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Meghan King Weighs In On Kelly Dodd’s Past Controversial Statements; Says “She’s A Little Tone-Deaf At Times, But I Don’t Think She Meant Any Harm”

Meghan King is sharing her thoughts on Kelly Dodd's past controversial comments about the pandemic and BLM.

“She has no filter on her mouth, she doesn’t have a lot of control over herself, she’s so impulsive. So I’m not surprised by any of this,” the former Real Housewives of Orange County star said on The Sarah Fraser Show, according to Showbiz CheatSheet. “She’s a little tone-deaf at times, but I don’t think she meant any harm.”

Dodd first came under fire in April when she claimed the coronavirus pandemic was “God’s way of thinning the herd.” However, she quickly apologized, saying, “That’s not what I meant. I’m not insensitive,” she said at the time. “I feel bad for all the families that lost loved ones, and I do think that we should all stay home and protect everybody. That’s not what I meant, and I want to apologize to anyone who got offended, OK? I’m sorry.”

In May, Dodd apologized again for another insensitive comment she made about the pandemic. “I’m so sorry if I offended anyone regarding the Coronavirus. Like millions of Americans, I’m frustrated and longing for the way things were but I absolutely empathize with those who’ve lost loved ones..,” she tweeted.

The Bravo reality star’s apology comes after footage from an Instagram live featuring Kelly surfaced. During the chat, a friend of the RHOC star told her, “It’s more every day. In New York, we’re down to 250 [deaths] a day.”

Dodd then compared coronavirus to “the flu” and added, “But how many people die on a daily basis? … Well, people are going to die! I’m sorry to tell ya.”

Dodd responded to the backlash she received on social media after she shared a photo wearing a hat that says “Drunk Wives Matter” at her bridal shower. The hat — a play on Black Lives Matter — did not sit well with many of her fans and slammed her on social media. Dodd revealed that the hat was a gift from a friend and was intended to be a joke.

“It’s my bridal shower. I didn’t buy it. It was a joke,” Kelly explained in a video via her Instagram Stories. “Drunk Wives Matter. They kind of do. You know what? All lives matter. It was a joke and so people that can’t get a joke, go f*ck yourselves, okay?”

She added, “Go f*ck yourselves!”

In December 2020, Dodd appeared on WWHL and addressed her controversial comments. “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.”

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.”

In Late January 2021, Dodd was fired from Positive Beverage after she made another controversial comment about COVID. Dodd was criticized for sharing several videos on Instagram on Saturday, January 30, that showed her dining out with friends in California while not wearing a mask and mocking the restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the pandemic.

In one clip she shouted “Cheers!” in a toast as someone yelled out “to superspreaders,” and one of her friends fake coughed after shouting, “Spread that s—t.”
Dodd later shared a video defending herself on her Instagram Story.

“I’m not a superspreader because there’s nothing to spread,” she said in the clip. “We all got the vaccine and we don’t have it, so there’s nothing to spread about superspreaders.”

“The sheeple are mad,” she added.

Positive Beverage’s founder and CEO Zach Muchnick confirmed that the brand no longer wants to be affiliated with Dodd.

“Today was a rough day: our stakeholder, Kelly Dodd, was distanced from our company as an ambassador of the brand after the recent weeks and days of social media presence, indicating her opinions about people and the pandemic,” he said in a statement to Us Weekly. “Unfortunately, these values weren’t aligned with our tone and priorities of inclusion, diversity, wellness and health within every pillar of daily life. While she remains a minority shareholder in the company, we made the decision today to formally sever ties with her endorsement and likeness with our brand, so that we can continue our charge to spread good vibes and healthy hydration to everyone!”

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