Hail To The Power of The Petition: Summer’s Eve Pulls Out of ‘BBW’ and ‘Chad and Ev’

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May 9, 2012 ‐ By

Things are a lot less fresher on the “Basketball Wives” set because according to the anti-“Basketball Wives” petition on change.org, Summer’s Eve has pulled its advertising during the show and its expected sponsorship of the spinoff, “Chad and Ev.”

Petition creator Alexis M. posted the update on the change website yesterday along with an announcement that another company would be pulling its ads soon too.

“Just received a phone call from Summer’s Eve. They have decided to PULL ALL THEIR ADS from ‘Basketball Wives’ and upcoming ‘Eve And OCHO’!!!! YAY!

One other company has decided to pulled their ads from ‘Basketball Wives’ & ‘EVE And OCHO’ but they ask me not to announce it yet. I will name that company next week.”

Popular Critic points out that advertisers pulling out of the shows is only half of VH1 and Shed Media’s problem. Viewership of the once-popular series is also declining. Basketball Wives’ ratings have slipped from a season 4 debut of  2million viewers, to an average of 1.87 million viewers and now 1.74 million, according to Futon Critic. A lot of women probably stopped watching the show on their own after the slap heard around the reality TV world aired, but the notoriety of Alexis M.’s petition is no doubt playing a huge part in the decline. Just a few weeks into its effort, the boycott has already garnered 23,500 signatures.

These ladies might want to start exploring new career options.

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

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  • Cecelia

    NO I LOVE BASKETBALL WIVES!!! DONT TAKE IT OFF THA AIR PLZ DONT11

  • Guest

    Good Evelyn is straight GHETTO hood trash!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pretty.youngthang.52 Pretty Youngthang

    Chad & Eve scenes are the most boring part on BBW… who wants to
    watch them anyways?  Of course, people aren’t gonna watch over the top,
    we want real… Who cares who Jen is friends with?… It cost $50 or
    less to change a lock.. Eve please buy Nia a new door lock before you
    pay Chad’s mortgage… 
    & while you’re at it “grow up!”… You can call Kenya a “bumb!t@h”
    in the heat of the moment but Jen can’t call the girl that slapped her
    that.. double standards… if you don’t want to be her friend then
    don’t… Suzy learn to close your mouth… Shaunice I feel you are just
    as guilty… if a person is present for a crime & doesn’t try to
    stop
    it from happening then they catch the same charges as the one committing
    it, in the court of law… How could you sit there & let Tammy take
    that girl’s purse without trying to talk some sense into Tammy? Jen
    & Kesha have every right to call the police… nobody is on their
    side! I don’t blame Meka for not coming back. I’m not perfect & at
    times I’m guilty of losing my cool. WTBS… I still wish all you ladies
    well because at the end of the day all of you women are very influential
    and I can only pray that one day America can see the positive side of
    your lives.

  • http://twitter.com/MissToni73 MissToni

    VH1 and Oxygen Cable Television Networks: Stop showing programs that portray
    women negatively! – Sign the Petition!
    http://www.change.org/petitions/vh1-and-oxygen-cable-television-networks-stop-showing-programs-that-portray-women-negatively
    Boycott Evelyn Lozada: Don’t support Evelyn Lozada’s spinoff show “EV And
    OCHO” on VH1
    http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-evelyn-lozada-don-t-support-evelyn-lozada-s
    People against bullying: Boycott shows like Basketball Wives that glamorize
    bullying
    http://www.change.org/petitions/people-against-bullying-boycott-shows-like-basketball-wives-that-glamorize-bullyingCancel Basketball Wiveshttp://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-basketball-wivesCancel VH1’s Basketball Wives Reality Serieshttp://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-vh1-s-basketball-wives-reality-series
    VH1 and Oxygen Cable Television Networks: Stop showing programs that portray
    women negatively! – Sign the Petition!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/vh1-and-oxygen-cable-television-networks-stop-showing-programs-that-portray-women-negatively

    Boycott Evelyn Lozada: Don’t support Evelyn Lozada’s spinoff show “EV And
    OCHO” on VH1

    http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-evelyn-lozada-don-t-support-evelyn-lozada-s

    People against bullying: Boycott shows like Basketball Wives that glamorize
    bullying

    http://www.change.org/petitions/people-against-bullying-boycott-shows-like-basketball-wives-that-glamorize-bullying

    Cancel Basketball Wives
    http://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-basketball-wives

    Cancel VH1’s Basketball Wives Reality Series
    http://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-vh1-s-basketball-wives-reality-series

  • http://www.facebook.com/briwill Brianne Williams

    Summer’s Eve “pulls out” of Basketball Wives (jump offs) & Ev. Gross title, good one. Bahahaha

  • SpicyP

    I’m over the show,her and Chad

  • Oneblackstar7

    To toTo tot

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  • poetsgroove

    Yea take that coochie fresh somewhere else!

