Star magazine recently ran a two-page spread called “Real Housewives Bikini Blowout,” with snarky comments accompanying photos of several Housewives, including Tamra, Kim Zolciak, and NeNe Leakes.
Here is Star’s blurb about Tamra: “‘Housewives come younger, but they don’t come hotter,’ Tamra said after joining the Orange County crew. Confidence is definitely sexy — but a dimpled tush and thighs? Not so much.” Accompanying a photo of Tamra in a bikini is the title “Cottage Cheeks” with an arrow pointing to the reality star’s bum.
Tamra was the only one of the women to respond, and she took to Facebook to make her displeasure known. She writes: “@star_news you are the reason woman feel horrible about themselves, low self esteem and have eating disorders. your recent article is juvenile and you make me sick! To take a three year old unflattering picture and post it in your current issue makes you look stupid (do your homework)! To make fun of the way a woman looks…… just makes you an assh0le!” She then posted a more recent bikini pic of herself and fiance Eddie Judge, in which she looks lean and fit. Along with that pic, she included the non-too-subtle message in all caps, “F**K YOU STAR MAGAZINE!” So much for mincing words.