Kelly Dodd reacted to the shooting by the beverage company after making “ controversial ” comments about the Coronavirus


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Positive Beverage is no longer an affiliate of Kelly Dodd.

In a statement released on Sunday, the beverage company said it did not want to be associated with it Real Housewives of Orange County The starControversial opinionsOn COVID-19.

“Our core values ​​of wellness, community, diversity and inclusion must be reflected in our brand and everyone associated with it,” said Zach Moshnik, President of Positive Beverage Brand, in a statement on Instagram. “It has become clear over the past few months that Kelly’s controversial views and opinions have distracted attention from our primary goals. They are effective today, and we are no longer affiliated with Kelly Dodd Leventhal.”

Executive Director Shannon Argyros added in her own statement, “We welcome all people – whatever they are and whatever their passion – to Positive Beverage. But there has to always be a basic layer of respect. Unfortunately, we feel that Kelly’s position is not so consistent for a longer time with our core values. We value its contributions throughout our affiliation, and it will always be a part of Positive Beverage history, but we are not in alignment with its global views or views while upholding our own values. “

Dodd, 45, who has partnered with Positive Beverage for the past two years and even bought a stake in the company in February 2019, Reply to the news on Twitter.

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“I am glad I can help put positive drinks on the map and I wish them well,” she wrote Sunday. “I’m also very excited about my upcoming project in the beauty industry, which is my true passion. Stay tuned!”

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Dodd’s split from Positive Beverage comes after the reality star made comments about the coronavirus pandemic during her recent outings with friends. In numerous Instagram Story videos over the weekend, Dodd shared scenes of her and large groups of friends outside for dinner and drinks in Newport Beach, California.

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When she began receiving messages from fans interested in COVID-19 eating protocols, Dodd and her friends provided comments about “allowing” them to be in the restaurant and how they should be able to “lead a normal life.”

Dodd later said in a separate video, “I am not a super publisher because there is nothing to post,” claiming that she and her friends “all got [COVID-19] Vaccine. “

A Bravo rep told PEOPLE that Dodd “did not get vaccinated”.

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Currently, California is only in Phase 1B of the vaccine rollout Meaning that people over the age of 65 are eligible for vaccinations, as are anyone who works in education, childcare, emergency services, food and agriculture.

In another video released on Saturday, Dodd and her friends likened the restrictions of COVID-19 to living in Russia.

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This isn’t the first time Dodd has said Questionable claims About the ongoing pandemic, which has claimed more than 439,000 Americans’ lives. In December, someone’s mother appeared on an episode of Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen to me Express her remorse To say that COVID-19 was “God’s way to reduce the flock.”

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“At the time, it was a question – like, ‘Why are all these people dying? … Why [do] Such epidemics? Is it God’s way to reduce the herd? “Dodd said about her April comment on Instagram.” It was a stupid thing for me to say. It was Insensitive and I apologize if I hurt or offended anyone, Because that wasn’t really my intention. I was stunned about it, and in hindsight, it was the stupidest thing I had ever said. ”

“Initially” Well done The star added that she was “misleading” about the virus, saying: “You have to realize that this was in January when this happened and I was misled.”

“I am claustrophobic and 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. I know it’s important, because I don’t want to get sick and I don’t want to make others sick. I’m just a human being. I’m making mistakes,” she said.

The mother of the scattered reality star, Bobby MezaHe contracted the virus in November and was hospitalized.

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