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Kelly Dodd Gets Grilled By Andy Cohen Over Her Controversial COVID-19 Comments And Addresses Wearing ‘Drunk Wives Matter’ Hat! Plus Kelly Accuses Braunwyn Windham-Burke Of Faking Her Alcoholism; Says “I Think That Her Whole Sobriety Thing Is Contrived And I Think It’s Fake”

Kelly Dodd appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen where the Real Housewives of Orange County star publically apologized over her past controversial comments she made about the coronavirus pandemic.

“Of course I regret saying [coronavirus was God’s way of thinning the herd]. I mean at the time, it was a question, like, ‘Why are all these people dying?’” Dodd said about her first controversial comment. “It was a stupid thing for me to say. It was insensitive and I apologize if I hurt or offended anybody because that wasn’t really my intention. I got, like, freaked out about in hindsight it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever said.”

Cohen went on to read a viewer question about Dodd’s refusal to wear a mask. While claiming she was “misinformed” for saying that “no one is dying” of COVID-19 in Orange County “back in January,” she actually made headlines for the comment in May.

“I hate [wearing a mask]. I’m claustrophobic. I can’t stand wearing a mask,” she said. “Now I understand the science behind it and I’m really, willing and able to wear a mask and I know that it’s important because I don’t want to get sick and I want to get others sick.”

Cohen then asked Kelly how her mom, Bobbi Meza, who was hospitalized amid her own battle with COVID-19 last month. Dodd’s brother Eric Meza revealed Bobbi was in the ICU on November 21.

“My mom and I are estranged right now; we got in a fight. I found out that she COVID and [was in] the ICU through — my older brother didn’t even know either — through Instagram,” Dodd told Cohen. “My brother put that out there. He couldn’t even call me or my brother to tell us. … I ended up talking to her at Thanksgiving and she is doing fine. She at home.”

After asking Dodd about the “Drunk Wives Matter” hat she sported at her bridal shower over the summer — she maintained the hat was a gift and she supports the Black Lives Matter movement — Cohen suggested the Housewife get off the Internet.

“You’ve had such a bad run on social media. I mean I get tweets and DMs … since this whole thing started saying, ‘You gotta control her, you have to stop her,’ this and that and the other. I mean, at some point, it seems like you need to think before you post,” Cohen said.

Dodd replied that she’s a “human being who makes mistakes” and noted everyone has “regrets.”

Then, Kelly accused Braunwyn Windham-Burke of faking her sobriety for a storyline on the show.

When Cohen had Dodd play her third round of his game, “Do you regret it?” He asked her if she regrets “her lack of sensitivity toward [costar] Braunwyn’s struggle with sobriety,” Dodd said no.

“I don’t regret it because I think that her whole sobriety thing is contrived and I think it’s fake,” she told a shocked Cohen. “I don’t think that she had seven kids so she could ‘not drink’ and I know her well enough that this was a pre-plotted thing that she wanted to do to get her own show. … She wanted to get her own show, her talent agent told her to stop drinking. It’s all contrived. I don’t believe that she is a real alcoholic, no. You’ll see it after on at the end of the show, what happens. It’s really good.”

Photo Credit: Gregory Pace/Shutterstock; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Courtesy Braunwyn Windham-Burke/Instagram