Kelly Dodd has caused a lot of commotion lately. Just before The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 premiered, she made headlines for her controversial remarks about the coronavirus pandemic. And fans get to hear more of her comments about the mysterious illness on the show. In addition, she continues to downplay the virus and pandemic on social media.
But it was Wednesday night’s episode that angered fans. During one particular scene, both Kelly and newcomer Elizabeth Vargas shared their thoughts about the impending coronavirus pandemic. Viewers cringed as the ladies shared their thoughts. It’s admittedly uncomfortable to watch as the pandemic continues to grip the world by storm.
RHOC castmates comment on the coronavirus
During the Wednesday, November 25 episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly Dodd spoke to co-stars Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Emily Simpson, Elizabeth Vargas, and Gina Kirschenheiter. They sat around the pool and talked. Kelly read on her phone that the Golden State Warriors played a game without an audience and gatherings have been shut down.
Shannon Beador chimed in and said she can’t find toilet paper in Costco anymore. Emily Simpson revealed that there were 30 deaths due to coronavirus. When she announced this fact, it elicited different responses from the group. Shannon and Gina were worried about the deaths. Meanwhile, Kelly coolly said that people die all the time.
Emily agreed with Kelly and added that people die from the flu all the time as if it’s no big deal. Then the new Housewife added that the COVID-19 news is “completely blown out of proportion” and it will disappear in 60 days. In her confessional, Elizabeth claimed that pharmaceutical companies only want money.
You were wrong, Elizabeth. If Big Pharma wanted to make money so badly they wouldn't have waited a whole year until releasing a vaccine. It wasn't gone after 60 days and only got worse because people like who you didn't take it seriously and dismissed it as the flu. #rhoc pic.twitter.com/Nu8CfLmUGx
— kevin by bravo (@AmberMarchamp) November 26, 2020
When RHOC viewers overheard Elizabeth and Kelly’s comments, they were made. Some of them called out the ladies for saying the situation was “blown out of proportion.” One user tweeted: “I wonder do the ladies still think the coronavirus is blown out of proportion.”
Another wrote: “Yeah good call Elizabeth. 60 days? 30 ‘old people’ deaths. Kelly with the flu comment. Fast forward 11 months and 262,000 deaths later. Is it still a hoax a**holes?”
“It’s blown out of proportion?? Tell the people’s families who lost loved ones,” a third user wrote.
Kelly Dodd joked about face masks
She’s continuing to make headlines for her coronavirus comments on social media. Earlier this week, the RHOC star took to Instagram to joke about the use of face masks. This came as Kelly’s mom tested positive for the virus. Her brother announced that their mother, Bobbi Meza, was in ICU after contracting the virus.
According to Kelly, she thinks face masks don’t work. She confirmed her mother’s hospitalization after a fan asked if it was fake news. Shen then responded to another follower who referenced her old coronavirus comments. “She’s not dying [and] she’s not on a ventilator… It’s her blood sugars we are worried about!” she wrote. “My mom is a diabetic and 71 of course I take [COVID-19] seriously!!”
'RHOC' Star Kelly Dodd Confirms Mom Bobbi is in ICU Battling COVID-19, Offers Update on Her Health and Insists She's Taking the Coronavirus Seriously, Plus Pokes Fun at Masks and Denies Getting Her Mother Sick #RHOC #KellyDodd #COVID19 #Coronavirus https://t.co/yTOXggaGHW
— Real Housewives (@RHOGossip) November 24, 2020
But another fan referenced her comment on face masks. Kelly responded by cracking a joke. “If your pants can’t contain a fart, do you think a strip of fabric can contain a virus?” she wrote back. Then she reassured her fans that her mom “wears a mask full-time and got the virus” and that she has “never been sick or gotten anyone sick.” Hopefully, Kelly will finally realize the seriousness of this nearly-fatal virus.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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