Last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was explosive, as Siggy Flicker accused newcomer Margaret Josephs of being anti-semitic. Last week, Marge appeared onÂ The Jenny McCarthy Show on SiriusXM and spoke out about the accusation.
Jenny asked Marge why Siggy has so much anger towards her and Marge revealed she was never that close with Siggy before the show.
â€œItâ€™s very high school, and itâ€™s appalling,â€ Margaret told Jenny. â€œOur mutual friend, Jodie Goldberg, had introduced me to Siggy. And we were really just friendly acquaintances. So her idea of â€˜rolling out the red carpetâ€™ for me and introducing me to her friends? We never braided each otherâ€™s hair. We never cuddled up!â€
Margaret also spoke about the Hitler comment. Margaret says she was trying to make an analogy between Kim DePaola being a bad person, despite whether sheâ€™s nice to â€œsome peopleâ€ in their group. This analogy quickly escalated into the accusations of Margaret being anti-Semitic, an accusation Marge thinks is way out of line.
â€œI made an extreme analogy,â€ Marge explained, â€œShe could have said it was in poor tasteâ€¦ I mean, how do you describe someone being evil if you cannot reference an evil person?â€
â€œAs far as Iâ€™m concerned, Iâ€™m Jewish,â€ Josephs continued. â€œI raised a Jewish family, I belong to a temple, I celebrate Jewish holidays â€“ and Christian holidays. So, I was very taken aback.â€
Now, Margaret is totally done with Siggy, saying this is â€œcharacter assassination and a slanderous thing to say. Itâ€™s disgusting, and even Dolores [Catania] had to say that this has gone too far. I can see why she [Siggy] is friends with Kim D. Thatâ€™s all I can say.â€
And it doesn’t seem likely these two will make amends. â€œWhen you pull a stunt like that, I canâ€™t. Iâ€™m done. You will see later in the season that I think an apology was forced out of her. I think none of her apologies are genuine â€“ or maybe as genuine as her extensions and eye shadow.â€
Whose side are you on in this debacle?
Thank you to RealityTea for the transcript of this interview.
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