'RHOC': Kelly Dodd calls Covid-19 'superflu', wonders why people are 'freaking out about it'
Earlier this year, the reality star drew flak after she expressed that coronavirus was 'God's way of thinning the herd'
While the whole world continues to be concerned about the dreaded coronavirus, 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Kelly Dodd doesn't seem to share the same feeling. In the latest episode of 'RHOC', we see the housewife sharing her two cents about the virus, which left fans shocked and fuming at her. The housewife was going about her day at her new home, when her fellow housewife, Emily Simpson dropped in.
Kelly tries to be a good hostess and offers to make Emily a drink. The two ladies settle down and begin talking about how Braunwyn Windham Burke's behavior at Shannon Beador's housewarming party was over the top. While talking to Emily, Kelly accidentally ended up sipping the drink she had prepared for her guest. Emily then points at the drink and asks Kelly if the drink was for her. Upon realizing the mistake she made, Kelly quickly wiped the glass and offered it to Emily.
Kelly's gesture wouldn't have been a problem at any other time, but since it was during the pandemic, it definitely raised some brows. Kelly adds fuel to the fire by declaring that she doesn't have "cooties" and hasn't caught the coronavirus while offering the glass to Emily. Later in her green room interview, the housewife openly declares that she doesn't get why people are "freaking" over it, and calls it a "superflu". She says, "I don't understand why people are freaking out about the coronavirus? It's like HINI, the swine flu, things like this happen from time to time." Fans weren't pleased with Kelly's such a casual and carefree attitude towards the virus that claimed several lives.
A fan tweeted, "Kelly’s handling of this pandemic is indicative of who she is. very immature and spoiled. #RHOC." Another fan wrote, "There goes Kelly starting off the #RHOC being insensitive and irresponsible toward Covid. In Minnesota we just faced our worst day and it’s not letting up." "This episode was good until Karona Kelly decided to open her mouth and downplay Covid19. Ugh! #rhoc," expressed a fan. "Kelly Dodd is an idiot. H1N1 she questions as if an overloaded hospital that is forced to turn patients away is normal. Disgusted by stupid people. #RHOC," shared a fan.
kelly’s handling of this pandemic is indicative of who she is. very immature and spoiled. #RHOC— Jake Garland (@jakiegg123) November 5, 2020
There goes Kelly starting off the #RHOC being insensitive and irresponsible toward Covid. In Minnesota we just faced our worst day and it’s not letting up.— VOTE 11/3 (@VeganInMN) November 5, 2020
Kelly Dodd is an idiot. H1N1 she questions as if an overloaded hospital that is forced to turn patients away is normal. Disgusted by stupid people. #RHOC— ALT US INS (OG Immigration) (@nsducktollermom) November 5, 2020
This is not the first time that Kelly made such controversial statements about the coronavirus. Earlier this year, the reality star drew flak after she expressed that coronavirus was "God's way of thinning the herd". Although she later apologized for her insensitive and ignorant statement, fans weren't willing to buy it.
'Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 15 airs every Wednesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.