Kelly Dodd has come out and apologised after she made some comments that were deemed to be transphobic.
‘Real Housewives of Orange County’: Kelly Dodd Apologises For Making Transphobic Comments
The former star of the Real Housewives of Orange County is known for making controversial comments. During her time on the show, she had infamously stated that covid was “God’s way of thinning the herd.” While she would go on to leave the show, which was in part due to her inflammatory comments, it seems Kelly will always have something to say.
And this time, it was no exception. During a shout out to someone, Kelly showed her disregard for the use of the correct pronouns. In the message, she said: “Jennifer! They switched up this Cameo bulls–t, right, and [it says] this is Jennifer, she/her. I don’t get this. You’re born a girl or a boy. I don’t get it. You’re Jennifer. I’m sorry, I don’t give a f–k.”
Naturally, people began to comment and criticise Kelly for the disrespect she showed over Jennifer’s identity. And given that we live in a period of cancel culture, she had to tread very carefully over how she wanted to respond to the criticism. In response, she had several defences.
First of all, Kelly stated that this was the first time she had to address someone with these pronouns. She responded: “I realised I have a habit of offending people… Here’s the thing, I’ve been doing Cameos for two years now, and I never saw the pronoun thing before. This was the first time I saw a reference of he/him/she/they/them.”
In addition, Kelly admitted that she might not have been sober when she was making the recording. Although that cannot be used as an excuse for the manner in which she conducted herself, it does give some much-needed context for her behaviour.
She added: “When I was reading the Cameo, I saw the pronouns, and we’d been drinking, and I was just reacting in my own raw and unfiltered way. I want to be very, very clear about this — that I accept everyone for who they are.” It is safe to say Kelly should avoid drinking the next time she does a shout out.
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