Amber Marchese is apologizing for her husband, Jim Marchese’s bad behavior while getting into some trouble of her own!
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star is apologizing for her husband’s homophobic and anti-LGBTQ tweets from earlier this month.
In a statement to Us Weekly, Amber said, “My husband is the kind of man who wants to stand against injustice. He sees what happened to Kevin Hart as an injustice. In addition, he sees a cultural moment when people with honest views on topics continually get silenced or villainized. His statements were, I believe, his way of standing up for anyone who has an unpopular opinion that has cost them respect or opportunity. I agree that no one should be silenced, punished, or attacked for their personal beliefs, even when in opposition of our own.”
Amber believes Jim’s tweets “stepped on another kind of injustice” and “in desiring to be bold in pointing out that there can be diversity in opinion, my husband insulted an opinion that differs from his own.”
Adding, “Everyone on God’s green earth has the right to basic human dignity and equality. NO ONE should ever be made to feel less than anyone, in any way. We are all equal and perfectly made by God. I understand how hurtful his tweet is to many and I am deeply sorry for any pain that this tweet has caused. Everyone deserves to be loved and I believe that you have a Father in heaven who loves you.”
In fact, Amber says that many of her LGBTQ friends have told her that “that they ‘did not choose’ their attraction” and “for many of them, they have told me that it has been a burden, that life would have been easier if they had been straight.”
And that this is the “underlying” message her husband was trying to relay in his tweets.
“He wouldn’t want a child to have to carry that burden. The man I know, the man behind the loud and confrontational tweet, would love his child even if he or she was attracted to the same sex,” Amber insisted. “It is far more important to Jim and I, as parents, for our children, to be honest, loving, respectful, honorable, trustworthy human beings above all, rather than any other quality to possess.”
Despite the drama, Amber says she has no plans to divorce her “hard-wired husband” and says it is her “job as a woman and a mother to balance his hardness with a bit of softness.”
As for critics of her husband, she urges them to “flood his Twitter feed with nothing but love and understanding! Show him how beautiful, kind, patient and loving everyone in the LGBTQ community can be.”
Meanwhile, Amber seems to have found herself in some more controversy surrounding the LGBTQ community.
It all started after Amber posted a questionable study on Instagram that linked baby formula to homosexuality.
Amber quickly removed the post and told fans on Twitter that the study was bogus, however, the damage was already done.
The drama intensified when Amber tweeted that while that study was fake there are good studies on the “gay gene.”
See all Amber’s tweets below!