Kelly Dodd’s proclamation that she’s a black woman during the Season 15 “Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion didn’t sit well with most viewers, including her own stepdaughter.
Veronica Leventhal, daughter of Dodd’s husband Rick Leventhal, took to Instagram shortly after the reality star argued that she cannot be racist towards black people because she’s black herself, making several key points that challenge Dodd’s reasoning.
She is sure, however, never to mention her stepmother’s name.
“I don’t think it’s OK for people who say that they’ve experienced racism and prejudice to then turn around and inflict that same bigotry on other people,” Veronica began in a clip reposted on Twitter. “I don’t think you can experience the privileges of whiteness and then turn around and deny that those privileges exist.
“I don’t think you can claim ownership of a culture or nationality and then disallow privileges to those people, either though political perspectives or just subjugating them in other ways. And, I don’t think you can use your multiculturalism as a shield for people saying you have biases.”
She concluded, “If you’re going to make arguments about racism, you should have a basic understanding of the difference between race, ethnicity and nationality.”
Ahead of her October wedding to Leventhal, Dodd was slammed for wearing a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat at her bridal shower. She also came under fire for a resurfaced clip from 2016 in which she claimed she “[doesn’t] like black guys.”
“I don’t even know any black guys,” she said.
Dodd also previously claimed that she “experienced racism” as “a woman of color.”
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