Beyond Boycotting: Star Jones Calling High-Profile Women To Take A Stand Against ‘BBW’

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April 26, 2012 ‐ By

Source: Poptower.com

The blow Nia Crooks took to Jen’s face on ‘Basketball Wives’ is really becoming the slap heard around the reality TV world because it seems to be the final straw in four seasons of frustration over the VH1 franchise.  We told you about the grassroots campaign to stop Chad and Evelyn’s new spinoff yesterday but media personality Star Jones said she’s taking things a step further by putting together a group of women to tell the truth about women of color in the media. Here’s what she had to say about the show when she went off about it on Twitter:

“It may be ‘comfortable’ to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot, but #ENOUGHisENOUGH

“About to put together a group of sisters to finally ‘tell the truth’ about the image of women of color in the media,” Star, said, adding that she had just had a pow wow with Black Girls Rock! creator, Beverly Bond.

“And the thought that the woman from #BBW who was smacked doesn’t have the RIGHT to file assault charges is LUDICROUS! You NEVER give up your right not to have your ‘person’ intentionally assaulted unless you are participating in an agreed physical activity.”

Shortly after, Star switched gears a little bit to talk about rap music and the poor messages it sends about women, then she wrapped it all up with a call to action from women who feel the same.

“Then we have music filled with misogyny, self-hate & WOMEN calling THEMSELVES Bs and Hs & white rappers are using the N word.

“…little black girls deserve more than what we’re giving! It sickens me @lov3lylina85 when young sis think that behavior is acceptable. U can’t get a REAL JOB acting like an animal

“I’m asking all my high profile, platform having conscientious sisters who STAND FOR SOMETHING to just say #ENOUGHisENOUGH & call folk out! Be mad. But think about what I said. WE ARE BETTER than that. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution.”

With Star Jones and Beverly Bond behind this initiative, and Sherri Shepherd who has spoken out against BBW several times, this coalition really could gain wings. Shaunie and VH1 might be getting more than they bargained for.

What do you think about Star’s words? Is this coalition necessary?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Michaelreed19

    It’s about time somebody say something

  • Celtexican

    It’s called REALITY TV people! Let’s keep it real. We can’t call on television to only show us those of our selves that we approve of… (role of my eyes).

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  • Sasha

    I agree with Star, EnougisEnough. And Guess18 is so on point, the day after the episode where Nia slapped Jennifer and Evelyn went running over the table, on the there was a video of 2 young black woman fighting over something that was said on Tweeter. It was savage and barbaric beating. Evidently the young woman that started it didn’t have any home training or positive role models. Thank God she got arrested.

  • Jacksoninsideout

    Thank you Star!! Finally someone with a strong voice is speaking out against this horrible that promotes bullying, swinging,fighting, cussin and overall ignorance. Occupy BBW !!!!

  • Je’Naye La’Nise

    Bottom line African Americans…black people are lost and self destructing due to a weak foundation and its getting worse. There are generations at stake and everyone is blaming everyone….look in the mirror at you! Your killing yourselves!! Your attitudes, your values and your lack of responsibility!!! African Americans are self destructing!!!

  • cynthia

    Yes.Enough is Enough, I work very hard to respect every one. We sister need to be respected, for all of our contributions to our men in a positive way and to our families. I raised a daughter with 3 sons believe me it wasn’t easy but i did teach them to respect self and treat others as you would treat yourself in a Godly way. I have granddaughters that i teach with the same principles love self and be proud of who you are you don’t have to show skin to prove eho you are put the book knowledge to them and they will see that you are strong and powerful with correct words of life

  • cynthia

    Yes.Enough is Enough, I work very hard to respect every one. We sister need to be respected, for all of our contributions to our men in a positive way and to our families. I raised a daughter with 3 sons believe me it wasn’t easy but i did teach them to respect self and treat others as you would treat yourself in a Godly way. I have granddaughters that i teach with the same principles love self and be proud of who you are you don’t have to show skin to prove eho you are put the book knowledge to them and they will see that you are strong and powerful with correct words of life

  • Soulwriter09

    At the end of the day if you don’t like it don’t watch it…. These women do not portray all black women there are ,and has been very distinguished black women on television. Quite frankly I think STAR JONES just doesn’t want her EX HUSBAND on the show.
    P.S IT’S ENTERTAINMENT GET A LIFE

  • Soulwriter09

    At the end of the day if you don’t like it don’t watch it…. These women do not portray all black women there are ,and has been very distinguished black women on television. Quite frankly I think STAR JONES just doesn’t want her EX HUSBAND on the show.
    P.S IT’S ENTERTAINMENT GET A LIFE

  • Soulwriter09

    ATTN: Star Jones & Parents
    Hopefully television is not raising your children. Hopefully you are raising your children with the tools they need to become successful adults. Hopefully you are raising your children to be an asset to the community, and hopefully your not taking time away from those children to comment about a television show.

