Former Fox Information senior correspondent Rick Leventhal is standing by his and spouse Kelly Dodd’s controversial Halloween costumes. Leventhal is going through backlash for his portrayal of actor Alec Baldwin following the tragic unintended capturing that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust earlier this month, whereas the Actual Housewives of Orange County alum is going through criticism for dressing up in a Native American headdress.
“Kelly celebrated her Native American heritage & I celebrated the good American movie actor Alec Baldwin #happyhalloween,” Leventhal captioned pictures he posted to Instagram Sunday. Within the pictures, Leventhal is posing with a pretend gun in his hand, referencing the prop gun that investigators say turned out to be loaded with dwell rounds when Baldwin fired it throughout filming, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.
The costume was not common amongst his followers. “I’m a conservative and often assist you and Kelly however that is poor style… I am certain you would not be dressing up like that if it have been your daughter that had been shot,” one particular person commented, as one other wrote, “Sorry however dangerous style. Come on somebody misplaced their life.” One more follower added, “Soooo tousled on so many ranges #notfunny.”
Leventhal defended his costume to TMZ, saying, “Under no circumstances was I making an attempt to offend anybody, besides Alec Baldwin. He is a jerk and deserves all the warmth he is getting.” The previous Fox Information staffer argued that Halloween could not exist if folks dissected each costume by way of who it would offend, including that whereas he feels dangerous for Hutchins’ household, “If Baldwin is anti-gun why is he waving them round in motion pictures and pointing them at folks and pulling the set off? Focus your anger at him and the hypocrisy of that business.”
Dodd did not put up the identical pictures on her personal profile, as an alternative sharing group pictures Monday. “2021 Halloween celebration highlights! For you haters, I embrace my Native American heritage. I feel the style is gorgeous & this was a tribute & celebration,” she wrote with a coronary heart emoji. Her followers weren’t shopping for it: “So why do not you put on that on a random day as your outfit? A tradition actually is not a dressing up,” one particular person wrote, as one other added, “A headdress is not a chunk of vogue. And if you happen to knew something about Indigenous tradition and traditions you’d know this! #ourcultureisnotacostume.”
Dodd revealed on the Season 16 reunion of RHOC she thought-about herself a lady of colour after present process an at-home DNA check. “My level was I am Black, Asian, Mexican, Spanish, I am 30 p.c Native American and I am one p.c Jewish. And I am all races,” she mentioned.