Pete Giudice Takes On Melissa Gorga and Her Posse; Bravo Demonizes Joe Giudice to the LGBT Community; Manzo Kids Attack Uncle Jamie Laurita on Twitter (Updated 1/9/2013)
March 26, 2012 36 Comments
“A gay revenge point goes to MissAndy for his direct hit at Juicy in the staged bus scene in season 4 episode 6.” [StoopidHousewives, June 6, 2012, Andy Cohen’s In-Your-Face Gay Agenda]
“Let’s talk about Joe Giudice and the remark he made to Greg on the bus. I’m probably going to get crucified for this, but I don’t think he meant it with malice. Now understand that I think the remark was awful and in the poorest of taste, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he’s like a kid, he just blurts things out regardless of how it hurts. Yes, he is a 40-year-old man, and yes he should know better, but when he said that he immediately took it back and apologized. Over the past few seasons he has made numerous gay slurs, and there’s no denying that there’s an issue there, but in this instance I think he was making a poor attempt to be funny. Call me crazy, but that’s the way I feel.” [Caroline Manzo, June 4, 2012, No Hate]
“Shame on Joe Giudice for the inappropriate and offensive comments referencing gays. Shame on them both. Joe for the comments in poor taste, Teresa for laughing. Enough said.” [Jacqueline Laurita, June 4, 2012, Love is Love]
“Jac, just wanted to point out that your husband was also laughing at the joke Joe made. Go ahead and say he was laughing because he felt awkward or whatever, but maybe Teresa was doing the same. If Rich Wakile had made that joke, everyone would be laughing their heads off, and you know it. I don’t know if you watched Celebrity Apprentice, but in the finale Lisa Lampanelli made a joke about Clay Aiken, something like ‘the only thing achin’ is his __________’, and that was on NBC prime time in front of Clay and Donald Trump! Maybe you should all stop being so uptight.” [Kitten mittons, June 3, 2012, Jacqueline's Bravo Blog]
“I may be crazy for thinking this, but I ALMOST thought that Joe was actually trying to just make a joke that would kind of…I don’t know how to explain this…kind of show that he DOES like Greg and he’s trying to bond with him by busting his chops? Like when my LGBT friends will make a straight joke, and I tease them back, and it’s okay because we’re teasing each other? Does that make sense? Clearly he figured out that he stepped over the line, and I think that hug and kiss was genuine. I thought the ‘the most gay thing I ever did’ thing was similar. He knows he’s old-school and bigoted, but maybe he’s trying not to be? It reminds me of the time on ‘Roseanne’ when Leon came out to Dan and all his good-ol’-boy poker buddies, and one of them said, ‘Um, well, you know, I have a gay friend. In Chicago. Maybe you know him? His name’s Bill,’ and Leon kind of smirked and rolled his eyes and said, ‘Oh, of COURSE! Gay Bill From Chicago!’ It’s kind of the thing that people who are learning not to be prejudiced will say on the road to becoming more enlightened. They MEAN well; they just can’t quite stop saying the weird things yet because they’re nervous.” [akm061184, June 4 2012, Looks like I'm alone here..but I felt no sympathy for Greg, IMDb.com]
“I do think Joe was making an attempt at actually being friendly…it was just a little too raunchy to be *that* funny. When you are friendly with someone, you can make busting-type jokes about personal subjects or things that may otherwise be unsaid…I can see Joe thinking he could do that with Greg but, of course Greg only thinks things are funny when he’s not on the receiving end (er, no pun intended…;) Joe made a joke at him to his face and not behind his back, like Greg always does.” [ivygirl22, June 4 2012, Looks like I'm alone here..but I felt no sympathy for Greg, IMDb.com]
“I don’t think Joe comes off as a mean-spirited person even though he has his testy moments like most men. I don’t think he meant harm by his recent remark. And if he did, Greg sort of deserved it, anyway, after all the pot-shots he took at the Giudices last season. God knows this society does need some manners, but I think that being politically correct has gotten so strict that we’re all practically in a state of paralysis at this point. It’s a bit overdone. Respect and consideration for each other, definitely yes, but complete paralysis, not a good idea.” [Linda Howard, June 5, 2012, Teresa's Bravo Blog]
Melissa Gorga’s makeup artist, George Miguel Costa, is spewing hate without fear toward Joe Giudice (see their tweets below) since he’s under the impression that because he’s gay, he can say whatever he wants with Bravo’s backing. Andy Cohen has been giving Joe Giudice a bad edit because of (1) making the gaylord comment in season 2 (2) calling Joe Gorga ‘faggot’ in season 3, and (3) listing Joe Gorga in his phone as ‘faggot’ in season 3.