  • Soulwriter09

    ATTN: Star Jones & Parents
    Hopefully television is not raising your children. Hopefully you are raising your children with the tools they need to become successful adults. Hopefully you are raising your children to be an asset to the community, and hopefully your not taking time away from those children to comment about a television show.

  • Jesusrideswitme!

    It’s too much. When I read the accomplishments of black people and watch their dignity in a black and white documentary, I could not imagine them behaving this way on film. At least the back in the day buffoons did comedy instead committing acts of violence.

  • Root truth

    Very necessary. Thank you Star! I applaud this effort to end this ignorance!

  • PROUD SISTER

    If Evelyn gets a show boycott that too. Also someone should ask Sister2Sister if they really want to keep Tami Roman on the roster with her column. Evelyn, Tami should go on Dr. drew show to talk out their addictions to men,money,self esteem and learn manners.

  • Holliwoodpink

    If this is the case we should take off most shows discovery channel shows u how to shoot guns and where to get them which ones are the most powerful and kill the fastest. Also showing shows like marijuana inc. Which goes he people live in a small town and grow and sell marijuana to make money kids grow up learning how to grow and sell marijuana but that’s ok because it white people so nobody has a problem with that. Bottom line is people need to quit taking things so personal teach your kids rite

    • Soulwriter09

      I KNOW THAT’S RIGHT

    • Soulwriter09

      I KNOW THAT’S RIGHT

  • Ola

    I say, not only is it about time. It is long overdue. The women on these shows are simply a disgrace.

  • Mikkalotious

    YES IT IS !!!

  • ma7dre

    Well, I did something about it…..i got “rid of” cable t.v.!!!!…and watch “very little” of regular t.v. unless it’s PBS, or DVD film(s) that I choose to watch…..(personally) it became so ultra negative, watching these “images’, thoughts, beliefs, lifestyle of those who “dominate” the media and realizing money, not morals rule this world……the change, though not hard, required “getting use to” but once I did, the peace, tranquililty and “activated learning” (for me) without “TV’s imput was powerful!……reading( something I have always enjoyed), enjoying the “outside”, actually “talking” to neighors and friends, “without” TV, etc interference, is such a blessing..

    I believe we as a people (black/white) are being “marched” unknowingly down the road to complete destruction by a society of people who came to this country, MURDERED AND ENSLAVED A PEOPLE, (Natives) (Africans) for power and money, with all of that history, not to mention the wars, continually created murdering others in THEIR OWN country! and call it “protecting” OUR FREEDOM!!!…..What Freedom?….Go visit the Native (Indians) live in “third world conditions IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY!!!! (OR what WAS their country……I can go on and on…..it’s just time to “wake up” people!!!….why do we believe that a GOD who created this planet is going to allow this hatred, murdering and sexual immorality to continue?. 

    The bible said (whether you believe it or not, does not make it less true!!)…..”RIGHT SHALL BECOME WRONG AND WRONG SHALL BECOME RIGHT….MEN SHALL BE LOVERS OF THEMSELVES….ETC…..

    IT IS LATER THEN YOU THINK!!!!

  • Lachiavola

    I think Star Jones should stfu.  Why censorship?  This IS a real sampling of how some women are.  I for one, never have taken it as a broad generalization of an entire ethic category.  I think Kesha, Royce and Jennifer are all distinct, good women and don’t see why they can’t be held in a good light.  No damn body is perfect.  Does Star think she is?  Who is she to decide what the world should watch?  Now the world knows Ev is a triflin psycho, and that Nia is a volatile whack job, and Tami is angry and volatile too.  Explain to me how these types of personalities are not real and that many women are indeed like this.  Just as many are good business women like Kesha, Royce and Jen… as well as being a single woman (Royce).  Should we ban Celebrity Rehab while we are at it?  It obviously portrays all celebrities as weak drug addled and narcissistic.  Get what I am saying?  I think these shows have taught me alot about people’s personalities and how they can be entirely different people than what they try to represent themselves as. 

