housewives of Orange County star weighed in on an episode of The Rick & Kelly Show. The YouTube show released a clip on Instagram where of Kelly and husband Rick Leventhal mock Dorit’s accent. The two were sporting matching cowboy hats and recapping the latest episode of RHOBH when Dorit came up.
Rick started by asking, “Where are you from, Dorit?” Kelly responded with a laugh, “She’s from Connecticut.” Rick clarified, “She’s from Woodbridge, Connecticut. She’s born and raised in Woodbridge.” Kelly went on to imitate Dorit. She answering in her Dorit accent and said, “Yeah, and this is how we talk collectively.”
Rick explained his disbelief stating, “I spent 25 years in New York City. I know a lot of people who live and work in Connecticut. They don’t talk like that.”Kelly continued to speak in Dorit and argued, “Her husband is British.”
Despite the accusation that her accent is fake, Rick mused that maybe Dorit’s accent is due to her parents being from Israel. He suggested maybe she is mimicking their accent. Kelly disagreed and said, “No, because they have her back … doing her swimwear line, and she talked just like you and I. I swear.” She’s likely referring to the video that surfaced of Dorit at one of her early swimwear shows in 2013. The clip from Videofashion features an interview of Dorit, minus any accent.
For her part, Dorit has long defended her distinctive way of speaking. She’s previously said that she’s influenced by husband PK Kemsley’s British twang, along with her parents’ accent. Dorit has faced so much criticism about her accent, she even related to Hilaria Baldwin when she was busted last year for allegedly faking an accent and Spanish heritage. Hilaria, who hails from Boston, was actually born “Hilary.”
After an old clip of Hilaria surfaced of her with an accent and fumbling for the word “cucumber,” the internet ate her alive. Dorit came to her defense. Said Dorit, “I feel bad for what she’s going through in the press at the moment. I don’t think she deserves it. I’ve had so much scrutiny over the way I speak, I’ve learned to ignore all the noise but at first it was really hurtful.”
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