  • Emm

    I consider myself a highly educated individual but this drives me nuts. Its entertainment! This is just like when everyone made a big stink about Jersey Shore not representing Italian people correctly. We need to stop looking at one group of people as a representative of our entire race. I knew people like this and I know people nothing like this! This is a reality for some people… I hate to say that but its true. If you don’t like it… just don’t watch it???

  • Angelkay1297

    Yahoo and changethechannel iam so with you. Pure entertainment!!! the world was horrible before these shows and will be horrible after.

  • Chanda

    They need to cancel all the ‘wives’ shows and other reality shows where there’s a bunch of women packed together. It’s no wonder women are as rachet as they are now, once upon a time women didn’t act this way. Why should we even care what’s going on in others people’s lives instead of focusing on our own? While these type of shows may be slowly dying out, life will go on. They won’t be missed.

  • Chanda

    Yahoo, you’re disguested? You must watch BBW and afraid to see it go. Even if it does, oh well. Life goes on.

  • Ljones_diva1

    In a way this is sad. It’s basically saying that Evelyn has made such an a** of herself on television that major companies don’t even want their products thought about during the same time America is thinking of her. I guess “being a REAL b****” isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

  • SAYHEY

    Good riddance to bad news!Evelyn and Tami have shown themselves to be the biggest bullies on TV that profited from their horrible behavior for all to see and still expect to get other deals,I THINK NOT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8210721 Joy Kamille

    Change doesn’t happen from simply changing the channel. Good job.

    • Bettinajones

      Exactly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275022140 Corease Renee

    I admit I used to watch, but after the bullying of grown women continued, I realized that this just wasn’t the show for me.  I will say I do follow the petition and news of BBW to see how far VH1 and their supporters will allow this fiasco to continue.

    • Shontonnareed

      ITS TV DONT WATCH IT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501553010 Chellie Rae J O

    its a shame really..Ev’s been around the block a fewwwww times….i think the summers eve would come in handy..just sad

  • ChangeTheChannel

    Ok so now where’s the petition for Bad girls club, Jersey Shore, RHOA, Mobwives..Instead of focusing on one show why not target the rest..Those women were fighting and throwing drinks on season 1,2 and 3 so it shouldnt come to no surprise that the same behavior would be on season 4. Btw, Ms. Above the drama Jenn threw a drink on Eric and laughed when Eve fought on season 1-3, now petitions are being made..Hypocrisy at its finest SMH..Just change the channel people and be your own role model..

    • Nestafan2

      People have a right to protest.  And the Italian community did protest Jersey Shore to no avail.

      • Bettinajones

        Thank You let them know.

    • jgirl

      I’m black thus I only care about the portrayal of AA’s on t.v … I haven’t watched BBW since the first season and L&H.
      VH1 /MTV exploits ratchetness in all ethnic group imo. But like I stated before I’m black and I care about black representation.

    • Mayham334

      @Changethechannel , you could be right and I must say that this past season of bad Girls club was a damn mess, however BBW is ridiculous to BULLY someone like that is horrible, to be 40yrs old and jump across adn throw dishes and bottles and for the others to think it’s funny, come,  if some odid that to tami or evelyn’s daughters they will be ready to kill but i’s ok for them to do it to somone else.  I have watched the show from the very beginnign and it has gotten worse as it continues. 

    • Essjay

      You can only protest one show at a time, as well Bad Girls Club is EXPECTED to be controversial, hence the title.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ava-Gabrielle-Wise/1108075349 Ava Gabrielle-Wise

    Shaunie ONeal Takes Another Step Away From VH1 Television Show, Basketball Wives

    In her own words in a recent Vibe interview about “Basketball Wives”:

    “You don’t take a reality show and make it a movie. At least I wouldn’t,” said O’ Neal. “… Even though it has to do with basketball life, it’s not actually taking ‘Basketball Wives’ from TV and making it a movie. And it’s not about women sitting around arguing or lunching all the time.”
    “I needed some other ways to almost redeem myself. Like, this is not what I’m about people, [laughs] so let me show you. And it’s not my only way of showing but it’s a huge start. And it’s one that I know I’m gonna be 110 percent proud of.”  