    • Lachiavola

      I meant to say “as well as being a single mom (Royce)”

    • Soulwriter09

      I don’t think they heard you SPEAK. These women are probably bitter who want to boycott the show anyway.

    • Soulwriter09

      I don’t think they heard you SPEAK. These women are probably bitter who want to boycott the show anyway.

  • Am3lya_tandi

    I don’t live in the States so I don’t watch those reality shows but I did watch the Tia & Tamera show which I thought was lovely as the sisters encouraged each other even if they had their little arguments. I finally went online to watch the clip because I’ve been reading so much about it. Honestly I felt embarrassed while I was watching it. The way that woman Evelyn jumped on the table like some wild beast was truly deplorable. If this was a drama tv show (and even in tv show they don’t show this type of violence amongst women) I would have maybe understood but this is portraying itself as a reality tv show so I don’t think it’s a good look. The fact that they go on twitter and condone their ridiculous behaviours is even more disturbing to me.

  • guestdfw

    Ok when a social call to action is being made I don’t won’t to jump on the bandwagon without some self reflection and reality check. I don’t like the message of the show. This is why I view more positive shows like Sweetie Pie’s, Mowery sisters, the Braxtons (some drama but the message is about family love). BBW, Mob wives, Bad Girls club, Real World, Jersey Shore, is entertainment yes but I have a 11yr old niece whose mother(no relation) thinks that these shows are fine for her daughter until the last 6 months her child started fighting in school. The kids in her school are aggressive and unmannerly so that think this behavior is acceptable. My niece believes this is how the world works. To a degree she is right(wars, genocide, etc.) but I believe in the village theme. Just because her mother is failing in teaching her when to fight and that the world is unfair and that black girls are incarcerated at a higher rate than their counterparts, I will whenever I can. I try to be a better example in civility amongst my brothers and sisters but it is hell. Especially when a GROWN 30 something woman wanted to fight physically me over a FB post I had to think of my niece first because my niece saw the post. I had to show her how to be the better woman. So the reality is this…immaturity and incivility is king at the moment..Jerry Springer is still on the air and so is Maury. They can’t have a show about us if we keep giving them a show about us at home, church, da streets, barber shops, beauty shops, da hood, etc. Are you ready to check your friends and family that are out of order? Are you ready to be checked about your behavior? I signed the petition but that is not where the work begins.

  • MixedUpInVegas

    While I agree with Star’s premise, most of us are working women who don’t have her kind of influence.  What we do have, however, is consumer power–complain to the advertisers on these ratchet shows and let them know you will no longer buy their products.  Let them know you will encourage everyone you know to boycott them and take your purchasing dollars to their competitors. 

    It hurt Rush Limbaugh when consumers complained to his advertisers–many dropped him like he was on fire.  Consider it, my fellow sisters.  It works.

  • Concerned for the human race

    I agree with a boycott,  BUT for all shows that degrade ALL WOMEN.  This is about our gender, not a subset of our gender.  Unfortunately those with the money that produce the shows knows what’s sells, and there are milllions out there who have nothing better to do than to tune in and that’s just ignorant.  I weep for the future. INstead of spending 20 hours a week in front of the tv, people could be using that time to get a college education, reading books, doing charity/philanthropy  AND actually empowering the human race instead of bringing it to a level of just savages. 

  • JLGStone

    It’s way past time! All that bad girls club, bbw, real wives crap is bad for power women everywhere. Only weak people act like that…smh

  • Janice Dee

    Don’t watch the show, but help me out here please!!! Wasn’t Star and NeNe acting a fool on the Celebrity Apprentice show?  Didn’t watch that either, but remember reading about the flare ups.  Can someone clarify please because you can’t be part of the problem and then complain about it. 

  • Rhondahullaby

    Yes! I’m ready to motivate change in media!!!!!

