Teresa Giudice was slammed by fans on Sunday after she posted pictures and videos from her daughter Gabriella’s 16th birthday party.
Guests to the party didn’t wear face masks and didn’t adhere to social distancing recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a video posted to Giudice’s Instagram Story, over a dozen family and friends crowded the 16-year-old as they sang “Happy Birthday.”
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, 48, also posted a now-deleted video on Sunday of the Sweet 16 party at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City, per Us Weekly.
“I’m so lucky to be your mom…Happy Sweet 16th Birthday beautiful!” the Bravo star captioned the post. “Happy Sweet 16 my beautiful Gabriella! You looked so absolutely beautiful last night celebrating & I’m in awe of you everyday. You are so smart, kind, funny & dedicated to school and soccer, I can’t wait to see the great things you do in the future!”
Fans were quick to call Giudice out for the crowded party.
Another said, “How this whole family hasn’t gotten covid I’ll never know.”
Giudice is a mother to three other daughters — Gia, 19, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11.
“You’d think someone who knows the pain of being separated from parents and losing precious time with them would empathize with millions of families impacted by the pandemic and be more responsible and less selfish,” another person said.
They were presumably referring to Giudice’s ex-husband, Joe Giudice, who was deported to Italy last year after serving time in jail for tax evasion and fraud.
In New York State, face masks are required for people over the age of 2 when in public places. It is also “strongly” recommended that “you wear a face covering as much as possible when in a shared indoor space outside your home, such as places of worship and offices, even if you can maintain 6 feet of distance from others.”
The “RHONJ” star didn’t address the backlash and deleted her initial post.