Kelly Dodd said she’s leaving “The Real Housewives of Orange County” after a five-season run, because she was let go for being politically conservative.
Dodd didn’t shy away from speaking about the reason she was dismissed from the popular Bravo reality series on social media.
When a fan asked if she was fired for being a bully, Dodd claimed that her antics weren’t the reason, just her politics. “No, because I’m conservative! That’s why I got fired pure and simple,” she wrote in the comments section of an Instagram fan page.
Dodd took out her rage on fellow castmate Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who is also leaving the show, when she sent her a text about their departure. Dodd shared an alleged screenshot of the conversation.
“I hope you’re okay, I know we’ve been through hell and back, but I’m here,” Windham-Burke wrote.
“This was your fault. We’d still be on the show if you didn’t make things so dark and ugly and brought all that political “woke” BS,” Dodd snapped back. “Your lies about me, calling me a racist and a homophobe were horribly destructive and your phony storylines didn’t help either.”
Windham-Burke replied, “Well I’m still sober and still gay, like I said, if you ever want to talk, I’m here.” But Dodd was having none of her concilary remarks and wrote a long post alongside the screenshots.
“I can’t believe this, Braunwyn has the audacity to text me,” Dodd exclaimed. “She went on a podcast. She said she was fired from the show because we all didn’t like her because she’s gay. Not because she’s a horrible person.”Windham-Burke replied to the jab in an interview. “Only Kelly Dodd would post screenshots of her own texts that make her look wildly immature,” she said. “I guess that’s what being bitter is like, and I tried to empathize with her, as you can see.”