  • Ro

    I told myself that I was not going to watch this season because last season was ENOUGH for me…then at my cousin’s house I ended up watching it because she likes the show.  After seeing Jen get slapped, I was disgusted. I knew I wasn’t missing out on anything but deciding to no longer watch the show. It’s a mess. Even as grown women we have to be careful what we watch because whether we believe it or not it can affect us.  I’m a walking example that not all black women are angry and this show is not helping us who are on a mission to stop the stereotypes.  I stand with Star Jones…and even if we don’t have the platform that Star has, we have a platform in our homes, our communities, in our family and in any other circle of influence to make a positive difference. We have to be the change we want to see in this world.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HB2EZDGOE26ZXUUUH666QOL2ZQ Lola

    Frankly I don’t see how people can watch those IQ reducing “reality” shows but to each their own. They couldn’t pay me to watch any of that crap.

  • Apparels7

    TWENTY years from now, WE are going to see how THE ENEMY really played us, with a DOLLAR BILL YAWL….THANK-YOu, STAR and all who CAN …and ALL who WILL…

  • http://twitter.com/lucylee lucylee

    Enough is enough. I saw the show for the 1st time this year and I was embarrassed. This show seems to be a venue for women whose only claim to fame is I married or dated a pro basketball player. Their antics are uncouth and reinforce the belief people will do anything for 15 minutes of fame and a few dollars.

  • KSummons

    It’s about time!  Enough has been enough for me.  I switched back to watching primetime tv on Major Networks giving up Bravo, VH1, Oxygen and any other show who provides the story line of drinking, fighting, cussing and sleeping with multiple partners as forms of tv entertainment.  Reality TV has crossed the line and until viewers take it upon themselves to say Enough is Enough they will continue to get away with it.  The Viewers have the power dont’ just say you have had enough, Don’t watch it, don’t be entertained by it just dismiss it all together.  Allow S. O’Neal and her Executive Producing Epic Failure be put to rest…..Goodbye

  • Bonitawoods

    Enough is enough !!!!!!!!! Coming across a dining table !!!! Tammi seems to have found her niche and Evelyn is just miserable. I don’t watch it anymore. We should be teaching our children how to resolve conflicts in a more ladylike manner. At first, it was funny but now it’s just embarrassing .

  • DXTASY

    I rather pick up a good book to read than to watch this sh… er excuse me this stuff.

  • jay bee

    If anything can be gained from these shows (mission nearly impossible) it’s that they do provide a teachable moment we could have with our children.  Instead of recoiling from these images, we can meet them head on and discuss what they observe as the pros and cons of highly aggressive, combative behavior.  What impression(s) of the women are they left with? Walk them through what they see as the likely outcomes  for each woman.  Would there be any difference if these events happened in “real” life, where law enforcement might get involved or people have regular jobs with professional expectations? How might they have handled things differently?
    It takes a village to raise a child so it’s not robbery to require these shows to be more responsible in their content choices. 

  • Guest18

    Necessary and long overdue

  • Kathicks01

    Amen Star!  AMEN!!!!..but I hope this act has nothing to do with the fact that your ex Al Reynolds is collecting a check from this show Lol…But Yes!! I agree 100%

    • strike_a_poseur

      Al is besties with Jennifer; the main victim of the bullying. Therefore, I don’t believe this has anything to do with the tiny check he may have received. He was on the show no more than three times.

  • LeeLee

    The rappers are the worse to me.  They set the tone for what women should look like and how they should act and our women fall right into that trap.  Young girls as well as grown women lose their freedom to be comfortable with themselves and they feel like they have no other option or their own belief in what sex appeal should be other than having a big booty and boobs.  This causes alot of young ladies to lose their self esteem because they do not have that.  Not knocking this but the truth is the truth, since when did we start glorifying strippers?  What about the college grad, mothers or fathers being the backbones of their families.  These kids coming up today may be a smart and tech generation but they are also very impressionable.

    Another thing that gets me is the Jay-Z’s and all the rest started this sagging of the pants and now they have pulled up their pants yet have not said anything to their fans telling them to do the same. Why can’t they speak out?  I know it is not their job but they are being looked up to.

