Kelly Dodd is causing trouble again. The Real Housewives of Orange County star shared a post for Pride Month that didn’t go over well with people. She took to Instagram to celebrate this month’s gay pride, but fans called the post insensitive.
She shared a throwback photo of the former housewives from different franchises on a pride float with Bravo exec Andy Cohen. Kelly Dodd shared the photo with a caption that revealed this was the weekend that forever changed her life. But her Instagram post missed the point and lacked any pride.
RHOC star shares tone-deaf Pride Month post
Kelly Dodd had good feelings about this post. On Wednesday, June 3, she took to Instagram to share this fun shot of herself with other Housewives on a pride float with Andy Cohen. Kelly said this moment forever changed her life, but it’s not what you think. It had nothing to do with gay pride or the LGBTQ community. In fact, the post was all about Kelly.
“Happy Pride Month!!!!!” Kelly Dodd wrote. “This was the weekend I met @rickleventhal with @ramonasinger it changed my life!! Wishing we could still celebrate!! #pride #nycpride #bravo.”
Heritage of Pride, the organization that runs the historic annual event, cancelled the 2020 Pride March in New York City citing coronavirus as the reason. Most followers appreciated Kelly Dodd’s Pride post. Meanwhile, others thought it was “tone-deaf” due to current events.
There have been nationwide protests over the past week due to George Floyd’s death. Prior to his death, the streets were quiet because of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders. Many of Kelly’s fans made that point in the comments section. They slammed the reality star for her pride post. Others thought she was seeking attention.
However, Kelly did address the recent news. During #BlackOutTuesday, Kelly took to Instagram to let her followers know that she is “listening” and “learning.”
“Way to 100% make it about you,” one follower wrote. Another follower told Kelly that it was “too soon girly.” Others noticed her silence on racial injustice.
“Your president hates these people,” another follower wrote, referring to the LGBTQ community.
Kelly Dodd got engaged to Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal in November. She has received criticism for her inappropriate remarks. Followers have also bundled their political beliefs even though Kelly refuses to discuss politics.
Kelly Dodd claims “no one is dying” of coronavirus
The Bravo personality received backlash for her comments about the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, Kelly slammed Page Six after the outlet reported her claims that “no one is dying” of coronavirus in Orange County. This comment even upset RHOC alums Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson.
Kelly took to her Instagram Story to write, “No one is wearing masks here in Orange County. Yup, because nobody is dying here of the virus.” But the county’s death toll rose to over 130 on Monday.
“I was by no means minimizing deaths that have been caused by this virus, and I feel for their loved ones,” Kelly said in a response to Page Six’s report. “However, Orange County has 133 deaths out of 3 million people – much lower than most.”
However, this isn’t the first time that Kelly had to “clarify” her remarks on the pandemic. She previously apologized for saying that COVID-19 was “God’s way of thinning the herd.” Then she was slammed again for saying on her Instagram Live chat, “Well, people are going to die! I’m sorry to tell ya.”
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