Andy Cohen Finally Presses ‘RHOC’ Star Kelly Dodd Over Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter Controversies

by Jeremy Spirogis
Andy Cohen and Kelly Dodd

Kelly Dodd of The Real Housewives of Orange County lastly made her look on Watch What Happens Live. The controversial actuality star has been absent from selling the present’s present season and had not been featured on Bravo’s late-night present. Andy Cohen had the chance to ask Dodd about all of her controversial statements and get her facet of the problems.

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Andy Cohen and Kelly Dodd | Tommy Garcia/Bravo

What controversial issues has Kelly Dodd mentioned?

Cohen famous that Dodd has been talked about extra for what she says on social media than what she does on the Bravo actuality collection. Dodd has been embroiled in heavy backlash over the course of the 12 months for her stance on the coronavirus. Not solely that however she was additionally accused of mocking the Black Lives Matter motion.

During the preliminary months of the pandemic and lockdown, Dodd bought into an argument together with her followers over the specter of COVID-19. In a reply to a fan on Instagram, she mentioned that the virus was “God’s way of thinning the herd,” which landed her in sizzling water.

“That many that die anyway, they would’ve died this year, they were compromised,” Dodd wrote. “Do you know how many people died from the H1N1, the Swine Flu or Sars? It’s 25%, get your facts straight. You are only hearing numbers, not the reality. It’s God’s way of thinning the herd. If you are vulnerable or compromised, stay inside. If you don’t protect others by wearing masks and gloves, keep your distance and don’t go out if you are ill. It’s common sense.”

Months later and through her bridal bathe, she was given a hat with the phrases “Drunk Wives Matter.” Although it’s a play on phrases with Black Lives Matter, many individuals on social media believed that she was mocking the social justice motion.

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Kelly Dodd will get her flip within the sizzling seat

Although Dodd had apologized for each beforehand talked about incidents, Cohen gave her the chance as soon as once more to take action on WWHL. The late-night host skipped the spherical of questions in regards to the drama on RHOC to give attention to Dodd’s social media drama.

“Of course I regret saying that,” Dodd mentioned of her “thinning the herd” remark. “It was a stupid thing for me to say, it was insensitive and I apologize if I hurt or offended anybody. That wasn’t really my intention… I got really freaked out about it. In hindsight it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever said.”

Regarding sporting masks to assist mitigate the coronavirus she mentioned: “At first I was misinformed. I didn’t realize not wearing a mask… I hate it, I’m claustrophobic, I can’t stand wearing a mask. Now I understand the science behind it and I am ready, willing, and able to wear a mask. And I know it’s important because I don’t want to get sick and I don’t want to get other’s sick.”

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One of the RHOC followers additionally requested Dodd about making a joke with the “Drunk Wives Matter” hat given the present local weather in society.

“That Drunk Wives Matter hat was given to me, I was trying everything on from my shower. My girlfriend gave it to me, she’s had it for a couple of years,” Dodd defined as Cohen is seen cringing at her reply. “I believe in equality, I believe in Black Lives Matter, and if I offended anybody by thinking I was mocking… I don’t want to hurt… I believe in Black Lives Matter and equality.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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