  • nelly

    I understand taking a stand for women of color I am a black woman, we need to take a stand for ALL women, every single Housewives  show on Bravo, fight, wheather its slapping, punching throwing drinks in each others face they have all done it, Persian women on Shahs of Sunset they act a fool too, Football wives, BBW, Baseball wives (all VH1) Bad girls club, rock of love, MTV’s the Real World, Love and Hip hop, they all do it. Women are protrayed bad on the Bachelor as well, catty fighting over one man, its disgusting.  Its not right, lets not only be up and arms when it comes to Evelyn and Tammi, be up and arms when it is all these women..People think its not that bad in Beverly Hills bullcrap have u seen that show?? People will act a fool for fame, it dosent matter the race. Women stand up!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KJ2TVKKT5Z6CSKWDBFCZ5U4KX4 Get real

    evelyn is not black stop claiming her as black and the only bbw is or was jennifer the rest are ex-girlfriends or baby mothers of ball players kids after being with someone for 5 to 10 years with 2/5 kids and he didn’t marry if you were like this now only can think what you were like than i can see why

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KJ2TVKKT5Z6CSKWDBFCZ5U4KX4 Get real

    it’s hard to really think a grown woman would go on a table like that on tv and really for no reason she look a fool and really out of control and shanie try and defend her come on now and you are the mother of girls and so is eve

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KJ2TVKKT5Z6CSKWDBFCZ5U4KX4 Get real

    yes yes please show them how wrong they are and i hope jennifer go thru with the charges and now bbw claims to be boycotting the reuion good

  • Missjofnc

    I agree with Star Jones 100%, but let’s get some things straight here.
    Evelyn Lozado is not black.  I don’t claim her and neither should anyone else.  She is Hispanic and let her stay that way.  She may be a woman of color, but that could be Indian, Egyptian or other nationalities.  Either way she is not Black or African American so she does not represent those of us who are.  As for the rest of them, other than Royce, who is suspect, all those women have some explaining and repenting to do for their behavior.  Just because Jen is taking the high road now, doesn’t negate the way she was before. She was a bourgeois patsy for Ev for years until she made the mistake of saying something out of school and got the backlash.  Shaunie O’Neal should be ashamed of herself putting her production credit to this nonsense and sitting back pretending that she is so above it all and not involved.  Tami Roman is just desperate an ultra ghetto. Evelyn is trash and always will be.  She knows no different. The two new ones that have shown up have shown you why 1 was left at the alter, country and backwards and other is in the midst of a divorce with her soon to be ex putting her on blast about plastic surgery.  No one in their right mind would believe that these females represent them in way shape or form. They were mostly side-pieces and jump-offs who had babies by currently broken down formed NBA players.  Real women get jobs, take care of their homes and their kids and hold themselves to a higher standard than these designer clothes wearing individuals. 

  • Sasseynsweet

    I agree that it’s time to take a stand against all of the negative images. Young females DO NOT need to watch this type of programming; it sends the wrong message. I support what Star and other sisters are doing to educate, empower and inform each other about the importance of promoting positive images of ourselves. Our young people need and deserve more than what these shows are providing. 

  • Maryann P1227

    Is it necessary???? It is beyond that. I don’t watch BBW or HoA because I am still trying to figure out whose reality that is. Yes we should do something. I am so sick of Black women being disrespected and accepting it!!!! It’s one thing to be disrespected but these women disrespect themselves by calling each other B’s and H’s and thinking it’s ok.  I am also flabbergasted at how these young girls go out in public and use language worse than any man would use.  It’s horrible. You’re absolutely right, Star–ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!! Sign me up!!!!

  • Cha Cha

    I agree… Enough has been enough. I refuse to watch any of the “wives” shows… It’s sad that young girls today are going to grow up thinking this behavior is not only acceptable, but encouraged. These woman are getting paid big money to basically act a fool. What message is that sending to young girls today? These women are being rewarded for bad behavior, and I for one am sick of it… SICK.OF.IT!

  • ballsinspace

    Before I actually read the article, I thought BBW meant something else.

  • Johnylee

    I like it! Where do I sign up??? Yes, me and my family have been boycotting the show ourselves but we do need a bigger movement! It’s been enough “assaults” on Black women from “outside” sources then for us to be assaulting each other!

  • Dreama70

    I had this as my stat back in Nov when I watched about 15 min of BBW that my husband had turned to -

    I’m sorry but Basketball Wives, RHWOA, and all that other realty ish is an EMBARRASSMENT to women – especially women of color. Those that should be our classiest aren’t as presentable as their trashiest. No wonder Ice T thinks he came up by marrying a white porn star and Kim Kardashian is a basketball players gold standard. Gottamn ladies – frking up the curve. I, for one, wouldn’t be caught dead turning to that ish. It’s sad to think I’m too classy to marry a black millionaire. MY GHETTO AZZ?! They make me look like Condolezza Rice.

