It’s apparently not too late for Kelly Dodd to say sorry.
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, 45, expressed remorse for her “insensitive” comment that COVID-19 was “God’s way of thinning the herd” while appearing on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Wednesday night. She first made the remark in April at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Of course I regret saying that,” she told Cohen. “It was a stupid thing for me to say. It was insensitive and I apologize if I hurt or offended anybody cause that wasn’t really my intention. I got freaked out about it and, in hindsight, it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever said.”
She issued an apology at the time, although fans believed it was insincere.
Then, in May, she bragged that she and her family weren’t wearing masks when they went out to a restaurant and falsely claimed that “no one is dying” in Orange County.
Cohen pressed her, asking her if she finally believes that people should be wearing masks, especially after her mom contracted COVID-19 and was in the ICU last month.
“Well at first I was misinformed,” she said. “You guys have to realize this was, like back in January when this happened. I was misinformed. I didn’t realize not wearing a mask — I hate it. I’m claustrophobic. I can’t stand wearing a mask and now I understand the science behind it and I’m ready, willing and able to wear a mask and I know that it’s important.”
Dodd added that she and her mom are currently estranged and she found out that she was in the ICU through her brother Eric’s Instagram account. The two spoke for Thanksgiving, where she learned that she was finally home from the hospital.