Andy hates that Joe Giudice called Joe Gorga ‘faggot’, but when Richie Wakile, Joe Gorga, and anyone who is gay uses the same gay slur, they get a free pass.
“Here’s my theory on why only ONE family’s dirty laundry is aired on the show. It all started with Juicy’s slur against gay people in season 1. Teresa apologized and seemed contrite but Joe’s apology (if there was one) was never made public. So now Andy, a prominent figure in the gay community, is under pressure, like ‘How are you working with this bigot?’ Now Andy’s skewering that ass. Because now we only are we seeing all of Joe’s bad moments, and all of his endearing moments (yes, there were some on season 1) have disappeared. Every time we see him, he’s being an asshole. Not that I feel bad for him, but I do think there’s some fancy editing at play here.” [leelee84, 05-08-2012, LipstickAlley.com]
In the video below (from Splash, a gay night club in New York, where Melissa performed on November 4, 2011), Greg Bennett helps introduce pre-op transsexual showgirl and escort Erica Gabriel, who joins Joe Gorga on stage, while the DJ is telling Joe Gorga that he “can say the F-word here.”
In the video, the DJ says that Splash is “a safe house for faggots and freaks” and Greg agrees, echoing that it is a safe place [to use the F-word].
So Joe Gorge can use the F-word with gay men but Joe Giudice can’t use it as slang toward straight men. It’s a one-way street, which means George Miguel Costa and QueenzOfMedia can spew one-way hate while claiming Joe and his brother Pete are the bigots. As JohnnyTheGrk (John Karagiorgis) said to georgemiguelc and QueenzOfMedia on Twitter:
“You create your own hate and then point the finger.”
If QueenzOfMedia can use the C-word with impunity, then they shouldn’t cry bigot when others use the F-word.
Andy Cohen declared Joe Giudice public enemy number one to the LGBT community when Bravo chose to air Giudice calling Gorga ‘faggot’ and when Andy made that scene a focus of discussion during reunion 3. Now it’s open season on Joe Giudice, even though he has not been proven to be homophobic despite what Andy tell us. Giudice has not said anything derogatory or done anything to any homosexual person to warrant this unfair treatment by Bravo and the LGBT community.
“Andy and Bravo production have decided to single out Juicy’s language regarding homosexuals as a jump off for an anti hate theme when he knows it’s guido language rather than homophobia or hate intended. I have said this so many times already, but I think it is truly perverse to make Juicy’s comments a shining example of why gays are discriminated against and fear will be spread throughout our culture. Juicy didn’t invent the word ‘faggot’ or ‘butt buddy’, and absolutely should not say this. But to air the footage that shows him saying this is even worse — this should have been cut out — not to protect Juicy, but to make sure the audience isn’t hearing words that perpetuate violence against gays. Gay men use this phrase among themselves frequently, but gay violence is real and airing this and making a villain out of Juicy, was a lot more Andy’s feelings about Juicy than concern for his community. Juicy isn’t suppose to say those words, so let’s air him saying it, OVER and OVER.” [pinkie, April 25, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]
It has been leaked that ”bullying and coming out will be a major storyline” in season 4. We can only hope that Bravo does not try to manipulate the viewers and create a mob mentality against Joe Giudice. Bravo has done enough to his public image thus far by making sure his DUI, arrest for obtaining a driver’s license using his brother’s ID, and financial problems became story lines during season 3, using Caroline and Jacqueline to discuss his issues on camera.
“Bravo really needs to watch how they edit Juicy because there has already been one suicide. Juicy doesn’t sit for THI and he doesn’t want their personal family issues addressed on TV. He is a man who is beyond stressed, has a crude sense of humor, and is over Bravo. Andy has an agenda, and it’s to put Juicy in the worst light possible and make him pay for making slurs. If Andy Cohen was a respectable human being and wanted to end the hate, then he would make sure these comments were edited out of the show. He’s stirring the pot and making it so the LGBT community is now in full attack against Juicy, posting and making HATEFUL comments about him. Which, um duh, it’s the same thing. It’s hypocritical. Bravo should have learned from Russell’s death, but they learned NOTHING.” [Hanna, June 14, 2012, LynnNChicago]
Bravo and Andy Cohen instigated the backlash Joe Giudice is getting from the LGBT community. Andy Cohen held up Joe Giudice for public scorn even though he attacked no one in the LGBT community — if anyone should be held up for public scorn, it should be the QueenzOfMedia for their hateful and disgusting public comments directed at Joe Giudice. Andy Cohen owes Joe Giudice a public apology, and he should make a public statement against the attacks on Giudice by the QueenzOfMedia. Joe Giudice did not commit a hate crime against the LGBT community, and he is NOT a “well known and documented homophobic” or “homophobic criminal” as QueenzOfMedia declared on Twitter.
