Fans and Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members alike have been confused as to why Siggy Flicker has reacted so strongly to being teased as "Soggy Flicker" throughout this season.
This week, Flicker opened up about painful wounds of her past that turned the playful nickname into what she felt was pointed jab.
The "Soggy Flicker" nickname was originated from castmate Margaret Josephs early in the season, when she was poking fun at her fellow Housewife for her emotional response to everything.
What seemed like an innocent joke, however, really hurt Flicker, who freaked out on Josephs telling her she wanted to pull her signature pigtails out of her head "for making fun of [her]."
Josephs apologized, saying, “My intention was never ever to make you cry. My intention is to f--king be funny.… I’m very sorry that I hurt you. And that is a true apology. I don’t want to ever take a girl down"
It all seemed like an overreaction until Wednesday's episode, when Flicker opened up to her fellow Housewives and friend Danielle Staub about her painful childhood at a women's empowerment retreat.
“There’s a lot of things that I’ve withheld that I just figured out why it is that I’m so angry and I hold on to a lot,” Flicker said. “When I was younger, I was bullied for my name. So you calling me Soggy Flicker, Margaret, brought me back to a time in my childhood that I was really, really bullied and I moved around every two years.”