September 27, 2013 05:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
We’re not sure if Joe and Melissa Gorga took their latest tell-all way over the top in hopes of profiting on the resulting drama….but if that was the plan, it’s definitely working. Prior to the huge media explosion surrounding the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars’ book, Joe expanded on his less-than-desirable advice in a chat with Bethenny Frankel.
Normally, we’d say this was a case of foot in mouth, but not so much with a controversy that feels so….manufactured. Shortly before becoming the subject of a scathing Jezebel review, Joe stopped by Bethenny Frankel’s talk show to promote Melissa Gorga’s book. And the things he said during this appearance very closely echoed the tone of the passages objected to by the book’s many critics.
In the book, Joe advises male readers, “If your wife says ‘no,’ turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated.” Bethenny, however, was curious if Melissa ever actually said no. Joe’s response? “She fights it. She fights it, but I always win.” After all, this macho reality star just can’t function unless he has his “sleeping pill.”
As can be expected, the response to this advice has been anything but positive. Attacked from all sides, Melissa decided to hit back at the Jezebel critic who got the ball rolling. She tweeted, “I’m so disgusted that a reporter has taken things completely out of context simply for shock value,” adding that those who bothered to read the entirety of the book would recognize its emphasis on mutual respect.
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