Margaret Josephs Defends Herself Over Anti-Semi Accusation

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 on 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.

“It’s very high school, and it’s appalling,” Margaret told Jenny. “Our mutual friend, Jodie Goldberg, had introduced me to Siggy. And we were really just friendly acquaintances. So her idea of ‘rolling out the red carpet’ for me and introducing me to her friends? We never braided each other’s hair. We never cuddled up!”

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 she’s nice to “some people” in their group. This analogy quickly escalated into the accusations of Margaret being anti-Semitic, an accusation Marge thinks is way out of line.

“I made an extreme analogy,” Marge explained, “She could have said it was in poor taste… I mean, how do you describe someone being evil if you cannot reference an evil person?”

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m Jewish,” Josephs continued. “I raised a Jewish family, I belong to a temple, I celebrate Jewish holidays – and Christian holidays. So, I was very taken aback.”

Now, Margaret is totally done with Siggy, saying this is “character assassination and a slanderous thing to say. It’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. That’s all I can say.”

And it doesn’t seem likely these two will make amends. “When you pull a stunt like that, I can’t. I’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 – or maybe as genuine as her extensions and eye shadow.”

Whose side are you on in this debacle?

Thank you to RealityTea for the transcript of this interview.

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