RHOC's Kelly Dodd insists she hasn't been fired from Bravo show after controversial comments about Covid and BLM

Kelly Dodd has insisted she hasn't been fired from RHOC despite her controversial comments about Black Lives Matter and Covid.

The 45-year-old was slammed last year for wearing a "Drunk Wives Matter" hat and for claiming that coronavirus is "God's way of thinning the herd."

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Amid the backlash, the Bravo star claimed she is still very much a part of the show and is "looking forward" to her sixth season.

"It’s actually kinda funny… I’ve heard these rumors every year for the last five years," Kelly tweeted.

"Looking forward to my sixth season #RHOC 16!"

Kelly sparked outrage earlier this month when she made a toast to “super spreaders” while partying in a crowded restaurant with her husband, Rick Leventhal, and friends. 

There were people cheering “no masks” at the party, along with cries of "screw Covid."

Kelly later defended their actions, saying: “I’m getting a lot of hate because we're at a restaurant we’re allowed to be at. We’re allowed to be at a restaurant!”

Drink company Positive Beverage didn't accept Kelly's version of events, however, and gave her the axe for her "controversial views and opinions."

In April last year, Kelly claimed people who died from Covid would have "died anyway" with or without the virus.

She made the insensitive remarks in her Instagram comments after fans called her out for flying from New York to California despite quarantine guidelines.

She said: "If it's dangerous why are the airlines still flying. You think I want to fly? I had to get back how is that elitist??

"People are so judgmental it's sick!! That many die anyway!! They would've died this year they were compromised !!

"Do you know how many people died from the swine flu or SARS??"

Kelly went on: "It's 25 per cent get your facts straight you are only hearing numbers not the reality!! It's God's way of thinning the herd!!"

She later claimed that Covid was like the flu while refusing to wear a mask.

Meanwhile, back in October, she faced backlash for wearing a novelty hat that read "Drunk Wives Matter" – a play on the Black Lives Matter movement – to a bridal shower.

"It's really sad to see you in that hat, so insensitive," shared one critic.

Another wrote, "That hat is a bit insensitive," while a third added: "Kelly your hat is not funny."

There was further trouble last month, when RHOC fans called for Kelly to be fired from the Bravo franchise after she called Andy Cohen "anti-American" for not supporting Donald Trump.

Andy claimed that he was getting messages saying that Kelly "was uneducated, putting out misinformation, and behaving like a moron" because she wants businesses to open up despite the increasing cases of Covid.

Kelly hit back: "I get them too, saying that you're Anti-American, that you put your political beliefs out there, that they don't want to watch a political show."

Andy then questioned Kelly, saying: "I'm Anti-American because I don't like Donald Trump?"

Kelly replied: "I get a ton of those, yeah!"

Andy was specifically talking about the fan hate that Kelly received after she traveled to New York City and partied at the beginning of the pandemic.

Kelly's stepdaughter, activist and social worker Veronica has called her out for her controversial views.

She said in an Instagram Live: "I don’t think it’s OK for people who say that they’ve experienced racism or prejudice to then turn around and inflict the same bigotry on other people.

"I don’t think you can experience the privileges of whiteness and then turn around and deny that those privileges exist."

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