Why doesn’t Jen Shah like Kelly Dodd?
Shah has been successful as RHOSLC created on Bravo because of its straightforward nature. The Polynesian reality TV personality has a brewing feud with her co-star Mary Cosby which appears to heat up as the season progresses. However, the feud that no one else started is the one she undoubtedly started when she called Dodd.
During an appearance on Access Hollywood’s Housewives Nightcap, Shah played a game with the hosts. One of the questions was which housewife of all the franchises was her least favorite, to which she answered without too much hesitation.
“The least favorite would be Kelly Dodd,” Shah said. “I don’t know her personally, I’m just basing myself on what I’ve seen of her social opinions, her opinions on coronaviruses, her opinions on wearing a mask, they are very opposed to my own beliefs personal.
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Kelly Dodd sparks drama with coronavirus comments
As the world came to a halt after the outbreak of COVID-19, there was little to no information about the virus available to the public. The new coronavirus had only been identified a few months earlier and there were no statistics or actual numbers. However, this did not stop the RHOC star for making controversial comments deemed insensitive by some fans.
“That death toll anyway, they would have died this year, they’ve been compromised,” Dodd wrote in April 2020. “Do you know how many people have died from H1N1, swine flu, or Sars? It’s 25%, clarify the facts. You only hear numbers, not the reality. This is God’s way of thinning the flock. 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 sick. It is common sense. “
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Kelly Dodd apologizes after backlash
There was undoubtedly a major backlash from fans, which forced Dodd to publicly apologize for his statements. Dodd did his best to try to explain what she really meant, but for many it wasn’t enough to take her seriously.
“I want to issue a public apology,” she began. “What I meant was, are these pandemics happening because it’s God’s way? I am not God, I am not insensitive. I feel bad for all the families who have lost loved ones. And I think we should all stay home and protect everyone. That’s not what I meant, and I want to apologize to anyone who was offended. I am sorry. “
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“I just feel bad,” she continued. “My choice of words was stupid and I hope you all can forgive me for saying something so ridiculous and so stupid.” Please accept my apologies. And I feel bad for everyone who has lost loved ones. Hope everyone is safe and protecting themselves against this pandemic.
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