Margaret Josephs Responds to Teresa Body-Shaming Her on RHONJ as Teresa Doubles Down and Jackie Reacts

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Margaret Josephs Responds to Teresa Body-Shaming Her on RHONJ: “It’s Indicative of Her Character"

Margaret Josephs is speaking out against Teresa Giudice‘s body-shaming after her Real Housewives of New Jersey castmate suggested Margaret needed to wear her leggings if she wanted her backside to look good amid Dolores Catania‘s charity baseball game on Tuesday’s episode.

After Teresa threw shade at her physique, Margaret took aim at Teresa’s character as Teresa doubled down on her comments about Margaret’s butt, and Jackie Goldschneider, who has been open with her eating disorder struggles, reacted to what she deemed to be a “sensitive” topic.

“This is the truth: I was there for that charity event. I wasn’t going to let anything she said at that second take away from what I was there for. It’s indicative of her character to attempt to make a charity event, insert herself into it, to say something rude at a charity event, it shows her level of maturity, trying to fat-shame me, saying my a— would look better… She made a mistake and it’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing for her,” Margaret said on the March 29 episode of the RHONJ: After Show. “The Love Love Love Collection is about empowering women and she is not the best brand ambassador when the first thing she does is… cuts a woman down. I think it speaks for itself.”

But in Teresa’s mind, she doesn’t believe she did anything wrong. In fact, she claimed she was simply speaking the truth.

“I was just speaking what I saw. I looked at her a— and that came out. My leggings, they hold you in, they hold you in tight. Her a— would’ve looked better. My leggings make your legs and a— look good,” she explained.

As for Jackie, she took major offense to Teresa’s shade, noting that the comment suggests that being anything but skinny isn’t acceptable.

“I thought it was awful because I’m so sensitive to it now, I just don’t like hearing a woman’s body be criticized because it makes it harder for me to be okay with gaining weight, so part of that was personal,” she admitted. “I didn’t like it at all. and part of it was like, who are you to be body-shaming Margaret, Margaret’s one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.Who are you? It’s not like you weigh two pounds.”

“None of us should ever be saying something critical because we all have, no one’s perfect,” Jackie added.

Even Frank Catania reacted to Teresa’s diss, saying, “Teresa will say whatever’s on her mind, whether it’s a compliment or whether it offends somebody. That’s Teresa.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 12 airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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