“Rosie is being used by the Wakiles [and Gorgas] more than Bravo. Bravo USES and exploits everyone… they are equal opportunity uses lol. In order to stay in ‘tight’ with Andy, you have to hit gay rights with full force. Hence, why the Manzos have Greg and the Wakiles have Rosie. It is disgusting how these two are used. While Greg loves it and loves the attention, I think Rosie will be hurt down the line. I really love Rosie, and hope for her sake she doesn’t realize what the Wakiles and Bravo are doing to her.” [Mel, June 25, 2012, LynnNChicago]
With “bullying and coming out being a major storyline” in season 4, don’t be surprised if Bravo continues to demonize Joe Giudice in season 4. It seems like Andy Cohen is out to get him. Bravo should be careful how they edit Joe Giudice after what happened to Russell Armstrong (may he rest in peace).
Deleted Scene – Busting Joe Giudice’s Balls:
The Manzos, Joe Gorga, and Chris Laurita can’t help but laugh at Joe Giudice’s expense.
Radio Interview on May 17, 2012, Where Teresa Defends Her Husband, Tells How She Was Cast on RHONJ, and More:
pinkie on April 7, 2012 at 10:51 am said at AllAboutTRH.com:
The portrayal of gay men on Bravo is not a respectful representation. And I also believe that allowing the “f” word to stay in the finished footage, such as what Joe Guidice said, was not respectful. It could have easily be cut. If you want to eliminate hate speech, why would ANDY keep that in? It did not add anything positive to the show and was left in to instigate sh*t. Instead, to smear Joe Guidice even more, ANDY allowed hate speech on the RHONJ. Perverse.
Hailey on January 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm said at AllAboutTRH.com:
Melissa and Joe lie most of time to capture the gay and lesbian audience, as you will see in season 4. I find this very offensive and hurtful. In season 4, bullying and coming out will be a major storyline! Once again our housewives with try to BS the viewers, as many of them are the true villains. They never promote without Bravo’s approval, as Bravo has a money investment in all things the Jersey housewives do. Teresa is the real honest housewife, trust me on that issue!
Hailey on January 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm said at AllAboutTRH.com:
Well Melissa and her husband’s cousin both BS with the LGBT family. Greg Bennett is the only true gay person on that show. The other cousin Rosie is one of the biggest gay/lesbians bullies on that show.
You will see many lies in season 4. Don’t be fooled by the BS coming our way to draw in the LGBT community. That’s what Bravo is trying to do with the season 4 storyline.
I’m sick about all the lies and hatred toward Teresa and her family. Kathy plays nice and sweet while her and that entire family rips the Marcos, Gorgas and the Manzos; but, of course, they all don’t know it…Sad isn’t it…Bravo, why do you allow such behavior.
GAY SLURS, which ANDY COHEN HATES, is being used by the Walkies and their friends.
MEGO also always tries to use the “I have GAY & LESBIAN FRIENDS!” But yet you play it with Greg, and we all know it’s to draw in the LGBT Family! BS TO THAT MEHO…WE ARE ON TO YOU & Kathy & her family…FAKES, FAKES.
Limeyade said on March 21, 2012 at PriscillaFromWascilla.com:
It’s good to see other people are on to to Cohen too. If a man were interested in me and told me he spent his days manipulating reality stars and making them come on interviews with him every night, I’d tell him to call me when he becomes a real man with a real job that actually contributes to society… I’ve been suspicious of Cohen from the start. If you even make a slightly negative comment about gays, he’s all over you.
Ugh….Over it. on March 26, 2012 at 8:35 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:
Melissa’s make up artist [George Miguel Costa] did another unprovoked [Twitter] attack against Joe Guidice and that is why Pete went off on him. It was a disgusting comment and I will not repeat it, but it goes to show you what kind of crew Melissa hangs with. From her skanky sisters and family members insulting Teresa and now to her employee. The make up artist has said some pretty nasty things about both Teresa and Joe, and Melissa says and does nothing… encouraging it! If I had someone that worked for me continue to bad mouth a family member, I would acknowledge and put a stop to it, but it is clear Melissa cosigns on what he is saying and has let it ride out. This will bite her in the azz big time. Melissa and her PR people are too stupid to realize that though. I hope he continues, because it only makes her look bad, and it confirms what people already think of her.
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For the most part, Teresa and Joe have remained quiet while Melissa and her busted posse have publicly attacked them. But it looks like Joe Giudice’s brother Pete Giudice finally has had enough. He opened a Twitter account on January 23, 2012, and he didn’t hold back.
Here are the tweet by Melissa’s makeup artist George Miguel Costa that started it all plus some others to show his connection to the other housewives and their siblings: