I know we’re not supposed to watch, but “Basketball Wives” is like a car accident, sometimes it’s hard to turn away. After last night’s episode though, I think I’m just about ready to flee the scene of the crime. Tami’s altercation with Kesha Nichols was truly painful to watch, although Evelyn and Shaunie playing both sides of the fence was even more infuriating (I finally had my AHA moment about her phoniness BTW). Anyway, there wasn’t a single person watching the show who could co-sign on the childishness Tami displayed, and surprisingly, the show appeared to be just as difficult for the bully to watch herself.
After last night’s episode aired, Tami tweeted an apology about her actions but truthfully, I feel like we’ve heard this before, and it really doesn’t come across as all that heartfelt. Here’s what she said:
“I just landed in NYC, but I did catch 2nites episode on the plane. As I said earlier, this was BAD, wrong & immature-I apologize…I’m not proud of my behavior, but I own up to it and face it. I do apologizee 2my family, my friends, my kids & 2 my cast members…The supporters who have been there, I’m sorry I let U down-this was not handled properly & I felt bad THEN and now….I simply ask that U b respectful 2my kids-they R NOT on BBW & do not control my actions on the show. Don’t become what U criticze….I would have blogged this but I wanted 2 address it as soon as I landed. Accept it or not, I acknowledge & apologize to ALL involved.”
Those don’t sound like the words of a woman who realizes her number is up. Had she specifically apologized to Kesha for her taunting, maybe this would be a bit more well received but at this point, she still thinks she has room to tell someone else not to judge her (don’t become what you criticize). Sorry, Tami you could be a whole psychological case study from that one episode of “Basketball Wives” alone. Even Nicki Minaj tweeted that she was disturbed and saddened by the episode, and just judging from her cult following of “Barbz,” I’d say that petition is about to get a few thousand more signatures easily. She also retweeted a blog post on bullying written by Kesha which reads in part:
“It has been difficult for me to decide what to include in this blog entry. As a person who prides myself on turning lemons in lemonade, I had no idea how to turn the negative display of human behavior seen in Episode 12 into something positive, until now. Instead of knit picking, pointing fingers and calling names, I decided to educate myself on the issue at hand. I would like to share some of this information with you now, because when we know better, we do better.”
Somebody please educate Tami on that principle.
What do you think about Tami’s apology?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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