After Tamra Judge slammed Kelly Dodd and insisted that she lose her job on Real Housewives of Orange County during an Instagram Q&A, Dodd has clapped back and called her former co-star “thirsty.”
It all started when a TMZ video from 2016 surfaced that featured Dodd outside of The Nice Guy in Los Angeles saying that she doesn’t “like black guys.” When a fan asked Judge if she thought Bravo should fire Dodd “for her racist statements coming to light,” the CUT Fitness owner responded: “Yes I do.”
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“That TMZ video is disgusting!” said Judge, who then added that “Bravo shouldn’t just single certain people out like Stassi [Schroeder] & Kristen [Doute]. There should be zero tolerance at this point.”
When a fan asked Dodd on Instagram about Judge’s comments, she replied: “She’s just thirsty and mad she got the bullet 🤯🔫. Grasping for straws poor thing .. I hope she finds happiness.”
Dodd’s reference to Judge getting “the bullet” was alluding to the fact that the 52-year-old left RHOC back in January after 12 seasons.
After the TMZ video came out four years ago, Dodd issued an apology and said that she was “truly embarrassed.” She added that she didn’t “even know any black guys.”
“There is no excuse for bad behavior or comments that offend anyone. That video does not represent who I really am and I apologize for acting irresponsibly,” Dodd told TMZ.
The 44-year-old has known her share of controversy during her run on RHOC, and rumors have often swirled that Dodd was on the Bravo chopping block.
Speculation about the network firing Dodd – who is engaged to Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal, and has voiced more conservative political views than most people in Southern California – has risen in the wake of Bravo firing four Vanderpump Rules cast members over past alleged racist behavior and comments.
Kelly Dodd told a fan earlier this month that Bravo had not fired her from Real Housewives of Orange County. When the fan asked if it was true, Dodd replied that the rumor was “lies, like everything else that has been said about me.”