"Her very beauty of feature, of complexion, of carriage, counted against her. Stateliness was seen as arrogance, amiability ascribed to frivolity. She laughed a great deal and was therefore considered mocking."
There is no such thing as bad publicity? When the gossip got hot with Antoinette, you might think that yes, there was such thing as bad publicity, very very bad! The smallest things that she had to do with would turn into fabulous stories, think...Brad Pitt & Jen Aniston flying into the same airport on different days. All of a sudden you have a secret, 3 year long, romantic affair on your hands!
When Antoinette would dine with a girl friend (bosom friend if you will) it made for good gossip! The rumors would fly! Who does that?? Why would any Queen be dining with a lady like that??? She couldn't throw the smallest party without it becoming an extravagant event. And when rumors about small gambling losses started, they turned into losses that were "wasting state treasure."
Now of course there were losses that were not small by any means, but she didn't do as bad as Georgiana! That lush!
If you are interested, here is more on gambling in the 18th century!