Teresa Giudice posts crying Statue of Liberty pic over husband Joe's deportation — and people aren't sympathetic

Some people don’t have much sympathy for Teresa Giudice’s family troubles.

On Sunday night, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star posted a picture of the Statue of Liberty crying with only praying hands emojis as the caption. But it was clear the Instagram post was in response to news that her husband, Joe Giudice, will be deported to Italy when he’s released from prison next year.

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Joe started a 41-month sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud in 2016. Both he and Teresa ultimately pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, and she was released from jail in 2015. 

Because the reality star isn’t a U.S. citizen — despite living in the country for decades — a judge ordered him to leave the country once he’s released. While some Instagram commenters took pity on Teresa and the couple’s four daughters, others were less forgiving.

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NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Teresa Giudice (R) and her husband Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice leave Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (R) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive to Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
FREEHOLD, NJ - DECEMBER 26: Teresa Giudice, Gia Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at iPlay America on December 26, 2014 in Freehold, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
PARSIPPANY, NJ - JULY 13: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attends the 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season Six Premiere Party on July 13, 2014 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
PLAINFIELD, NJ - MARCH 01: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the Fabellini Bottle Signing and Tasting at Costco on March 1, 2014 in Plainfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the OK! TV Launch Celebration at Lavo on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - AUGUST 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice host Absolutely Fabulous held at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Pangaea Lounge on August 10, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage for Pangaea Lounge)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JUNE 21: Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice greets fans and signs copies of 'Fabulicious On The Grill' at Books and Books at Museum of Art on June 21, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)
CORAL GABLES, FL - JUNE 20: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice signs copies of her book 'Fabulicious on the Grill' at Books and Books on June 20, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice at the Majestic Resort in Punta Cana on March 3, 2013 in UNSPECIFIED, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
HAWTHORNE, NJ - DECEMBER 03: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice attend the Posche Fashion show at The Bottagra on December 3, 2012 in Hawthorne, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
TOWACO, NJ - JULY 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at a Teresa Giudice Family Portrait Session on July 13, 2012 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 701 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PLAINVIEW, NY - JANUARY 14: Television personalities Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice attend the Experience Italy Benefit For Harboring Hearts at Ferrari Maserati Of Long Island on January 14, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)
VERONA, NJ - JULY 27: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice promote 'Fabulicious' at DiPaolo Bakery on July 27, 2011 in Verona, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 21: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the book signing for Teresa Giudice's new cookbook Fabulicious!:Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook at Books and Books on May 21, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/WireImage)
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“I imagine that the families of the 29 Creditors who Joe owed money were also crying and suffering financially because of Joe’s GREED when he fraudulently applied for bankruptcy just so that he wouldn’t have to give their money back,” one Instagram commenter wrote. “And now are we supposed to feel bad for Joe who was lining his pockets for HIS family’s financial gain and comforts, while subjecting 29 other people’s families to financial lossr??? Please.”

Others pointed out that Joe Giudice stole from the government by not paying taxes, adding that they believe he has to deal with the consequences.

“He cheated the [government]. Plain and simple,” one commenter wrote.

Teresa reportedly asked Donald Trump to write a character reference for Joe back in 2016 (before Trump was president) in the hopes that her former Celebrity Apprentice boss could help get him a lighter sentence. However, Trump’s office said it couldn’t help, according to TMZ. It’s unclear if she will now try asking the president to allow Joe to stay in the country.

If the president feels anything like some Instagram commenters, though, he’s unlikely to help Joe. Meanwhile, many are accusing Teresa — who has expressed support for Trump — of being a hypocrite for expecting different rules for her own husband despite POTUS’s anti-immigration stance.

“Trump made it clear he doesn’t like immigrants,” noted one commenter. “You like that mother****** now?”

The couple’s 17-year-old daughter, Gia Giudice, has also raised eyebrows with her defense of her father. The teen shared a video of a fan claiming the deportation ruling was “racist” because Joe is Italian.

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MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Joe Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga pose at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Teresa Giudice competes in the Bikini Division of the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MEDFORD, NJ - JUNE 09: Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice pose at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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