    If she’s distancing herself and doesn’t want to defend it anymore, how can we?

    more on http://blazetelevisionnetwork.com
    http://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-basketball-wives 

  • Yahoo

    Really…so of all the things black womn should be upset about this lady chooses to pick on people on TV really she’s just giving them more press. Who are you to make decisions for others…honestly. There are a lot bigger issues that a petition could be started about I’m disgusted that this much energy was put into this it’s just entertainment!!! People take it too seriously

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D2JU54QTMQJO2IGAMOE4HEE5KA Big BakedApple

      Then take you lazy behind to change.org and start a petition. Always the Walmart shoppers complaining prices at Barney’s.

    • Raachek

      100% agree. These ppl do stupid things because they know it get bring in ratings. My theory is if you don’t like it, watch something else.

  • FromUR2UB

    Wow.  I’ve never seen the show, but it must be pretty bad if people are signing a petition against it.  It’s not entertaining to me to watch people behave poorly in real life.  That’s only funny within the context of scripted shows, like sitcoms and sketch comedies.

  • Rmdavis45

    All of these Ghetto Women are on a road to no where they will all end up broke no one will sign them to any kind of lucrative contract to do anything worth while including Shaunie  she will always be known as one of those Basketball wives man how sad because she could have done many other things and I am quite sure she’s wondering now what have I done was this show worth it??

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501553010 Chellie Rae J O

       these women are not ghetto… they just lack home training….ghetto women dont act like that…they just trying to make their 15 mins last lil bit longer just like Ev said to Baby about writting her book

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Tate/100000728183555 Lisa Tate

        What did Eve write about?  How to become a groupie in 5 easy steps.

    • Bettinajones

      I so agree. Bc The problems are so much bigger than anything she was looking  for. THe problems that are coming from this show has done its damage. These hoodrats (Ev,Tami, Suzie) has cause  big problems. Thar chick called karma is no joke.There is so much life and dead in your actions you have to watch yourself. SMH

  • Mls2698

    Even “Summers Eve” couldn’t help they stink they are spreading.

    • Mls2698

      the stink.

    • Bettinajones

      lol

  • awet

    Keep ‘em coming!

  • Nitty

    Can we do the same for the kartrashians?
    Thank you

    • quest

      I agree and they got Lamar Odom caught up with that mess! 

      • Veratta Pegram-Floyd

        He got himself caught up in that mess when he married Khloe. He knew what he was doing…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Tate/100000728183555 Lisa Tate

        That’s Lamar’s fault.  That was Lamar’s choice to participate with them on their shows.  He didn’t have to.  Think about it.  When Reggie was with Kim how many times did he show up on the show?

      • nico

         Frig Lamar urgly looking self. He knew how that whoring family was before he married into it.

      • Tanya Penn

        I agree, Lamar went in with both eyes open. He knew exactly what he was getting into. What i can say about this Kardashian (Khloe) is that she loves Lamar, an d on a couple of past events she has made comments about not allowing anything to come between her and her husband. I also like the fact that she is not trying to dominate their relationship the way Chris and Kourtney does…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Tate/100000728183555 Lisa Tate

      Unfortunately no.  E. signed them a week or 2 ago for 3 more years.  Forgot how much but  I believe it’s for a few million.

      • Ne Drea

        I do believe if people start boycotting that show like they during “BBW”, E! will cancel that show!!

  • max

    I admit I feel bad for them I know i’m weak. I no longer watch reality shows but I watch this one on a regular basis. Only season 1. By season 2-4 I had lost interest and jut now picked back up. Anyway I feel bad for them but you see J e w s, whites, g a y s, etc, etc standing for their community so it’s good to finally see black folk stand and let their voice be heard.  That’s a breath of fresh air in itself !

    I had no intentions of watching Ev & Chad. It’s kim & Kris all over again. Nothing about Chad says he wants to marry her. He’s always making excuses, beating around the bush, being sarcastic…just cancel it already in stead of going through with this whole tv ordeal ! !

  • SickOfRidiculous

    Wonderful! If we (including myself) discontinue our support of the overall ratchetness of certain reality tv shows they will slowly fade away. We have the power to control tv programming. 

  • guestdfw

    Im clapping!!!!Good . Now we must do our part and watch/support quality shows!

    • Smacks_hoes

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      • guestdfw

         I agree 100%!

      • Superfly

        Scandal is the best show on these days, and Good Wife. I stop going out to Ladies Nite  on Thursdays just to catch the show

      • Mrsjsincere

        love the show Scandal!!

        • I CAN’T

          I already watch The Good Wife. That show is awesome.   I need another good show to watch.  I’m gonna have to check out this Scandal show. 

          • Roryeason

             Check out On Demand for ‘Scandal’. If you watch them back to back, you won’t be able to do anything else. Awesome show! Just awesome!

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