Larsa Pippen Reacts to Teresa Giudice's Viral Photoshop Fail: 'I Thought She Was Trying to Be Funny'

During an interview on SiriusXM’s Hits 1 Miami with Mack & Jen, the 50-year-old 'RHOM' star said that the viral mishap was meant to be a joke

<p>Alexander Tamargo/Getty; Teresa Giudice/Instagram</p> Larsa Pippin and Teresa Giudice.

Alexander Tamargo/Getty; Teresa Giudice/Instagram

Larsa Pippin and Teresa Giudice.

Larsa Pippen is finally speaking out about Teresa Giudice's birthday tribute — aka the viral photoshop fail seen around the Internet.

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s Hits 1 Miami with Mack & Jen, the Real Housewives of Miami star addressed the mishap, which she says was "supposed to be funny."

Over the weekend, the Giudice, 52, shared an Instagram post in celebration of Pippen's 50th birthday that featured a photo of the duo in bathing suits badly Photoshopped into a beach scene. Fans quickly responded, calling out the messy editing and making their own memes poking fun at the "fail."

"She sent me like three photos and she's like, 'Should we be on a beach?' and I was like running around and I just hearted the beach and I go, 'We look great on that beach,'" Pippen recalled on the show. "No idea where we were. No idea where that beach is, but I just thought it was funny. I thought she was trying to be funny for my birthday. I'm like, 'Sure,' and then I saw they were like, 'Photoshop fail.' I'm like, 'By the way, it was supposed to be funny.'"

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She continued, "I was like, 'Oh my gosh. People really think that we think it's real?' No."

Pippen also shared that Giudice sent her three different photo options to choose from, but she liked the beach photo best. "It was us doing all these different things and I'm like, 'No, we're on a beach.'"

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The reality star added that Giudice "could have found a photo of the beach," but ultimately, Pippen didn't take it too seriously. "I just was like, 'Yeah, it's great," she said.

Giudice addressed the viral moment during Tuesday, July 9 appearance on Live with Kelly and Mark.

<p>Teresa Giudice/Instagram</p> Larsa Pippen and Teresa Giudice.

Teresa Giudice/Instagram

Larsa Pippen and Teresa Giudice.

"Did you deliberately make it look like a Photoshop?" Ripa, 53, asked Giudice during the segment.

"Well, it was her birthday. I was scrambling," the reality star replied. "I was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s her birthday, I have a post a picture for her.’ We’re really close."

She continued, "That was the only picture I came across. I said, ‘Oh great, summer!’ I just didn’t like the background. And I called my assistant slash social media person and she’s like, ‘I’m in Mexico.’ And I’m like, ‘Perfect, take a picture of the beach! That’s perfect, we’re in bikinis! Put it like that.’ So it’s an actual photo but we’re just in a different place. We’re in Mexico — and now we’re all over the world."

Giudice's followers were quick to comment on the editing in the comment section of Giudice's post.

“It’s giving Zoom background,” one user commented. A second added, “Winner of the worst photo edit.”

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Fans also began circulating their own crudely Photoshopped creations, placing Giudice and Pippen in front of places like the Giza pyramids in Egypt, The Great Wall of China and and the Eiffel Tower.

Giudice took it all in good stride, reposting fans' edits to her Instagram Stories. Podcast host Christian Gray Snow also created a carousel post featuring a selection of the memes with the caption, “Larsa & Tre Round the World."

“Love it 🩷,” wrote Giudice in the comment section.

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