As the ladies bid farewell to a tumultuous season six of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” many wounds have resurfaced like festering sores during the reunion. Dina Manzo took shots at many of her co-stars during the RHONJ reunion and one topic addressed was “The Cancer.” The statement refers to Amber Marchese using the cancer card for sympathy.
Amber has taken to her Bravo blog to address “The Cancer,” in her blog she explains:
“One thing I did question after the reunion was if Dina actually has a heart or if I should start calling her the Tin Man. I actually have not figured her out yet. Is she really just a coldhearted bitch, or has she been hurt so many times that she has become warped and jaded. I feel I don’t owe anyone any reason as to why I call cancer “the cancer,” but I will give it once more anyhow. “The cancer” is “the monster” to me. It is a way for me to take away its power and to minimize it. “It” destroys lives, so “it” does not deserve a name. It is just “the cancer” — it was “the monster” or “the dragon.” Although Dina claims to have an understanding of how devastating cancer is to a family, her actions and blatant lack of empathy proves otherwise.”
Amber also addressed Dina’s cold and callous reaction to her nephew’s medical condition:
“In addition, I did not think it was appropriate for me to interject into family quarrels at the reunion; however, this is something that I feel strongly about. I have met Jaqueline and I have spoken to her on many occasions. In the very short time that I have gotten to know Jaqueline, I know and have empathy with the struggles she has caring for Nicholas. I felt that Dina’s interpretation of her nephew was callous and completely out of touch with reality. The only thing that keeps playing in my mind is, “You know nothing John Snow.”
“Although, Dina “visits” children with cancer, at the end of her visit she gets to go home, leaving it behind and goes on with her daily life. Since Dina does work with children with cancer, I pray that she can abstain from a self-absorbed lifestyle and become a loving, involved aunt.”