Is Andy Cohen 'anti-American'? Here's why RHOC's Kelly Dodd slammed him for disliking Donald Trump
Kelly Dodd isn't the one to mince words, be it on-cameras while filming for Bravo's hit reality show 'Real Housewives of Orange County' or off-camera while she's busy sharing her thoughts on social media. Unfortunately for Kelly, her thoughts and statements don't always sit well with people. The housewife is notorious for making several controversial statements. The year 2020 was hard for the entire world, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in loss of several lives due to the virus, loss of employment and rise in suicide rates. While people were still grappling with the new reality of social distancing and quarantining, Kelly managed to trigger people not only by flying across the country several times during the lockdown, but also making some rather questionable statements about the pandemic.
In one of her social media posts, the housewife doled out her theory of how the deadly virus was "God's way of thinning the herd". Her insensitive statement didn't sit well with anybody. So, during the reunion, the host/ executive producer of the show Andy Cohen questioned Kelly about her problematic statements. He began by questioning the housewife about her thoughts on face masks, which have become a necessity. Kelly had a foot-in-the-mouth moment when she not only questioned the efficacy of masks for preventing the spread of the virus but also compared them to underpants.
Andy then pointed out how she wasn't embroiled in any major fights on the show, but managed to rub off fans the wrong way with her real-life actions. He then revealed that he received several messages from people questioning his decision to keep her on the show, calling him out for not firing her, and many even boycotting the show due to her presence. Andy then declared that this had never happened on any of the franchises before, and was curious to hear Kelly's thoughts on it.
The housewife broke down and asked Andy what he wanted to hear from her, as he kept badgering her to comment on her thoughts about Covid-19. She began by acknowledging that the pandemic was hard for many people, and expressed her apologies for making the ignorant statement about "thinning the herd". She then flipped at Andy by saying that she too was receiving messages from people asking her about why Andy was being very political, and how he was "Anti-American". Andy was surprised on hearing that and asked Kelly why anybody would think he was "Anti-American". Kelly then told him that it was due to his political views. An amused Andy then asked Kelly if he was "Anti- American" just because he didn't support Donald Trump and disliked him. Kelly says yes, while Andy looked amused at the housewife's revelation.
The executive producer of the 'Real Housewives' franchise has been very vocal against Trump on social media, and on his popular talk show 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'. Once Andy dropped the subject and moved on, Kelly quickly regained her composure and began targetting Braunwyn Windham Burke, by calling her "fake alcoholic".
'Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 15 airs every Wednesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.