Kelly Dodd joked about the coronavirus before it became even more serious. As fans know, the reality star has made several insensitive comments about the pandemic. While she has since apologized, she keeps putting her foot in her mouth. In the meantime, fans have been calling for her firing from the show.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 is set to make history. It’ll be the first time that the show addresses COVID-19. The mysterious virus made news just months before it became a global pandemic. But on Wednesday night’s episode, Kelly revealed that she didn’t understand what the fuss was all about.
Kelly Dodd jokes about the coronavirus
On Wednesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly Dodd shared her thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic. In a scene with co-star Emily Simpson, she cracked jokes about the virus. At the time, Kelly didn’t understand what the fuss was all about. She compared COVID-19 to H1N1 and Swine Flu.
In the scene, Kelly accidentally drank the cucumber drink she made for Emily. Her friend asked if it was meant for her. Kelly apologized and cracked a joke about COVID-19.
“Wait, did you make that for me? Or did you make that for me?” Emily asked.
“Oh, I just drank it,” Kelly said as she wiped off the top of the glass. “I don’t have cooties. I do not have coronavirus. Corona-dumb-more-virus.”
“I don’t understand why people are freaking out about this coronavirus,” Kelly admitted in her confessional. “It’s like the H1N1. It’s like the Swine Flu… Things like this happen from time to time.”
RHOC fans react to the scene
Queens of Bravo posted the scene on Instagram. Fans flocked to the post to share their thoughts. Most of the comments were mixed. Some didn’t like to hear what else Kelly Dodd said about the coronavirus pandemic. Others said they find her relatable and hilarious.
- “This didn’t age well.”
- “Ugh! I’m so over Kelly Dodd.”
- “Lmfaoooo omg I love Kelly!! She keepts it [100 emoji].”
- “COVID deniers are so funny.”
- “God I hate Kelly.”
Kelly and Emily also discussed Braunwyn’s alcoholism
But that’s not all that happened. Kelly Dodd and Emily Simpson also poked fun at Braunwyn and her alcoholism. Kelly joked that Braunwyn was a lot more fun when she drank.
Emily agreed with her. They both felt that Braunwyn “overexaggerated” at Shannon’s housewarming party. In her confessional, Emily claimed that Braunwyn is using her alcoholism as a “weapon” to get back at Gina. She didn’t like the way she made her friend feel guilty.
But then Kelly’s phone rang. When she picked it up, she noticed it was Braunwyn. She told her that they were just talking about her. Of course, that made Braunwyn feel uncomfortable.
Kelly joked that Braunwyn acted “freaky deaky” now that she’s “off the sauce.” Then she invited Braunwyn and her husband, Sean Burke, over to her house while Emily is still there. After Kelly got off the phone with Braunwyn, Emily joked that they’ll need to hide all the glasses. Fans didn’t understand why they were making fun of Braunwyn so much.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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