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RHONJ fans upset with Jennifer Aydin and Teresa Giudice for victim shaming

Jennifer Aydin and Teresa Giudice on RHONJ
Fans did not approve of Jennifer and Teresa’s opinions on sexual harassment Pic credit: Bravo

Following the reunion for this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, fans were not too happy with Jennifer Aydin and Teresa Giudice.

The two women have a solid friendship and tend to have each other’s backs and the most recent episode was no exception.

Jennifer continued to be insensitive to Margaret Josephs’ story about her boss who took advantage of her sexually at a young age. Jennifer insisted that when Margaret originally told the story of their encounters, she made it sound different but suddenly made it sound like sexual harassment.

Jackie Goldschneider then mentioned that she had male bosses who would rub her shoulders and even though it made her uncomfortable, she never stood up to them because she was afraid to lose her job.

Teresa then chimed in and asked, “You let them?”

Andy Cohen then asked Teresa if she had ever been sexually harassed and she admitted that she hadn’t and then added, “Nobody would put their hands on me unless I would want them to.”

Andy was taken aback by her comment, as were some of the other women.

Margaret asked her if she felt that all victims “let it happen” to them.

Teresa responded, “I’m talking about me. There are women that are intimidated by their bosses. I’m just saying with me, it would not happen.”

Fans bash Jennifer and Teresa for victim shaming

Jennifer’s repeated comments about Margaret’s situation with her boss on top of Teresa’s comments regarding sexual harassment did not sit well with fans.

Several people took to Twitter to share their distaste for the way Jennifer and Teresa presented themselves and accused them of victim shaming.

One fan felt that “there was no place for that kind of victim shaming in 2021.”

Another felt the women’s behavior was “vile” and that they both needed further education on sexual harassment.

A fan thinks Teresa and Jennifer need more education
A fan thinks Teresa and Jennifer need more education Pic credit: @emilymcnulty/Twitter

One person thought that Jennifer and Teresa’s comments were “ignorant” and made the point that neither of them had ever had a job where they even had to worry about being intimidated by a male boss. They were also concerned with the women’s opinions given the fact that they’re both raising daughters.

A fan thinks Jennifer and Teresa were ignorant
A fan thinks Jennifer and Teresa were ignorant Pic credit: @Jessicaaa_Quinn/Twitter

The women ended the reunion toasting to new beginnings

Between Jennifer and Teresa’s insensitive comments and the turmoil over the Evan Goldschneider cheating rumor, there was plenty of drama during the reunion episode.

Despite all the chaos, the women ended on a high note as they toasted to new beginnings.

Whether or not they will truly start with a clean slate next season remains to be seen. Viewers will have to wait to find out where the women are in their relationships with each other when the next season airs.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently on hiatus.

1 thought on “RHONJ fans upset with Jennifer Aydin and Teresa Giudice for victim shaming”

  1. Teresa is a vile person she is stupid enough to make this kind of comment coming from a woman who never had a job how would she know. Erika needs to be fired she was a willing participant in all the “stealing money from orphans and widows” how can she not know please the woman boasted about all the money she spent etc…Lisa is the most unlikable human being she is unable to stand by her friends and will do anything for a buck time to let her go. Kyle well she thinks she is the queen but most of us viewers do not like her she is a mean woman. Needs to have a brand new cast members with more substance that those women and now if teddy comes back i think most of us will not watch the show. Maybe that will be the downfall of them all Karma is coming for you and she is a bitch! Bravo needs to listen to the viewers after all because of us the viewers they have become rich or famous without the viewers well there is nothing!

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