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Kelly Dodd Backtracks After Apologizing For Wearing “Drunk Wives Matter” Hat, Believes Some Critics Just Want Her Fired From ‘The Real Housewives Of Orange County’

Kelly Dodd just doesn’t seem to get it. The Real Housewives of Orange County star is seemingly backtracking after apologizing for wearing a hat with the phrase “Drunk Wives Matter” on it, accusing some of her critics of just wanting her fired from the show.

Originally, however, Kelly seemed somewhat contrite over her actions, taking to Instagram to apologize. “Over the weekend at my bridal shower I got lots of gifts and briefly displayed them,” she wrote. “One was a hat with a play on words since I’m about to be a wife, I’m on a Housewives TV show and might be drunk once in a while.”

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Kelly Dodd is apparently backtracking after initially apologizing for wearing a hat with the phrase “Drunk Wives Matter” on it, accusing some critics of just wanting her fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County.

“It was not intended to offend or make any kind of statement,” she continued. “Of course I support black lives at racial equality.”

Not only did the RHOC star face backlash for the way her non-apology was worded but she seemed to immediately contract herself in the comments of her own post, agreeing with comments in her favour and posting that “trolls” were just trying to get her fired from Bravo.

“So over it.. it’s a frickin’ hat,” one user commented. “Does no one have a sense on [sic] humor anymore??”

“Nope!” responded Kelly.

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In another exchange, Kelly was called out for her attention-seeking behaviour and showed that she still doesn’t understand why the photos received the backlash they did. “Like you didn’t know that was going to be controversial,” commented one Bravo fan.

“I really didn’t,” responded Kelly. “I thought it was a play on words and thought it was funny. I can’t win for losing.”

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Kelly has been responding to those who are taking up for her, telling one user that she believes it’s just internet “trolls” that want her to lose her lucrative Housewives gig.

“I can’t say or do a thing,” she said. “It’s these trolls that will find anything to get me fired!”

Kelly’s behaviour and subsequent social media drama comes just one week before the Season 15 premiere, which will be the first without longtime stars Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. It is expected that Kelly will be at the centre of the drama.

This is not the first time Kelly has faced heat through the coronavirus pandemic, however, and her behaviour—like travelling coast-to-coast and apparent scepticism around masks—will be addressed by her co-stars during the upcoming season.

The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres Wednesday, October 14 at 10/9c on Bravo.

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