RHOC's Kelly Dodd DEFENDS her joke about 'superspreaders' at big group dinner as star is fired by drink company
REAL Housewives Of Orange County's Kelly Dodd defended her joke about "superspreaders" at a big group dinner after being fired by a drink company.
The controversial reality star has received plenty of backlash for her comments in the past.
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It all kicked off when the RHOC star 45 admitted to “getting a lot of hate” after she posted a series of videos in a crowded New Port Beach restaurant with her husband Rick Leventhal and pals.
In a clip, the 45-year-old held up her Mai Tai drink along with the rest of restaurant-goers as she screamed: “Cheers!”
Someone in the restaurant said: “Screw Covid!”
In a now-deleted part of the video on Kelly’s Instagram Story, another person yelled: “Nobody’s wearing a mask.”
Someone else chimed in, “super-spreaders,” as Kelly seemingly repeated what he said.
Kelly said in another clip: “I’m getting a lot of hate because we're at a restaurant we’re allowed to be at. We’re allowed to be at a restaurant!”
However, it didn't stop there as the Bravo star continued to defend her joke as she later said in another video: “I’m not a super spreader because there is nothing to spread. We all got the vaccine and we don’t have it.”
She added: “The sheeple are mad.”
Kelly would soon see the consequences for her actions and words as drink company Positive Beverage gave her the axe for her "controversial views and opinions."
The company explained: "We welcome all people — however they are and whatever they are passionate about — to Positive Beverage, but there must always be an underlying layer of respect.
“Unfortunately, we feel Kelly’s stance is no longer congruent with our core values. We appreciate her contributions during our affiliation, and she will always be a part of Positive Beverage’s history, but we do not align with her opinions or global views while we uphold our own values."
Kelly, who worked with the company for two years, responded in a tweet: “I’m glad I could help put Positive Beverage on the map and wish them well.
"I’m also really excited about my next venture in the beauty industry, which is my real passion. Stay tuned!”
Last year, Kelly also came under fire when she said the coronavirus pandemic was "God's way of thinning the herd” at one point.
Back in October 2020, she also felt the heat for wearing a hat that read "Drunk Wives Matter," as many thought it was insensitive toward the Black Lives Matter movement, at her bridal shower.
A few days ago, Kelly hinted that she may have also been fired from RHOC for her views.
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