Jim Marchese isn’t one to hold his tongue when it comes to his opinion about the future of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. It is no secret that Bravo doesn’t know what to do with the show as of yet, as Teresa Giudice is currently serving her 15 months behind bars. She will be released next year and she may return to the show to continue supporting her four daughters while her husband serves several years.
Jim Marchese has a strong belief that the show could easily carry on without Teresa Giudice, even though Giudice does have some loyal fans who will continue to support her. Marchese, who worked with the prosecutor to put Joe Giudice behind bars, believes that showing her and her family in such a spotlight sets a bad example.
According to a new Reality Tea report, Jim Marchese is now revealing that he thinks it is wrong for Bravo to hire back Teresa, because they will glorify these kinds of crimes. Both Jim and Amber Marchese have said that she isn’t necessarily the star of the show and that they could carry on without her. Marchese is ready to return to the show regardless, even though Jim was labeled a bad guy.
“I don’t think she should be on the show any longer,” Jim Marchese has recently revealed, adding, “I think glorifying a felon’s life is counterproductive, and I don’t think it’s appropriate. By the same argument, I think we could have [imprisoned Ponzi schemer] Bernie Madoff on the show. He has good name recognition also, and he’s done things and I’m sure there would be some curiosity.”
Even though it may be a little extreme to compare Giudice to Bernie Madoff, Jim does have a point. But viewers may be watching to see how Teresa copes with prison time and dealing with these charges. They may not look at the lifestyle and think to themselves that they can have this too by cheating the system.
Jim Marchese’s points do align themselves with something Heather Dubrow from The Real Housewives of Orange County has previously said, according to the Inquisitr.
“If there was a Bravo executive who pled guilty to 41 counts of fraud, would they keep them on the payroll? Isn’t [Teresa] a Bravo employee? At some point, are we harboring a criminal?” Heather has said, adding, “I don’t know them, I feel terrible for their children and their family. However, they did these things. They pled guilty. I loved when Teresa said I’m gonna do whatever I can to make it right but then I saw her on Andy Cohen’s show last week and to me, there was no remorse.”
Do you think Jim Marchese is right in that The Real Housewives of New Jersey will go on without Giudice?
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