Very few people actually quit a Bravo reality TV show. Usually, they are afforded the courtesy of putting out some nonsensical statement about “looking forward to future projects”
that never actually come to fruition to save face. However, most people don’t just quit these shows. The Bravo paychecks and the endorsement deals that come from the exposure are a lot to give up.
In June 2020, Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni for their racist behaviors. In response, some people wanted to know why Jax Taylor wasn’t included in that list of firings. Faith Stowers accused Jax’s wife Brittany Cartwright of using racial slurs.
During BravoCon, Andy Cohen had the Bravolebrities attempt to settle their feuds with people from different shows. Ramona Singer had beef with Vicki Gunvalson, Dolores Catania, and Gizelle Bryant (who Ramona kicked out of a photo). Of course, Ramona didn’t actually resolve anything with any of those people.
And they’re far from the only reality TV stars who have been offended by the Real Housewives of New York OG. Margaret Josephs is not a fan of Ramona’s either. And, well, quite honestly, the list of Ramona’s enemies goes on and on. And on.
Who would you rather be friends with, Tamra Judge or Shannon Beador? Tamra has no problem stirring the pot and throwing anyone under the bus for a storyline. And, then there’s Shannon, who seems overwhelming, clingy, and demanding.
With those two choices for a friend, who would even want one?
The demise of Shannon Beador’s marriage with David Beador was tough to watch. One second I felt bad for Shannon for the way David treated her, which included cheating on her multiple times. And, then, I couldn’t help wondering how someone remained married to Shannon for so long.
Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by Shannon when I’m sitting on my couch at home watching Real Housewives of Orange County. I can’t imagine how it would feel to live with her for over a decade. The screeching, the surplus of lemons, the acupuncture appointments, and home colonics, would just be way too much for me. Just look at those nude hiking photos that David took with his new wife Lesley Cook (now Lesley Beador). My poor eyes. That’s the kind of sight you can’t unsee.
Is anyone still enjoying Kelly Dodd these days? While the Real Housewives of Orange County star still has some diehard stans coming to her defense on social media, it’s getting harder to find people who will stand behind her. And while she might have been previously known as a spunky shit-stirrer, she has definitely crossed over into territory that she can’t come back from.
Maybe it was all the controversial comments about the coronavirus. Sure, she tried to apologize. But in true Kelly form, those apologies felt forced, empty and fell flat. Maybe it was wearing a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat to her bridal shower. She apologized for that too but it was more of a justification for doing it in the first place. Then there was the epic declaration at the reunion that she’s Black. Her stunned castmates quickly found out that revelation was from a 23 and Me test and hardly qualified her as Black. Let alone able to claim that she understands or has experienced life as a Black woman.
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.
So, what does one do when they have nothing else to lose? Let’s ask Kelly Dodd. The Real Housewives of Orange County star may not be a star for much longer. Kelly can’t seem to fix her main problem, which is her mouth. No one cares how many times she makes fun of Vicki Gunvalson. And no one cares how many times she insults Braunwyn Windham-Burke. But people do seem to care when she acts like a blatant fool in the middle of a health crisis.
Whether you believe in Covid or not isn’t the issue. The issue is spreading information without the benefit of scientific knowledge. It’s mocking people who are making an effort to protect themselves and others from a virulent virus. And it’s a slap in the face to anyone who has lost a loved one as a result of contracting Covid-19. To be fair, Kelly was warned, and it kind of looked like she might get a pass. Thanks to some weekend antics, that pass is probably saying go directly to the unemployment line. Today we learn the meaning of “doubling down”.
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.