Kelly Dodd and Rick Leventhal step out following tasteless Alec Baldwin Halloween costume backlash


Kelly Dodd and husband Rick Leventhal appeared to have no problem brushing off the recent controversy they found themselves in over a tasteless Halloween costume. 

The couple was spotted yucking it up with friends at Boozehounds bar in Palm Springs before heading to the Morongo Casino, on Tuesday.

Leventhal came under fire for photos he shared of his Halloween costume this week dressed as Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust, seemingly making light of the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin last month.

Over it: Kelly Dodd and husband Rick Leventhal appeared to have no problem brushing off the recent controversy over their tasteless Halloween costumes while yucking it up at a bar in Palm Springs

Over it: Kelly Dodd and husband Rick Leventhal appeared to have no problem brushing off the recent controversy over their tasteless Halloween costumes while yucking it up at a bar in Palm Springs

Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd was dressed down in a fatigue print silky jumpsuit with spaghetti straps while out for drinks with pals.

She had her long brunette hair tugged back into a messy low ponytail and was wearing little makeup. 

As Kelly and her friends headed out of the bar to go to to Morongo Casino, Dodd was spotted hiding a cocktail from view with her large pink Louis Vuitton purse.

Rick, the reality star’s husband, was also there wearing white shorts, a black top and a black backwards baseball hat.

Casual: Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd was dressed down in a fatigue print silky jumpsuit with spaghetti straps while out for drinks with pals

Casual: Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd was dressed down in a fatigue print silky jumpsuit with spaghetti straps while out for drinks with pals

Low key: She had her long brunette hair tugged back into a messy low ponytail and was wearing little makeup

Low key: She had her long brunette hair tugged back into a messy low ponytail and was wearing little makeup

Low key: She had her long brunette hair tugged back into a messy low ponytail and was wearing little makeup

Just fine: Their outing comes after being harangued on social media for tone-deaf Halloween costumes

Just fine: Their outing comes after being harangued on social media for tone-deaf Halloween costumes

Rules don't apply: As Kelly and her friends headed out of the bar to go to to Morongo Casino, Dodd was spotted hiding a cocktail from view with her large pink Louis Vuitton purse

Rules don’t apply: As Kelly and her friends headed out of the bar to go to to Morongo Casino, Dodd was spotted hiding a cocktail from view with her large pink Louis Vuitton purse

The couple sparked major backlash this week for their tone-deaf and wildly insensitive Halloween costumes, with Leventhal dressing as Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust and Dodd dressing up as a Native American.

Leventhal, 61, posed in a Western outfit with a gun in his hand, while Dodd, 46, wore a feathered headdress. He captioned the post: ‘Kelly celebrated her native American culture and I celebrated the great American film actor Alec Baldwin.’

Despite many of Leventhal’s followers being accustomed to his controversial antics, the decision to make light of the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin on the set of a Rust last month was a step too far.

Spotted: Rick, the reality star's husband, was also there wearing white shorts, a black top and a black backwards baseball hat

Spotted: Rick, the reality star’s husband, was also there wearing white shorts, a black top and a black backwards baseball hat

Problem: The couple sparked major backlash this week for their tone-deaf and wildly insensitive Halloween costumes, with Leventhal dressing as Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust and Dodd dressing up as a Native American

Problem: The couple sparked major backlash this week for their tone-deaf and wildly insensitive Halloween costumes, with Leventhal dressing as Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust and Dodd dressing up as a Native American

Problem: The couple sparked major backlash this week for their tone-deaf and wildly insensitive Halloween costumes, with Leventhal dressing as Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust and Dodd dressing up as a Native American

Unbelieveable: Leventhal, 61, posed in a Western outfit with a gun in his hand

Unbelieveable: Leventhal, 61, posed in a Western outfit with a gun in his hand

Later, he deleted the tasteless images off social media out of ‘respect’ for late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The former Fox News correspondent told Page Six : ‘People twisted our outfits and intent in ways neither of us could’ve imagined and filled our page with hate.’

He continued: ‘We took the post down out of respect for the victims’ families and only hope the cancel culture won’t cancel Halloween next.’ 

