Trouble In Italy! Margaret Slams Siggy For 'Anti-Semitic' Accusation
In this week's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the ladies enjoyed their final days in Milan while things were still sour between Siggy Flicker and Margaret Josephs after their heated fight.
Flicker took offense to Josephs remarks when she compared Kim D to Hitler — going so far as to even call her "anti-semitic."
And it looks like Flicker is holding on to that grudge as tight as she can.
At dinner, Josephs took it upon herself to confront Flicker and apologize.
“I don’t want to fight or anything,” Josephs started out. “I just want to say to Siggy, I would never know that would hurt you to the core and that wasn’t my intention. Hitler is a trigger word, and if I knew that I would have never even said it. I never want to hurt you. I’m sorry.”
Things got a bit awkward as Flicker blankly stared into space without a single word as a response.
The next day Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Danielle Staub defended Josephs following her apology to Flicker. Delores Catania herself — Flicker's best friend — even admitted that Flicker should let it go.
“She says things very sharply and you get extremely offended easily,” Gorga told Flicker. “But she does not have the hate and she is not anti-semtic.”
The following evening at their final dinner in Italy, Flicker saw all the girls binding together in defense of Josephs and decided it would be in her best interest to make amends.
“I would like to say Margaret, last night you gave me a heartfelt apology that was sincere and I thank you for that. I needed time to process that.
“I don’t think anybody should reference Hitler,” Flicker said, sobbing.
But Josephs believed Flicker was putting on a show and wasn’t falling for the fake tears.
“I know you don’t think anybody should reference Hitler,” Josephs replied to Flicker. “That’s a trigger word with you and I said I was sorry.”
“With that said do you genuinely feel I’m anti-semitic?” Josephs asked.
Flicker tried to avoid answering the question directly.
“When I came up with that, it was not out of the sky. All of these moments of me feeling attacked by Margaret and the Hitler statement, I said will maybe you’re just anti-semitic, that’s where it came from. But if I hurt your feelings I apologize for that.”
And with Flickers apology, Josephs felt it was more of a slap in the face.
“That’s not an apology,”Josephs remarked. “Don’t be sorry for how I feel. Be sorry for what you did. Apology 101.”
“Listen I know you’re trying to apologize to me, its not even about that you hurt my feelings,” Josephs clarified. “It’s about that you aligned me with a hate group. Saying someone is anti-semitic can ruin every relationship I have with — because my relationships only — separate from this group, are only with Jewish people.”
“Well, I don’t know that about you,” Flicker admitted.
“It doesn’t matter,” Josephs fired back. “That’s relationship ending. That’s career ending — everything that I value in my life. So it was so scathing and hurtful and I was like where is that coming from.”
“And that was the same way that I felt when you said Hitler’s name,” Flicker replied.
“I know. But Hitler’s name doesn’t ruin people’s lives,” Joseph’s insisted. “Would that ruin your life that I said Hitler’s name?”
“When you’re in the heat of the moment, when you say something, you’re not thinking ‘how is this going to effect this person?’ ‘Is it going to ruin his life?’ I said it in the heat of the moment.”
Flicker finally admitted she was wrong.
“But I don’t think you’re anti-semitic.”
“No I don’t believe Margaret is anti-semitic, but I believe Margaret is anti-Siggy,” Flicker added.
“I think everyone is human,” Josephs said, defending herself. “I think if you give yourself a pass, you should give someone else a pass. Because what I’m telling you I didn’t do that on purpose, you have to take it as genuine fact. You should’ve known me better that I would not say something to hurt you on purpose, ever. You get in your own head with me.”
“I do,” Flicker admitted.
For now, that put an end to all the arguing and the girls enjoyed their final meal in Milan.
On the next episode, trouble brews for Gorga and hubby Joe. Plus, Dolores gets emotional thinking about sending son Frankie off to college.
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