As fans know, The Real Housewives of New Jersey took an explosive turn when the ladies jetted off to Milan, following Teresa Giudice and Kim Depaola’s Posche fashion show blowout.
Tension erupted at a group dinner when Siggy Flicker addressed Margaret Josephs’ “Hitler” comment. Siggy told Margaret, “Unless you are discussing the Holocaust, Hitler’s name should not come up.” Margaret responded with, “How are you supposed to make analogies about evil people if you can’t use the evil people’s names?”
However, Siggy Flicker tells AllAboutTheTea.com exclusively that the real deal was left on the cutting room floor — and viewers saw a watered down version of their actual exchange.
“Once again production is trying to put out a false narrative.” The RHONJ star tells AllAboutTheTea.com. “When I calmly approached Margret about bringing up Hitler in a conversation that was far removed from the Holocaust or the atrocities of World War II, she was not apologetic.”
Siggy reveals Margaret’s unedited response was rude, dismissive and meant to provoke a red-hot reaction from the relationship expert.
“Production left out that she [Margaret’] said — ‘Oh be quiet…you’re overreacting. What should I have done, reference Osama Bin Laden?'” Siggy shares with AllAboutTheTea.com.
The edited fight was seemingly produced to make Siggy look unhinged over what appeared to be non-inflammatory responses from Margaret.
The mom of two asserts that Real Housewives of New Jersey editors routinely slice and dice footage to paint her as emotionally over-the-top.
“This has been happening to me all season with production only showing reactions and no interactions; in effort to bury me and portray Margret as this good girl.”
Margaret launched her reality career decidedly allied with Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Danielle Staub, despite scoring the gig on Siggy’s recommendation. Siggy worked to mend the rift during filming — but as the season played out, so did the relationship expert’s patience.
On Thursday, Siggy took to Twitter to poignantly explain why Margaret (or anyone for that matter) should never casually reference Hitler — the Nazi Party leader, who systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe. “In today’s society, there is no room for trivializing evil. We need to look at this beyond the prism of reality TV. I am standing for basic human decency. Hitler’s name should never be referenced in casual conversation because there is nothing casual about it.” She wrote.
In today’s society, there is no room for trivializing evil. We need to look at this beyond the prism of reality TV. I am standing for basic human decency. Hitler's name should never be referenced in casual conversation because there is nothing casual about it. #RHONJ
— Siggy Flicker (@siggyflicker) December 14, 2017
As fans know, the subject of Hitler is a sensitive topic for the “Write Your Own Fairy Tale,” author. Siggy’s father and grandparents are Holocaust survivors.
Siggy’s father is renowned scholar, Dr. Mordecai Paldiel. He’s a professor, author, a leading expert on rescue during the Holocaust, and the former Director of Israel’s Holocaust Authority. Dr. Paldiel has devoted his life to recognizing those who hid and saved the innocent during World War II.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.