“I am not a superspreader as a result of there may be nothing to unfold,” Dodd mentioned in one other video.
“Our core values of wellness, group, variety and inclusion needs to be mirrored by our model and anybody related to it,” Zach Muchnick, the corporate’s head of name, mentioned within the written assertion. “(I)t has turn into clear over the previous few months that Kelly’s controversial views and opinions have distracted from our main goals, so efficient at this time, we’re now not affiliated with Kelly Dodd-Leventhal.”
“We welcome all individuals — nonetheless they’re and no matter they’re enthusiastic about — to Optimistic Beverage. However there should at all times be an underlying layer of respect,” Optimistic Beverage CEO Shannon Argyros mentioned in a written assertion additionally posted on the corporate’s Instagram Tales.
“Sadly, we really feel Kelly’s stance is now not congruent with our core values. We respect her contributions throughout our affiliation, and she is going to at all times be part of Optimistic Beverage’s historical past, however we don’t align together with her opinions or international views whereas we uphold our personal values.”
Dodd responded to the corporate on her verified Twitter account.
“I am glad I may assist put Optimistic Beverage on the map and want them effectively,” she tweeted. “I am additionally actually enthusiastic about my subsequent enterprise within the magnificence business, which is my actual ardour. Keep tuned!”
It is not the primary time Dodd has confronted backlash for her feedback about Covid-19.
“In fact, I remorse saying that,” Dodd informed Cohen. “It was a query: ‘Why do pandemics occur like this? Is it God’s approach of thinning the herd?’ It was a silly factor for me to say. It was insensitive, and I apologize if I damage or offended anyone as a result of that wasn’t actually my intention.”