DRINK company Positive Beverage announced on Sunday that the brand will no longer be affiliated with Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd.
The 45-year-old TV personality has been fired from the company because of her “controversial views and opinions,” just after she hinted that she’s also been fired from RHOC.
Over the past year, Kelly has come under fire for her views on the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “God’s way of thinning the herd” at one point.
Just over the weekend, she made a cheers to “super spreaders” and “no masks” while out partying in a crowded New Port Beach restaurant with her husband, Rick Leventhal, and friends.
In October, she also faced backlash for wearing a hat that read “Drunk Wives Matter,” as many thought it was insensitive toward the Black Lives Matter movement, at her bridal shower.
Positive Beverage revealed that they learned a lot from 2020, including the importance of words and of listening to their customers.
As such, they revealed they had an “action to share.”
The company announced they were cutting ties with Kelly, writing on their Instagram Story: “Our core values of wellness, community, diversity and inclusion should be reflected by our brand and anyone associated with it.
“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 statement continued: “We welcome all people — however they are and whatever they are passionate about — to Positive Beverage, but there must always be an underlying layer of respect.
“Unfortunately, we feel Kelly’s stance is no longer congruent with our core values. We appreciate her contributions during our affiliation, and she will always be a part of Positive Beverage’s history, but we do not align with her opinions or global views while we uphold our own values.”
This comes after Kelly’s two years of involvement with the company, as she first announced in February 2019 that she owned a stake in the electrolyte beverage brand that she has promoted on the Bravo show.
After the announcement was made that Kelly would no longer be affiliated with the company, the RHOC star shared her own statement on the matter.
She tweeted: “I’m glad I could help put Positive Beverage on the map and wish them well. I’m also really excited about my next venture in the beauty industry, which is my real passion. Stay tuned!”
Kelly might have even more time to spend on her new venture, as she appeared to confirm she’s going to be fired from RHOC.
On Instagram, she asked followers: “What did you guys think of the Reunion? Please share your thoughts!”
A fan commented: “You got fired for questioning masks and supporting trump?! Braunwnyn admits to trying to get a 14 year old drugs and she’s given kleenex? she should be gone!”
Kelly responded: “pretty much.”