Fans have been waiting for Dorit Kemsley to bring it in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for several seasons, and she missed her moment to do so in season 12. Since she joined RHOBH in season 7, Dorit has been accused of being boring and only sharing a perfectly curated version of her life. She seemed to stir up drama with the other housewives for a storyline while keeping most of her personal life off-camera. Many fans thought Dorit unnecessarily started “Pantygate” with Erika Jayne during her debut season and wouldn’t let it die down for two seasons.
Dorit found herself inadvertently caught up in another RHOBH scandal during season 9’s Puppygate. After adopting a dog from former RHOBH star Lisa Vanderpump’s rescue center, Dorit gave it away because it bit her daughter’s face. Like Pantygate, Puppygate took up much of RHOBH season 9, and Lisa became so vilified, she left the show. Many fans thought the other housewives bullied Lisa into leaving and cited Dorit as the cause of all the drama. Dorit further alienated viewers after she yelled at Garcelle Beauvais in the RHOBH season 11 reunion and was accused of gaslighting her fellow castmate.
Just moments before RHOBH season 12 was set to film, Dorit experienced a horrifying armed robbery at her home while her children were sleeping. The Beverly Beach designer opted to resume starring in RHOBH, and many fans sympathized with Dorit while she dealt with the aftermath of the traumatic experience. Fans were seeing a more vulnerable side of Dorit and were rooting for her until she recently angered viewers by not speaking up when Erika Jayne cursed out Garcelle’s son Jax in a recent episode. Dorit was sitting next to Erika while it happened, but she just sat wide-eyed and didn’t chastise her RHOBH co-star.
Dorit later shared in a confessional that she felt sick to her stomach after witnessing the event. However, she further infuriated fans when she and Kyle Richards laughed about the incident while they were hanging out with their husbands, PK Kemsley and Mauricio Umansky. Dorit attempted to say Erika was wrong for cursing at a 14-year-old, but she shrugged and said, “It’s not my child.” Dorit, who has always shown herself to be a doting mother, should have firmly told her co-stars that children were off-limits. Many RHOBH fans have been incensed after the past two episodes and wondered how Dorit and Kyle would feel if Erika Jayne had yelled obscenities at their kids.
Dorit, Kyle, and Lisa Rinna have been slammed by RHOBH fans for acting afraid of Erika. The Pretty Mess singer has unleashed her wrath on past RHOBH stars such as Eileen Davidson and Teddi Mellencamp. While Erika may seem scary when she’s angry, Sutton Stracke bravely stood up to her in season 11, which earned her the respect of many viewers. Dorit could have used this latest moment to stand up to Erika and defend Jax. However, Dorit’s silence has only alienated her more with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans.