“Real Housewives of Orange County” fans are threatening to boycott Kelly Dodd after the first glimpse of the season 15 trailer went viral. Viewers immediately lashed out at Bravo for keeping the controversial star on their roster following the network posting the very first look of the oranges and Kelly Dodd was seen placed right alongside Shannon Beador. Fans have been begging for Bravo to put the mooted star on the chopping block over “insensitive” comments she’s made in the past but the network didn’t listen and followers are pissed.
Bravo dropped the bombshell by announcing the cast and introducing one new “housewife” to the mix on Wednesday, September 2. Instead of watching Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson, who both left “RHOC” after season 14, fans will get to know Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. She’s Braunwyn Windham-Burke‘s friend and declares to have a “very intimate relationship” with her husband even though they don’t have sex.
Now, back to Kelly. In the season’s trailer, her wedding to Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal takes front and center. She’s even seen trying on wedding dresses while questioning if she should wear white since it’s “supposed to signify ‘virgin.'”
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Kelly Dodd also declares that unlike newcomer Elizabeth Vargas’ relationship with her husband, hers to Rick Leventhal is all sexual. “Our whole life is having sex,” she’s heard saying in the clip. Other than that, Kelly Dodd seemed pretty tame in the trailer, at least for Kelly.
That didn’t stop fans from ripping Bravo apart and threatening to boycott after their demands to ax the star fell on deaf ears. After the network unveiled the cast photos on their Instagram page, followers WENT OFF.
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— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) September 2, 2020
They immediately filled up comments targeting Kelly Dodd. “Kelly is still there?? I’ll pass…” one viewer wrote. “It would be good only if Kelly Dodd was out,” added another disappointed fan. “Can’t support Kelly ??,” shared a third. “Didn’t they give Kelly the boot yet??” questioned someone else. The amount of comments not supporting Kelly Dodd goes on and on.
As The Blast reported, after Bravo canned “Vanderpump Rules” Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute in June over a racist incident, they pleaded the network to move onto Kelly Dodd next and gave plenty of examples of her “insensitive” remarks over the years.
COVID-19 denier MAGA FOX News Kelly Dodd is a hard pass.
— Fox Force 5 (@namssas) September 2, 2020