    Personnally I’ve noticed an amazing backlash against women in TV shows (over saturating TV with female vapidness, cat-fighting and sexuality-as-your-success-plan) since Hillary ran for the presidency. I think it’s very purposeful.

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  • Supra050

    Thank u Star Jones for taking a stand. U said it very well: enough is enough. How getho irresponsible. Evelyn, although pretty doesn’t even understand her impact on the roles she plays in front of millions of people. How sad. When I think of the fact that she has a daughter it makes me wonder about the relationship she developed with her: brutal, violent, selfish, unconsiderate. She presents herself like a junior high kid without any control. If in fact she valued Jennifer friendship, she should pull her aside from the get go and have a serious conversation regading the issues that surfaced. Instead, she chose to call out Jennifer in front of everybody with the intent and purpose of creating ratings for the show. How selfish! How fowl! Jennifer should file a suit, include all assaltants and wait in a rocking chair for the payment. Don’t they see how Shaq ex acts. Come on, she is classy. There are so many causes they could chose to be a part of in order to boost ratings. Kids in hospitals sick, widows or veterans wives left behind, unwanted children. They need to understand they’re there to make a difference in peoples lives and the goal should be to impact the world in a positive matter. If Evelyn thinks her point accross needs to be communicated by jumping on a table to beat out somebody, then she needs some counseling, she needs to be mentally reevaluated, she needs JESUS.

    • Miatrotter1977

      I USED to watch Basketball Wives… I stopped watching soon as Tammi slapped Meka for no good reason.  Then I HEARD that Evelyn and her friend has now attacked Jen…. I’m finished with Basketball Wives for those very reasons. I agree with Star Jones.

  • Yeah….OK

    And then these networks need to be held accountable as well…. They pay these women thousands and thousands of dollars to act a fool!! And even though women like star jones and other women with common sense wouldn’t have lowered for that. This kind of show attracts these hoodrats and groupies that are looking for this “baller lifestyle” and they are willing to do ANYTHING for it!!! So much luck star, much luck… I hope she can make an impact because as long as vh1 pays these no standard having azz women to act a fool they will always have a steady stream of applicants!

    • strike_a_poseur

       It’s the new minstrel show!

  • CA Pullen

    I agree.  People need to stop watching not only basketball wives, but love & hip hop, and  all those foolishenss, fighting and cursing that degrades black women.   Not only TV but people need to stop buying degrading rap music (i.e. lil wayne and others who degrades black women). I stopped watching basketball wives after season two.

  • The Doll

    BBW is not a good look for African American women or basket ball wives who are a class act. I call them makeup wearing, high heel, maxi-dress wearing thugs!!! I am so glad Royce has separated herself and I pray Jennifer does the same. Yes, sue Nia & Evelyn!!! I guess I watch it in hopes that they will see themselves and see the error of their ways but you can’t buy class!!! Tell you what, after watching BBW, watching “Lala” is a breath of fresh air; Basketball wives, watch & learn!!! #Teamstarandbeverly

  • Pao

    I will admit I have been a reality tv viewer of most of the 1st seasons of these shows but after whats i have seen after the 1st onees, I think all these shows that portray women as uneducated, alcoholic, promiscuous etc. ALL need to be taken off the air. What are we now animals?? cave men?? the problem is that ppl actually watch this garbage and it has ratings so how will they ever cancel them?? BBW, BGC, Mob Wives, Jersey Shore all this crap that glorifies violence, crime, sex, drugs, money, all needs to be cancelled. Its disgusting. women running accross tables, stages, screaming things like “Im gonna kill you B….!! “I gota get it in”, “you´re dead!” i really cant believe the women are making money of being circus freaks and enojoying every minute of it. I SAY CANCEL THEM NOW!!

  • LUVBNBLK

    I agree, that these shows are garbage, but my question is who are making these shows popular. Life imitates art – what we see we can become…

    I’ve always know that the majority of gansta and bravo rap was false, but this generation is making rhyme into reality. Too many of these kids are ACTIVELY choosing to live the hood life, even with a good family life at home. We need to watch this generation VERY carefully and actively fight for our future.

