RHONJ’s Jennifer Aydin isn’t backing down from her comments about a fan at BravoCon despite being called out for body-shaming & misgendering.
The 46-year-old jumped up and schooled the RHONJ fan on what it means to have “good friends” while repeatedly referring to the woman, who was dressed in a baseball cap and oversized sweatshirt, as “big boy.”
After Jennifer’s interaction with the Bravo fan went viral on social media, some fans slammed Jennifer for body-shaming and misgendering said fan.
“We gonna ignore Jennifer body shaming & misgendering the fan?” one fan commented.
“And you’re defending their behavior like that? Teresa calling a fan big boy? You think that’s right?” a second fan wrote.
“THE FAN DISRESPECTS HER? Jennifer called her “big boy.” Snapping back about someone’s weight is a low blow and so uninteresting and not clever,” a third fan quipped.
“To call her a big boy was just shows how Jen is mean,” a fifth fan commented, while another added: “She definitely didn’t need to comment on her weight – so childish.”
Now, Jennifer Aydin is doubling down on her comments at BravoCon.
On Twitter, one fan called out Jennifer, tweeting:
“Soooo @JenniferAydin … wondering what you’d do if a kid called one of your daughters a “BIG BOY with a big mouth?” ??? Body shaming and knowingly calling them [the] wrong gender. How would you feel? #BravoCon.”
The RHONJ star stood behind her behavior and explained:
“My daughters would never start with something rude, and if they did, [they] would deserve a response- & they know that. You can’t be rude to someone and then be shocked when they say something rude back. Actions have consequences.”
She continued, “Disappointed that they said something so rude and that they deserved it. That’s exactly how I feel. Bad behavior has repercussions. So Live and learn and just Be Nice!”
The mom of five went on to say, “I took time away from my precious family to go to Vegas so I can be with all the amazing fans-to hug, engage & encourage them -to spread love, not hate. So, I won’t take negativity from anyone w/out giving it back. Don’t come 4 me unless you wanna come back from me.”
RHONJ will return to Bravo for season 14 in 2024.