Credit: Steve Mack/Getty Images Photo: Heather Robinson Cozies Up to Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga

The Giudice-Gorga crap hit the fan this week on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, when Joe Gorga and his brother-in-law got into an actual physical fight during what was supposed to be a peace-finding retreat in Lake George, New York. The little word that started it all? Scum. Apparently, that's a huge insult in New Jersey.

After Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga screamed it out, Joe chimed in to declare that his sister was "scum." Teresa was so taken aback, we actually saw her recoil in shock. As soon as her Joe found out, he stormed in to demand an apology.

Kathy Wakile went by the Bravo clubhouse following the episode to give Andy Cohen her two cents on the incident during Watch What Happens Live.

"I know Joe didn't mean it, that's why I said, no, don't do that, because I know he doesn't mean those things," she insisted.

"I knew that he was going to feel bad afterward... it was just an impulse thing and I knew that wasn't going to get anywhere. It was going to go nowhere fast and it did," Kathy added.

As far as Joe's choice of words, Kathy insisted that it was an impulsive decision aimed to hurt Teresa at that moment. "It's your sibling, so you know where you're gonna hurt her the hardest," she explained.

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