  • Mrsjsincere

    I do think Ev went too darn far with her animal antics …Bad Girls Club dont even have a purpose besides fighting…Enough is Enough

    • Yeah….OK

      You right bad girls club they just put a bunch of ignorant women in a house and see how quickly they will fight…………and then they quick to break up the fight……which I really don’t get since the whole premise of the show is to see them fight…..but anywho. They plan on these girls having mental problems because that’s how they cast it, but they DON’T HELP THEM no counseling or mental evaluations. They let them fight and then kick them out … That show is pointless…

  • Serenity

    Right on, Star!  And I’m so glad to see so many ladies here who agree.  I cannot watch those stupid shows–Housewives, none of ‘em.  And I did try at first, but they were just so ignorant and embarassing, and not entertaining to me at ALL. 

    Plus I work at a non-profit and one of our workshops consists of young, single mothers who we are trying to prepare for the job market.  Over the last few years the incidents of fighting, ‘going off’ on classmates and instructors, and just plain old ig’nant behavior have visibly increased, and we on the staff are pretty sure that these shows have contributed to the rise in bad behavior.

  • Ladyspencer

    Hell Yeah ! I thought it was awful to see and embarrassing to show.  Now people can pin us women as violent and out of control when someone says something that she doesn’t like.  I couldn’t believe I watched it, but I can not watch BBW anymore.

  • wondertwin

    I’ve been my own “coalition” for years because I never watched it. I think the most offended party should be authentic WIVES of athletes, as opposed to these –uh–ladies on display here. I agree with the stance Star Jones is taking. I am just sad that it even requires these great lengths to get this trash off the air.

    • Yeah….OK

      Which is what it is trash…. We were talking about the other day how this show Now or ever has had NOTHING to do with being a basketball wife or the game of basketball…. All they do is meet to eat and fight!! What does that have to do with anything?!?!??! I can’t wait till they cancel this sh1t!!!

    • Shutupaboutthesnacks

      Ive never watched it.  Tired of bw behaving this way then complaining because we are stereotyped.  These women have kids, too.

  • Rah Truth

    Every week teen girls are cheering and excited every time the women fight. They talk and laugh about it with their friends for days. They log onto blogs talking about what they would have done and what would have happened “had it been me”. They think it’s cute. They think it’s a way to become a star. And, oddly, the main two who do the bullying, name calling, and physical fighting are two who have teenage daughters! Evelyn and Tammi need to go NOW!

  • google

    Questions: 1.  Are these shows another form of explotation?  2.  Over the last 10 years, how many negative shows do you think have added to the demiss of our moral fiber as women?  3.  Do you think that celebs have any responsiblity in this matter?  4.  What do you think about the music and celebs that degrade our own people?  Just interested in your thoughts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1709178559 Catherine Dixon-Howard

      To your questions you asked is yes.  I think that the writers have given up on good sitcom and revert to these stupid realityshows.  I have a 15 year old daughter and we talk about it all the time.  These programs are bad for young girls that have friend and they have disagreements and how they are suppose to act and the music that they are listening too (degrading).  Celebs are just out for the money and don’t realize how it is affecting our youth.  Then they go home and sit pretty while our young are killing, drinking, angry etc., because of what has entered into their spirits through these TV shows.    Maybe we need to go back to when TV shows ended at midnight and at 10 the only thing being broadcast is the news until midnight and everybody is sleep.

  • Kenya

    BBW is not the only show that needs EnoughisEnough.  The bad girls club is among them as well.  Ladies we have to show our YOUNG BLACK GIRLS/LADIES how to be LADIES even when someone tries to pull you out of your character.  If we don’t teach them they are doomed to repeat.  Our ancestors were sold, bought,beaten,raped, dehumanized, but they still fought for us to be WHAT EVER WE WANT TO BE and we repay by NOT KNOWING SELF WORTH.  What happened to working for what you want now its all about get what you can anyway you can no matter what.

    • Yeah….OK

      Shoot the motto is now as long as u getting paid do what u wanna do…. SMH got naked women on twitter Talkin bout I’m so blessed….CH… Jesus take the wheel!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1709178559 Catherine Dixon-Howard

      I agree to what you’re saying and to add if they were teaching in school the black history like they did when I was in school for the whole month of February we talked, did projects, took trips to the black history museums, saw movies, wrote reports, talked about that time to remind us where we came from and where we should be going, then I believe that our young girls and boys would understand that we need to be better then what society is saying about us.  BBW is a bad display of BLACK WOMEN.  

