Kelly Dodd has been pushing her Positive Beverage drinks on and off the show since she got involved in the business, but now she has been fired over her commentary over the course of the last year. The Real Housewives of Orange County star has been very anti-mask and anti-science since the global pandemic began and now it seems all of that is catching up to her.
Over the weekend, Kelly angered fans by filming her and a group of friends inside a restaurant yelling “cheers!” to not wearing masks. She later called everyone who wore a mask “sheeple” and in the same breath, said she had received the COVID-19 vaccine.
The phrasing Kelly used when discussing Positive Beverage made it seem like she had a bigger part of the business, which presumably you would not fire yourself from if that was the case. Her tweet said she was excited about her next move, which has something to do with her “real passion,” beauty.
It is slightly humorous to note that if Kelly had just stopped tweeting, Instagramming, and discussing her views on social media so much, this probably would not have happened. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Zach Muchnick of Positive Beverage said,
"“Our core values of wellness, community, diversity and inclusion should be reflected by our brand and anyone associated with it. It has become clear over the past few months that Kelly’s controversial views and opinions have distracted from our primary objectives, so effective today, we are no longer affiliated with Kelly Dodd-Leventhal.”"
RHOC’s Kelly Dodd was fired from Positive Beverage this weekend after her anti-mask commentary.
As time goes on, the contracts for next season will be going out. Many fans speculated that she might have already been fired from the show because she was very vocal this weekend, but that is not confirmed. Andy Cohen was not thrilled with her behavior off-screen and noted that he received a lot of messages anytime Kelly went off the rails on social media. At some point, the negative attention outweighs the “any press is good press” trope.
Andy Cohen asked Kelly if she was worried about being on the wrong side of history, but she didn’t seem phased. Perhaps she should be!
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.
The Real Housewives of Orange County will be back on Bravo later this year.