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Kelly Dodd and Rick Leventhal SLAMMED for Alec Baldwin Halloween costume

Kelly Dodd and her husband Rick Leventhal sparked major backlash for their tone-deaf and wildly insensitive Halloween costumes this year.  

While the couple frequently get slammed for their ‘attention-seeking’ behavior, their latest actions have been described as ‘really insensitive’ and ‘messed up on so many levels.’

Just over a week after Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in a tragic accident on the set of the film Rust, Leventhal, 61, dressed up as the actor as he held a gun and wore a western-inspired ensemble.  

Unbelievable: Kelly Dodd and her husband Rick Leventhal have come under fire for their tone-deaf and wildly insensitive Halloween costumes this year

‘Kelly celebrated her Native American heritage & I celebrated the great American film actor Alec Baldwin,’ the Fox News correspondent captioned two pictures on Instagram. 

Leventhal’s comment section was flooded with followers vocalizing their distain for their costumes. 

‘Pathetic you have to attach Alec Baldwin to this,’ one follower wrote. “A horrific thing happened on set and you think Halloween is the time to display such disrespect.’ 

Disturbing: While the couple frequently get slammed for their 'attention-seeking' behavior, her latest decision 'really insensitive' and 'messed up on so many levels'

Disturbing: While the couple frequently get slammed for their ‘attention-seeking’ behavior, her latest decision ‘really insensitive’ and ‘messed up on so many levels’

'Pathetic you have to attach Alec Baldwin to this,' one follower wrote. “A horrific thing happened on set and you think Halloween is the time to display such disrespect'

‘Pathetic you have to attach Alec Baldwin to this,’ one follower wrote. “A horrific thing happened on set and you think Halloween is the time to display such disrespect’

Another commented: ‘I always defend you both, but hard to find dressing up as Alec funny when a young woman’s life was cut short and a young boy is now without his mum.’  

Dodd opted to dress as a Native American with a headdress for Halloween, which is an example of cultural appropriation.  

Speaking to her ‘haters’ on Instagram, the fired Real Housewives of Orange County star, 46, wrote that she was embracing her ‘Native American heritage.’

Not okay: Dodd opted to dress as a Native American with a headdress for Halloween, which is an example of cultural appropriation

Not okay: Dodd opted to dress as a Native American with a headdress for Halloween, which is an example of cultural appropriation

Grieving: Baldwin pictured in 2019

Tragic: Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed after a gun was accidentally discharged by actor Baldwin on set of Western movie Rust

Tragic: Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed after a gun was accidentally discharged by actor Baldwin on set of Western movie Rust

‘I think the fashion is beautiful & this was a tribute & celebration,’ she captioned a slideshow of photos from the night. 

Others also criticized Dodd’s decision to hold a gun to her head, just weeks after sharing an insensitive post regarding a man’s possible attempted suicide. 

Dodd has also faced backlash for her controversial opinions on COVID-19, as well as facing accusations of racism and homophobia. 

No compassion: Speaking to her 'haters' on Instagram, the fired Real Housewives of Orange County star, 46, wrote that she was embracing her 'Native American heritage' (seen in 2019)

No compassion: Speaking to her ‘haters’ on Instagram, the fired Real Housewives of Orange County star, 46, wrote that she was embracing her ‘Native American heritage’ (seen in 2019)

In February, she was dropped from her partnership with Positive Beverages due to her ‘controversial views and opinions’ on coronavirus.

She first partnered with the brand in February 2019 and regularly promoted the sparkling beverage on her social media accounts and in episodes of RHOC.

Kelly also made headlines last April after saying on social media that she believed that the pandemic was ‘Gods way of thinning the herd’ as she argued with an Instagram user who called her out after taking a cross-country flight.

Tone-deaf: In February, she was dropped from her partnership with Positive Beverages due to her 'controversial views and opinions' on coronavirus

Tone-deaf: In February, she was dropped from her partnership with Positive Beverages due to her ‘controversial views and opinions’ on coronavirus 

After a user wrote to Dodd, ‘If non-essential workers keep traveling back and forth like you, it will last longer,’ the reality star replied, ‘Do you know how many people died from the H1N1, the swine flu or SARS? It’s 25% get your facts straight you are only hearing numbers not the reality! It’s God’s way of thinning the herd!’

She subsequently apologized for the remarks and attempted to clarify her statement.

‘When I wrote that it’s “God’s way of thinning the herd,” that’s not what I meant,’ Dodd said on Instagram Stories. ‘What I meant was, “Do these pandemics happen because it’s God’s way?” I’m not God. I’m not insensitive.’

‘I feel bad for all the families that have lost loved ones, and I do think we should all stay at home and protect everybody. That’s not what I meant, and I want to apologize to anyone who got offended, OK? I’m sorry.’

She apologized again while appearing on Watch What Happens Live, saying of her past controversy: ‘It was insensitive and I apologize if I hurt or offended anybody.’

Fired: She was let go from the Real Housewives of Orange County earlier this year

Fired: She was let go from the Real Housewives of Orange County earlier this year


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