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Shannon Beador's weight gain has been a driving storyline of The Real Housewives Of Orange County so far this season, and while some fans were sympathetic towards Beador's discovery she's gained 40 pounds, her co-star Kelly Dodd definitely is not. Check out Dodd's blunt opinion about Beador's weight gain below:
I think Shannon is stressed out about it, I mean it's always easy to have a scapegoat, it's always easy to point fingers and easy to point blame. I mean when you can really take a good look at yourself, there's really nobody to blame but yourself.
Kelly Dodd's comment to Page Six comes on the heels of a crazy episode of The Real Housewives Of Orange County which ended in an all out war of words between her and Shannon Beador in a restaurant. After a slow escalation when Dodd arrived at a dinner Beador wasn't expecting her to be at, things quickly spiraled out of control with a flurry of f-bombs and plates being thrown. While Dodd's comment above might not seem intentionally malicious to some, one has to wonder if it was made specifically to hurt Beador's feelings, as she told her to "keep eating," after being booted from the table in the episode.
Earlier in that same episode of The Real Housewives Of Orange County, Shannon Beador was meeting with her holistic specialist to address her weight gain and attributed her gain to stress relating to rumors about her husband, David Beador. Last year another member of the cast, Vicki Gunvalson, alleged that Shannon's husband was physically abusive to her, and Kelly Dodd chimed in on those rumors as well at the time. While Beador seemed to place blame on her weight gain due to her co-stars and their stirring of drama in their personal life, Dodd maintains Beador has no one to blame but herself:
If you want to lose weight, if you want to achieve a goal, we're all capable of it. For some of us it's a struggle, I have a thyroid problem [and] it's a little harder, but I can still do it. Some of us have fat genes, I have a fat gene and have to overcome that, but we're all capable. There are certain things that you cannot help, but you can help being healthy. You can choose the right foods, everyone knows what to do. People that put the blame on other people, it's just not fair.
Yeesh. The Real Housewives Of Orange County is all new July 31st at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. This drama is just the tip of the iceberg in an event that's been cultivating for awhile now, so fans of all out social warfare would do well to tune in for the action. For those unfamiliar with the Real Housewives franchise, get up to speed with this story regarding the death of one of the husbands, or how things can be just as tense in Beverly Hills as they are in Orange County. For more information regarding other hot summer programming and can't miss television, be sure to visit our summer premiere guide or see what's coming to Netflix in August.