Dina Manzo is trying to correct the various stories in the media which have taken the comments she made about her autistic nephew Nicholas Laurita on RHONJ reunion out of context. Many media outlets and blogs have spun her words into something negative, making it seem like she was talking bad about Nicholas and his autism.
During the RHONJ reunion Dina spoke about Nicholas and said “As sad as it is I don’t know Nicholas at all I mean I know him in my way and I have a picture of him on my altar and I pray for him every night.”
When Andy asked if it was hard to watch the scenes with Nicholas, Dina responded with ” No he’s progressing and he’s so beautiful and he get’s to be home and run around…the work that I do I see children in hospital beds attached to machines like he’s progressing and I think its a beautiful thing.”
” I have to say what hurts me more….I’m more bothered for the kids that understand.”
Many people took offense when Dina said “I’m more bothered for the kids that understand” which made it seem like Dina felt Nicholas couldn’t understand because of his autism.
Dina is taking to Twitter again to make sure the truth is heard and that her words aren’t twisted into something awful and untrue.
I think that this whole thing is being twisted and blown out of proportion. Nicholas is a beautiful little boy and no matter what issues Dina may have with Jacqueline and Chris I don’t believe she would dare attack or say bad things about him. It’s pretty sad that people want to fuel the drama between Dina and Jacqueline that they are dragging children into the fighting. Dina is right kids have nothing to do with any of this and need to be left out.
What do you think of Dina’s comments about Nicholas?