Despite what he told the outlet, Rick seemed to be looking for a reaction as he captioned the initial photo saying: ‘Kelly celebrated her native American culture and I celebrated the great American film actor Alec Baldwin.’ 

He captioned the post: 'Kelly celebrated her native American culture and I celebrated the great American film actor Alec Baldwin.'

He captioned the post: ‘Kelly celebrated her native American culture and I celebrated the great American film actor Alec Baldwin.’

Not pleased: Despite many of Leventhal's followers being accustomed to his controversial antics, the decision to make light of the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin on the set of a Rust last month was a step too far

Not pleased: Despite many of Leventhal’s followers being accustomed to his controversial antics, the decision to make light of the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin on the set of a Rust last month was a step too far

Not the first time: In February, Kelly was dropped from her partnership with Positive Beverages due to her 'controversial views and opinions' on coronavirus

Not the first time: In February, Kelly was dropped from her partnership with Positive Beverages due to her ‘controversial views and opinions’ on coronavirus

Scandal maker: 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

Scandal maker: 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

‘A child lost his mother,’ one commented, while another wrote: ‘On the very day that a young boy buries his mother, this is in poor taste.’

Mother-of-one Hutchins was buried in a private funeral in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Friday after she was accidentally shot dead by Baldwin on October 21. 

Before deleting the post Leventhal stood by his ensemble, telling The New York Post on Monday: ‘In no way was I trying to offend anyone, except Alec Baldwin. He’s a jerk and deserves all the heat he’s getting.’

Others were offended by his wife’s decision to wear a stereotypical Native American outfit. Dodd’s claims she is ’30 percent Native American.’  

One follower wrote: ‘So talk about your heritage not mock it.. seriously? A costume? You can’t argue with stupid.’ 

Tasteless: Leventhal came under fire for photos he shared of his Halloween costume this week dressed as Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust, seemingly making light of the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin last month.

Tasteless: Leventhal came under fire for photos he shared of his Halloween costume this week dressed as Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust, seemingly making light of the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin last month. 

On set accident: Baldwin accidentally shot and killed Hutchins with a prop gun last month. He's seen on set before the accident above

On set accident: Baldwin accidentally shot and killed Hutchins with a prop gun last month. He’s seen on set before the accident above

Another said: ‘Yes the wardrobe of native Americans is beautiful but it’s not a costume n hopefully u will learn that.’

Leventhal made the post on Sunday, after which his comments section was quickly flooded with disdain 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.’  

A follower called Elaine Rieger said: ‘Really insensitive, but no one is surprised. She will bring you down wait and see.’ 

Sort of sorry: Later, he deleted the tasteless images off social media out of 'respect' for late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins but doubled down on his criticism of 'jerk' Alec Baldwin

Sort of sorry: Later, he deleted the tasteless images off social media out of ‘respect’ for late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins but doubled down on his criticism of ‘jerk’ Alec Baldwin

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 – who has not spoken publicly yet about her costume – told E! News in January that she was ’30 percent Native American.’

‘My point was I’m black, Asian, Mexican, Spanish, I’m 30 percent Native American and I’m one percent Jewish. And I’m all races. I don’t see people with color, I see people. That’s it,’ she said at the time.  

‘I think the fashion is beautiful & this was a tribute & celebration,’ the fired Real Housewives of Orange County star, 46, captioned a slideshow of photos from the night.  

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

Kelly and Rick faced a stern backlash on Instagram where the former Fox correspondent posted the image of him dressed up as Alec Baldwin. 'A child lost his mother!' said one comment

Kelly and Rick faced a stern backlash on Instagram where the former Fox correspondent posted the image of him dressed up as Alec Baldwin. ‘A child lost his mother!’ said one comment

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.

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!’

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)

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.’

Issues: Kelly has been forced to apologize for several off-color remarks over the years; She's pictured here wearing a 'drunk wives matter' hat

Issues: Kelly has been forced to apologize for several off-color remarks over the years; She’s pictured here wearing a ‘drunk wives matter’ hat 

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