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Real Housewives Of Orange County Kelly Dodd

Kelly Dodd has been a controversial figure on Real Housewives of Orange County, especially last year. Kelly made many incorrect and dangerous comments about the coronavirus pandemic.

All Kelly has done is repeatedly apologize, only to issue more tone-deaf statements. In April o2020, the RHOC star referred to Covid-19 as “God’s way of thinning the herd!”

Real Housewives of Orange County reunion Elizabeth Lyn Vargas

Going into the most recent flop of a season of Real Housewives of Orange County, a lot of viewers expected to “side” with Braunwyn Windham-Burke. She supported disenfranchised groups and she seemed to be open-minded. During the premiere episode, she revealed that she is an alcoholic and started her journey of sobriety. She had a lot of people behind her, supporting her.

Then, the tide started to turn. She hired a professional photographer to take pictures of her at a Black Lives Matter protest, which doesn’t exactly scream “sincerity.” She admitted to hitting her husband Sean Burke… multiple times… in front of their children. After that, she came out as a lesbian, claiming that she has never been attracted to her husband, the father of her seven kids. She’s also been calling the paparazzi on herself. Basically, it just feels like a lot of attention-seeking and hypocrisy. No wonder, she’s had issues with every single one of her co-stars this season.

Real Housewives Of Orange County Braunwyn Windham-Burke Jacob Windham-Burke

Braunwyn Windham-Burke somehow went from a misunderstood, tepid freshman housewife to….well, this. The Real Housewives of Orange County star suddenly found herself as less of a victim of Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson and more of a villain. She came under fire for supposedly lying about Shannon Beador’s assessment of Gina Kirschenheiter’s house. Newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas caught her investigating her financial situation. And Kelly Dodd outright accused her of being a fan alcoholic for a story line.

Despite the fact that she has a lot to be cheered on about, it seemed like everyone was over her this season, including fans. Braunwyn not only came out and got sober, but she was heavily involved in activism too. But some are finding it disingenuous. I don’t think it helps that she’s already floating the idea of bringing her new girlfriend, Kris, onto the next season of RHOC. Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

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Real Housewives of Orange County is over. It ended on the beach with a womp womp from producers and editors. They said without really saying, “we tried it without Tamra Judge. Replaced her with real live charisma vacuum, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. And we know, it didn’t work.” The whole series needs an overhaul.

None of these women are natural together. The only thing they have in common is not liking Braunwyn Windham-Burke. The reunion was hard to watch. There was a lot of deflection from every single woman on stage, except Gina Kirschenheiter. Kelly Dodd is not a Covidiot, she’s Black! Braunwyn isn’t a mess. She just had seven kids with her husband because she’s an alcoholic! Emily Simpson does too support LGBTQ people. She went to a club with drag queens that one time! Deflections and irrationality everywhere, and Gina is happy to call it out.

Real Housewives Of Orange County Elizabeth Lyn Vargas

Now that Real Housewives of Orange County is over, how are we feeling about the season? The last episode of the reunion was a lot. And most of the reunion, along with the season, focused around Braunwyn Windham-Burke. She got into it with literally every other cast member and it wasn’t pretty.

One person who added Braunwyn to her shit list was newbie, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. Elizabeth caught wind of Braunwyn poking around, trying to dig up dirt on her. This led to a confrontation on vacation. Which led to Elizabeth’s admission to growing up in a cult. Which then led to Elizabeth having a panic attack. I thought the two might have buried the hatchet. The reunion showed otherwise.

Real Housewives of Orange County reunion Kelly Dodd

Kelly Dodd has had quite the year, and not for the best. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum has found herself in hot water time and time again. Both on the show and on social media. Even getting married was a hot topic since it was during a global pandemic. She’s made controversial comments on the coronavirus. She’s also doubling down on her choice to wear a “Drunk Wives Matter Hat.” So it’s not a surprise that Kelly has become a number one target for fans to be mad at.

In response, Kelly has lashed out time and time again. She even defending the hat fiasco by claiming on the reunion that she’s Black. Yep, Kelly got a 23 and Me and apparently being 2% Black means you can speak for the Black community. And wear an offensive hat. Big eye rolls on that one. No doubt that Kelly is in a horrible position and it’s one she put herself in.

Real Housewives of Orange County reunion Braunwyn Windham-Burke

This is it. The end of Season 15 of The Real Housewives of Orange County. We made it, guys. Now, I for one wouldn’t actually say it’s been the worst season in modern Housewives history. (That distinction still goes, in my opinion, to Season 13…) But it certainly was an odd duck in the show’s fifteen-year canon. And sure, there are plenty of reasons. Blame it on the pandemic. Or in the glaring absence of Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson. Blame it on the new girl. Or on the fact that these women don’t really have authentic friendships anymore.

But really, when you look back at the history of RHOC, the show veered off course after Season 11. And it’s been in a never-ending nose dive ever since. (Though I for one rather enjoyed most of Season 14…) Personally, I have my theories about why that is. (Read: the unforgivable loss of Heather Dubrow, which many fans are just now starting to recognize four seasons after her exit.) But either way, this is where we’ve arrived. So for one last time, let’s dive back into the complicated mire that is Season 15 in the OC.

Real Housewives of Orange County Elizabeth Lyn Vargas

Elizabeth Lyn Vargas just finished her first season on Real Housewives of Orange County. She spent the season being accused of being inauthentic and lying about her life. Which wasn’t a stretch. Especially given how many half truths she gave us about her marriage and subsequent divorce. Which, by the way, was basically her whole story line.

What she could or couldn’t tell us was always up in the air, depending on the scene. But through it all, she maintained that she was the richest bitch in Newport. She even boasted about donating a Ferrari, which she admitted at the reunion she has yet to do. It seemed really obvious that the women on the show really got tired of Elizabeth’s caginess about her divorce. Too bad Elizabeth never seemed to tire of talking about it. Now, her divorce might be finalized but the drama surrounding it is far from over.