    • LeeLee

      OMG Kenya!  I could not agree more about that stupid degrading show, BAD GIRLS CLUB.  The reality of that show is it is really depicting black kids and the other races that do come on there (lil white girls) they are considered to be what they are saying about black girls, ghetto and trifling.  These shows do nothing but extort those girls and demean all women who think anything of themselves.  You hit it right on about our ancestors.  They are probably turning in their graves.

  • google

    I so agree.  No wonder our children have learned to be less then their own dreams require them to be.  This is exactly why we’re disrespected, because we allow women like BBW to speak to, not for; the mass.  I don’t watch it nor is it allow to be watched on my tv.  But then too, I don’t endorse alot of what is on television or the radio anymore.   

  • Domkalonli

    She is right!…the music is today is terrible but I dont watch BBW so cant comment!

  • http://twitter.com/LyonsDarlene Darlene Lyons

    Yes Lord about time.  Enough is enough.  Its really not cute how Evelyn and Tammi are acting.  I am raising three impressionable teenage aged girls who are getting mixed messages.  I don’t allow them to watch anymore.  Not only are black women better than that ALL WOMEN are.  We couldnt vote as women or people of color.  We are still not making the money men are doing the exact same jobs.  What happened to sisterhood?  What happened to morals?  What happened????

    • Monica

      It’s not Basketball Wives job to raise your impressionable teenagers.  It’s your job as a mother to set the foundation, love, respect, Godly principles, and guidance to them. Did you have conversations with your daughters about the women’s behavior?  To see how they viewed it and opinions.  I watch Basketball Wives for entertainment.  Even if I could act a damn fool without being locked up, and loss of a job.  I have no desire to because of the truths my parents instilled in me.

      • LeeLee

        Monica, are you a mother ESPECIALLY TO TEENAGERS?  If not then you really do not have any room to speak but if you are then you should know and understand where Darlene is coming from. Kids have 2 faces, the parent face and the friend face.  You can raise them with all that you mentioned above but truth be known kids are curious and of course they may want to see what the big hype is.  They can tell you exactly what you want to hear and you can ban those type of shows from your home but the internet and other friends televisions do work.  Yes you should talk to them and see where their heads are but we are dealing in reality.  Teens are very impressionable and that is that. It is not the shows job to raise our kids but they certainly can set a better example especially as BLACK women who have always gotten the bad rap!

        • Yolanda Dukes-Washington

          AMEN!!!!!

        • Lalatarea

          well i was a teenager only a cpl years ago and my sis still is and i can assure u if raise em right and give em the confidence they need them yes they will be able to resist the “impressions” of bbw! do u remember being a teenager? were u really that naive? my sis and i weren’t a rare exception either. BOTTOM LINE, YOU well be ur childs biggest influence! Monica had it right if u instill ur children with values and have a CONVERSATION with them they may stray a little in their teen years but they’ll come back around.
          have an OPEN relationship with ur kids/teens,don’t judge and listen to them.

      • Guest18

        What about the “impressionable teenagers” who don’t have mothers or positive, present role models.  Is this what they should find in the media as to what they should model themselves after?  Sure there are SOME positive images out there (however very few), but we have to know that we are all a unitedly connected family.  We all have responsibility to one another.  Especially our youth.  When you have these types of images projected as ideal and desired (all these women SEEM glamorous and claim to be rich) what do you think kids will strive for?  That is why we are saying the media HAS to have some responsibility in this also.  Do not think for one minute television doesn’t affect your attitudes – take yourself for example.  It has made you (a grown woman) accept the lie that this is only entertainment for you – if you look deeply you will see that this show has influenced your set of morals.  Why do you find it entertaining for these women to fight, curse, and act in a debased manner?  Something to think about…I had to evaluate these things myself and stop watching this show in its first season.  Believe it or not what we view is a type of association -  we invite these people and their attitudes into our homes and our lives.  That’s why it is so important that those in a position to change things (like Star) do so and why you and I switch this mess off and pick up something uplifting to read (preferably to our children). :-)

        • LeeLee

          Thank you Guest18! :)

      • Apparels7

        YEA, but Darlene is speaking of those girls, young women who’ve not A SOUL there to teach them and prepare them…just as your parents.  THESE women on said show, must have been hand picked as in pick the most stupid FOR we have not time to search for TALENT. WE stand for those who stood….THANK-YOU, Darlene.

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