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Kelly Dodd’s behavior has gotten her into hot water again.
The “RHOC” star, 45, was fired from Positive Beverage — a company she helped get off the ground — on Sunday after she made Instagram videos mocking the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our core values of wellness, community, diversity and inclusion should be reflected by our brand and anyone associated with it,” the company’s head of brand, Zach Muchnick, said in a statement.
“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.”
Dodd — who tied the knot with Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal in October — posted stories of her friends celebrating a return to dining in Newport Beach, Calif., to her Instagram over the weekend.
In one now-deleted video, she was heard yelling, “Cheers!” as someone yelled out, “To super spreaders.” One of her friends then fake coughed after shouting, “Spread that s–t.”
In another deleted video, she proclaimed not to be a “super spreader” because she and her friends “all got the [COVID-19] vaccine.”
Positive Beverage CEO Shannon Argyros wrote in a separate statement, “We welcome all people — however they are and whatever they are passionate about — to Positive Beverage. But there must always be an underlying layer of respect. Unfortunately, we feel Kelly’s stance is no longer congruent with our core values. We appreciate her contributions during our affiliation, and she will always be a part of Positive Beverage’s history, but we do not align with her opinions or global views while we uphold our own values.”
Dodd had been hacking Positive Beverage for two years and even bought part of the company in 2019. She took to Twitter to react to her firing, writing: “I’m glad I could help put Positive Beverage on the map and wish them well. I’m also really excited about my next venture in the beauty industry, which is my real passion. Stay tuned!”
It is unclear if she will be axed from “RHOC” as well, but she teased in her Instagram bio that she is a “proud veteran castmember of #RHOC [sic].”
Fans called for her dismissal in 2020 as she mocked the coronavirus pandemic and called it “God’s way of thinning the herd.” She later apologized for her remarks, but it doesn’t seem that she has grown from her mistakes.
At the show’s reunion that aired over the last two weeks, she said she was still skeptical of masks and blamed “cancel culture” and “haters” for backlash — not her own actions.
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