The king of reality TV has spoken. In the days after comedian Kevin Hart stepped down from his gig as the host for the 2019 Oscars, former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jim Marchese felt the need to add his two cents to the conversation. The husband of former housewife Amber Marchese took to Twitter to spew off a handful of homophobic tweets laced with hate speech regarding the LGBTQ community, and now Amber’s former boss, Andy Cohen, is speaking out.
A fan mentioned Andy in a tweet response to Jim’s controversial tweets, writing, “Thank God you fired them after one season.” Andy, 50, replied: “Thank gd [sic] is right. Sick. Pray for his poor kids.” In other responses to fans, Andy wrote sarcastically: “What a great guy! This is perfectly on brand for him.”
Just pray for his poor children.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 11, 2018
The drama started last week when Jim tweeted his thoughts on Kevin’s decision to step down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards after some of his past homophobic comments resurfaced, including one where he said his “biggest fear” was for his son to be gay. “So true NO STRAIGHT MALE [sic] wants his son to be gay,” Jim, 49, wrote in his initial tweet. “A gay son is a curse that takes away your #family traditions #heritage #lgtbiq is a parents’ nightmare that destroys families. Ruins holidays like #Christmas #KevinHart we support you! #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder.”
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Jim continued to double down on his homophobic stance. “Homophobia: irrational fear or aversion to, discrimination against homosexuals,” Jim tweeted. “It’s not irrational or discriminatory to want your children to marry opposite sex & have grandchildren..it is called #FAMILY #heritage. I don’t hate #LGTBIQ sad for their fathers.”
So true NO STRAIGHT MALE wants his son to be gay. A gay son is a curse that takes away your #family traditions #heritage #lgtbiq is a a parents nightmare that destroys families. Ruins holidays like #Christmas #KevinHart we support you! #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder https://t.co/nuoTLLwQu6
— JamesMarchese MPA JD (@JLMarchese111) December 9, 2018
Jim — who only starred on RHONJ Season 6 with Amber — also hit back at Andy’s comments. “Creepy that [Andy] trolls my account,” Jim tweeted. “IT is SICK [sic] to refuse to have women viciously attack & abuse each so you can be famous [and] become wealthy… #elite #liberal #RHONJ #RHONY #RHOD #RHOA.”