The former Fox News correspondent defended his choice of costume over the weekend after many online blasted him over how insensitive it was considering a person died during the tragic accident. But, Leventhal wasn’t going to apologize for his choice and doubled down over why he chose to be the actor for Halloween.
‘RHOC’ Star’s Husband Gets Blasted For Alec Baldwin Costume
As you know, the ‘Real Housewives Of Orange County’ star hosted a party where she wore a Native American costume complete with a headdress. Her husband, Leventhal, broke out a cowboy costume complete with a prop gun and said he was Alec Baldwin. Rick posted photos of him and Kelly, claiming he was “celebrating the great American film actor Alec Baldwin.”
In response to the backlash, Rick said, “In no way was I trying to offend anyone, except Alec Baldwin. Adding, “He’s a jerk and deserves all the heat he’s getting.”
Interestingly, Rick explained that he picked out the costume at the last minute, and argued that if we dissected every costume in terms of who it might offend, there would be no Halloween. The former Fox News anchor says he does feel bad for Halyna Hutchins’ family, but says, “If Baldwin is anti-gun why is he waving them around in movies and pointing them at people and pulling the trigger? Focus your anger at him and the hypocrisy of that industry.”
Kelly Dodd Slammed Online For Wearing Native American Costume
As for Kelly’s costume, she claimed everyone is being too sensitive about it and made sure everyone knows she has Native American in her blood.
The couple continued receiving heat on their social media with several pointing out that even politically this costume might have gone too far. “I am a conservative and usually support you and Kelly but this is poor taste… I’m sure you wouldn’t be dressing up like that if it were your daughter that had been shot. Grow up and stop letting Kelly turn you into her puppet. 100% sure that costume was her idea,” one person wrote.
‘RHOC’ Star’s Husband Says Alec Baldwin ‘Deserves’ The Heat He Is Getting
Another added, “So disappointed in the Alec Baldwin comment. It was not his fault and the family lost their mother and wife. So disrespectful.”
Kelly addressed the situation on Instagram, posting a few more photos from their Halloween party, saying, “2021 Halloween party highlights! For you haters, I embrace my Native American heritage. I think the fashion is beautiful & this was a tribute & celebration.” Again, several followers are not happy with the costume and let their voice be heard on Instagram. “We don’t embrace it by wearing it in a disrespectful matter. You have no freakin clue!! Know your history, culture, and tradition!!” one person wrote.
It should be noted, the Alec Baldwin shooting is still under investigation by authorities in New Mexico. But, so far, nothing has pointed to any wrongdoing by the actor.