Stop us if you heard this before: Kelly Dodd is apologizing after some controversial remarks.
The former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star came under fire this week after making some transphobic remarks during a Cameo video.
"This is Jennifer 'she/her.' I don't get this," Kelly said in the Cameo video. "You're either a boy or a girl, OK? You're born a girl or a boy. I don't get it. You're Jennifer. I'm sorry."
Elsewhere in the video, Kelly, 45, was also demeaning to her own daughter, referring to her as "lazy."
After the video began ruffling the Internet's feathers, Kelly took to Instagram to apologize and defend her stance, saying she's "not transphobic" but rather "unfamiliar with the language."
"Here's the thing, I've been doing Cameos now for two years and I never saw the pronoun thing before. This was the first time I saw a reference of he/him/she/they/them," she said. "I grew up, I grew up in Arizona with people [who] were born a boy and a girl and maybe a hermaphrodite here and there. But that's how I grew up. I grew up that way and so did everybody in my era. That's what I'm used to."
She continued, "When I was reading the Cameo I saw the pronouns and we'd been drinking and I was just reacting in my own raw and unfiltered way. I want to be very, very clear about this. That I accept everyone for who they are. I accept everyone for who they want to be and who they believe themselves to be and I don't hate on anyone. I'm not transphobic. I was just unfamiliar with the language."
"In the same way people want me to be tolerant of them, I only ask you to be tolerant of me," she said. "I do have very strong opinions and you may not agree with them in the same way that I might not agree with your opinions… If you want me to be tolerant, then you also have to be tolerant of me. That's only fair. I'm learning and I'm growing and maybe you can help me with this."
Over the past year, Kelly has been ripped multiple times for her thoughts, particularly in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. At one point last year, she called the coronavirus "God's way of thinning out the herd." She also seemed apathetic to lives lost due to COVID a few days later. In the summer, many felt she was mocking the Black Lives Matter protests, as well.
In January 2021, she blamed her social media blunders on "cancel culture."