Kelly Dodd is calling for a ban on Positive Beverage after being fired from the company due to her “controversial views and opinions.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County star took to her Instagram stories over the weekend to call for action, only months after publicly slamming the concept of “cancel culture.”
The reality star used a re-post to slam Positive Beverage as a “business to ban,” before defending a recent visit to a crowded Southern California eatery. See the now-deleted screenshot below.
An account called “Blessed Bookworm” dissed Positive Beverage on Sunday, writing, “They cut ties with [Kelly Dodd] over personal opinions. They spread positivity by banning unpopular viewpoints. The health of the world relies on us standing up to businesses like this,” the account’s message read.
Kelly Dodd also addressed her appearance at Newport Beach restaurant, Billy’s at the Beach, where she and her friends were accused of boasting about being “super spreaders” and mocking the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Hey [TMZ] my goal [Saturday] was to promote the reopening of a local [business] closed since March. The crowd was celebrating finally enjoying food [and] drink in a bar [and] I don’t know the person who yelled ‘super spreader,’” Kelly responded on Twitter. “There was never an intent to harm, only to appreciate a slice of normal.”
Zach Muchnick, head honcho at Positive Beverages, announced that they had cut ties with Kelly, on January 31.
“Our core values of wellness, community, diversity and inclusion should be reflected by our brand and anyone associated with it,” he wrote in a statement shared on Instagram. “It has become clear over the past few months that Kelly’s controversial views and opinions have distracted from our primary objectives, so effective today, we are no longer affiliated with Kelly Dodd-Leventhal.”
The announcement shocked Bravo fans, because Kelly previously claimed she owned a stake in the vitamin-infused water company.
Kelly responded via a statement on Twitter, and teased that bigger and more beautiful things are to come.
“I’m glad I could help put Positive Beverage on the map and wish them well,” Kelly wrote. “I’m also really excited about my next venture in the beauty industry, which is my real passion. Stay tuned!”
Fans know that Kelly made controversial comments about the COVID-19 crisis, including calling the virus “God’s way of thinning the herd.” She also mocked the Blacks Lives Matter movement by wearing a hat that read, “Drunk Lives Matter” during her bridal bash.
As reported, Back in April 2016, the 44-year-old was caught on camera in a racist rant, slurring that she didn’t like black guys during a drunken incident outside of a bar.
“I’m a human being. I make mistakes,” she said of the controversies during a December appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “Everybody has said and done things in their lives that they regret, and I regret these things. I freaked out. It wasn’t right.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently on hiatus.