It’s been years since Heather Dubrow has graced our screens on Real Housewives of Orange County. Truth be told, I didn’t love her on the show, but now I really miss her. I miss how she stayed on the outskirts of most of the drama but always managed to be a part of it anyway. I miss her blatant self-absorption over the building of her mega-mansion. Hell, I even miss her telling Shannon Beador, “We’re done, please leave.” It wasn’t her best moment, but it was one of her brightest.
While she has made appearances on husband Terry Dubrow’s hit show, Botched, she’s (mostly) quiet. Unbothered if you will. Ok, so there was an assistant scandal thrown in there. Rich people problems, ammirite? And well, they did catch major heat for selling overpriced hand sanitizer during a pandemic. Not cool. But she’s trying to focus on other things, like casting for a new series with Terry. When other former housewives cling to their past glory, Heather stays in her lane.
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.
Technically speaking, Emily Simpson joined Real Housewives of Orange County as a “friend” of Tamra Judge. However, they’ve been anything but friends, well, from what we have seen, anyway. These two just don’t get along, but not in a particularly entertaining sort of way.
Now that Tamra is done with the Real Housewife life (for now, anyway). She’s spending her days doing Zoom interview after Zoom interview, sharing some new info and doing what she does best: talking shit.
Who needs the Real Housewives drama when you can get just as much attention (if not more) by doing interviews constantly? Or at least that’s what I imagine Tamra Judge is thinking lately. And these days, with the pandemic and all, Tamra is getting a lot more shine than the women who are still filming; or have just been waiting to film again.
She’s been spilling a lot of tea and talking a lot of shit since she
got fired “decided to leave” Real Housewives of Orange County back in January.
There’s no doubt that the Bravo world is still recovering from some recent firings. Most notably, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute from Vanderpump Rules. Next up to be fired was Pete Hunziker, a newbie deckhand on Below Deck Mediterranean. This was his first season and thanks to a racist post, followed by an abysmal apology, it will be his last.
It’s hard to keep up with some of the problematic pasts of these stars. It seems like everyone has one. Fans are already calling for Jax Taylor’s firing. They aren’t the only ones ready for someone else to be on the chopping block. Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Judge is coming after her former castmate.
Unless you’ve been living off the grid with no internet access, you know that a reckoning is happening over at Bravo.
First Vanderpump Rules cleaned house by firing Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and two other cast members over their past racist actions. Fans have started a petition for Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright to follow suit. And now, Tamra Judge is calling for Kelly Dodd to be fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County for her own racist past.
The Bravo universe has imploded over the last couple of weeks. The network has protected certain Bravolebrities for far too long, and finally higher-ups have taken action, firing a bunch of people who shouldn’t have had access to a huge platform in the first place. Now that Bravo has made some progressive movement, fans are calling for a host of other people to get the boot.
One such person is Real Housewives of Orange County mess star Kelly Dodd. Kelly has a history of saying questionable, even scary things. Her true colors really started to show in Season 11, when she told Heather Dubrow to have a sense of humor because Heather is Jewish. When the women called her out, she rationalized that she’s Mexican, and therefore can’t be racist. Her statements have rarely been based on logic or concrete facts. The problem with this is that she has a powerful following across social media sites – and of course RHOC – to share these “alternative facts.”