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The Real Ignorance of The Real Housewives

“Everybody” in New Jersey uses the word “gay” as a pejorative? On the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show, drag queen Teresa (the one sitting on the left in this clip) tries explaining away her husband’s use of the word as an insult. It’s not like he was calling someone gay; it was just a “figure of speech.” Sadly, pop culture is taking cues from these over-tanned trash clowns, which means it’s time for a lesson from Danielle — who, despite reckless plastic surgery and a prostitution scandal, is the most conscientious of the bunch. Poor Teresa, thinking Danielle just wants to create more drama, rather than what she’s actually doing here: Taking a reasoned stance against ignorance. It’s mothers like Teresa who raise children that think calling kids in school “gay” or a “fag” is hysterical.