Real Housewives of Orange County star, Kelly Dodd, has been weathering a brutal first season of the Bravo reality series.
Labeled a hot head who loses her cool in the face of conflict — Dodd never backs down to a sparring match.
On a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly popped off about Tamra Judge’s estranged daughter, earning her a slap or a shoulder shake, depending on who’s telling the story. But Kelly’s most recent fracas is happening on social media.
On Wednesday, Dodd reached her breaking point when a social media “troll,” attacked her husband, Michael and daughter, Jolie. Kelly tweeted, “If some troll can come onto my site & spew hateful vulgarities & speak of lies about my husband & kid! You better believe I’m going 2 fight.”
The incident started when Kelly made an Instagram post encouraging her followers to read her Bravo blog. On the heels of the explosive Ireland incident between Dodd and Judge, many responded with negative comments but one particular social media agitator went after Dodd‘s family. The comment made by the “troll,” that sparked the following response from Dodd has since been deleted.
“…maybe try losing some weight because your kid is going to be ashamed that you’re a pig!! Get off my page you pig!”
Not finished, Kelly then went on the RHOC viewer’s Instagram page and wrote:
“Put the fork down!! You’re [sic] kid is going to be embarrassed by you!!”
When viewers called Kelly out for going over the top with her rebuttal, she defended herself by posting the following message on her Facebook page on Thursday.
“I’m going to get in front of this issue! This Troll came onto my site to tell lies and shamed me and my daughter and my husband!! I went back and did the same thing to her! She said my daughter is embarrassed of me amongst other vulgarities… She doesn’t know me and I don’t know her.. I went on her Instagram and commented just like she did me! “Listen, I’m at fat camp, I have a thyroid problem & I’m fat right now. I have no room to talk. However, I am not going to put up with trolls harassing me and my daughter! I know now to ignore the trolls! Because this is exactly what they want to make me look bad and I fell into her trap!”
The woman in question is pictured with her five-month-old granddaughter. When the baby’s mother messaged Kelly and asked her to take down the photo from her Instagram page, Kelly took to Facebook, posting the direct message. It seems the woman holding the baby is the grandmother and the troller. But Kelly was confused and thought the woman contacting her was the original poster in question. “The mother now wants me to take down the pic !! While she went to every social media outlet yesterday to slam me!”
A fan of the show pointed out:
“Kelly, the person you engaged with was the child’s grandmother. I think the mother has every right to request you remove her picture from your Facebook page. You’re a mother, you should do this without thought. Her daughter has nothing to do with the argument you had with her mother. Why is this impossible for you and your “fans” to understand?”
Several posters suggested Kelly start blocking haters from her social media sites.