It looks like there's a new housewife headed to Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” — and not everyone is thrilled about her. While it’s usually self-proclaimed “OG of the OC” Vicki Gunvalson who takes issue with franchise newcomers, this time Heather Dubrow is the one with some harsh words for her potential co-star.
TMZ approached the “RHOC” star at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday to discuss rumors Kelly Meza-Dodd has been added to the show’s roster, as well as her recent controversial rant in an online video clip. Heather neither confirmed nor denied that there would be a new member of the “RHOC” cast in Season 11, but she assured the publication that there is no place for racism on the show. Dubrow said that as “a mother of four children” she would not stand by and allow someone with such extreme and disrespectful views into her life. Heather said the same goes for those close to her, adding that “a racist would not be welcome” in their space.
“I think it’s safe to say that racism of any kind is not OK,” Heather said. “I’m a mother of four children and I’m a human being – there’s no place. Anyone who has racism of any kind has no place in my life or anyone I know’s life. Anyone who is a racist would not be welcome in our life.”
While TMZ did not say when Kelly’s racist rant occurred, they were able to obtain the clip in question. In it she tells a paparazzo outside a restaurant that she doesn’t “like black guys.” She goes on to say that she doesn’t “even know any black guys” before sticking her tongue out at the camera and pushing the cameraman.
Us Weekly reported that Kelly was in the running for a full-time spot in the “RHOC” cast on March 8. At the time, Bravo had declined to comment on the “RHOC” casting process.
Kelly is the wife of Michael Dodd, the current COO of Kiss Me Mirrors and former president of Leap Frog Enterprises Inc. She and Michael have one child together.
Bravo has not released any details about Season 11 of the series. It's unclear when the show will return.