Teresa Giudice is now getting slammed over her cannoli video, with fans claiming the Real Housewives of New Jersey star “copied” her cousin Kathy Wakile, with whom she’s no longer speaking.
Kathy, who appeared on the show from seasons three through seven, was unable to make up with Teresa after Kathy called Teresa’s mother “a f**king liar” and her dad “a coward.” During Kathy’s stint on the franchise, both cousins showcased their unique Italian recipes.
“Hi, guys! It’s Teresa Giudice! Welcome back,” said the OG star from her luxury kitchen.
“Today we’re making dessert! I’m making the Holy Cannoli Cupcakes,” continued Teresa, who addressed how “intimidating” it can be to make the dish.
She explained that her recipe is actually “really easy” and “fun to make.”
As the video was released, fans dragged the star over allegations that she “copied” her relative’s recipe.
“She copied her cousin Kathy!” wrote one user in the comments. “Is it @kathywakile[‘s] cannoli recipe? Cause they are delicious.”
“Not Kathy’s dessert!!!! 😂😂😂😂,” said another viewer. A different fan exclaimed, “@kathywakile is the Queen Of Cannoli!!!! Sorry!”
Teresa’s supporters, however, soon stepped up to defend the best-selling author.
“Kathy didn’t invent cannolis,” said one supporter. Another added, “Those are common Italian desserts.”
Back in 2012, Kathy introduced her Dolci Della Dea dessert line, and the cannoli kit was her first offering. During that period, the cousins were in a good place, and Teresa promoted the line on her own Twitter.
“HUGE congrats to @KathyWakile for her cannoli kits on @QVC! So proud of you Kath! Did you all buy one? Yum!” read the former post.