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by Staff, YourBlackWorld.net Star Jones has had enough with Basketball Wives and is launching a campaign against it.  After seeing recent episodes where women such as Evelyn Lozada have been fighting (with Evelyn climbing across the table to attack a woman), Jones says that it’s time to turn the corner on the destructive nature of the show. Jones has this to say about the matter: “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,” she said. Star made reference to a recent episode, where Jennifer Williams was slapped.  Williams has decided to file suit against those involved, rather than responding with additional violence. “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,” Star went on to write. Star then issued a call to other women with platforms to support her movement. “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.”

Star Jones Declares War on Basketball Wives: Calls Sisters to Stand Up Against the Show

by Staff, YourBlackWorld.net

Star Jones has had enough with Basketball Wives and is launching a campaign against it.  After seeing recent episodes where women such as Evelyn Lozada have been fighting (with Evelyn climbing across the table to attack a woman), Jones says that it’s time to turn the corner on the destructive nature of the show.

Jones has this to say about the matter:

“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,” she said.

Star made reference to a recent episode, where Jennifer Williams was slapped.  Williams has decided to file suit against those involved, rather than responding with additional violence.

“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,” Star went on to write.

Star then issued a call to other women with platforms to support her movement.

“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.”



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108 comments

  1. I must say the only reason I watch the reruns of this show is to confirm my conclusion.

    These women are ex-wives for a reason. If my Black Nephew , son or cousin was a crackhead, I still would not want him to marry these pieces of trash….Evelyn losado must make hispanic women hang their heads low.. Tammy is a curse to her mother and her daughters. … The other white girl is a total retard. Kenny Anderson I sympathize with you OH the power of a Dogs Vagina!! the Bible States: a Whorish Woman will bring a man to his knees…………….WOW and this is not acting these are their real personalities…….Can you blame a decent Black Basketball player for wanting a white woman??? We should pray for tammy daughters because tammy is such a rotten person her sins will definitely effect her daughters future happiness —They must pray………

  2. TAMI ROMAN IS A DISGUSTING HUMAN BEING. SHE NEEDS TO REALISE THAT WHERE SHE IS FROM IS NOT THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD. OTHER FIGHT PEOPLE WERE BROUGHT UP NOT TO FIGHT AND ACT LIKE LIKE THE BULLY SHE IS. SHAUNIE O’NEAL IS A DISGRACE FOR LETTING ANYONE REPRESENT HER IN THAT MANNER!

  3. It’s sad to see woman on T.V bully each other. The basketball wife show must been taken off the air. its sad keysha its sorry to see you get bully. STOP BULLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Maybe this is why NE didn’t include Chad as part of the team, perception is everything on and off the field. What is Chad going to do when she goes off on him? The handwriting is on the wall, if I were Chad I wouldn’t ignore it.

  5. I just have one thing to ask Ochocinco “what are you thinking marrying one of these women, is this the example you want for your children all this rebelliousness, vulgarity, and just down right disgusting. I feel bad just watching the show sometimes, i can’t believe women behave like this and think they are appealing. Please don’t call them ladies, check you dictionary to see who is a lady. Americans call everyone ladies even if they are criminals. (stop it) If my son bring one of these women home I would chase him back thru the door. Shame on you all like is not all about living like a slut for your information there’s decent people out there. I’m with Star.

  6. Totally embarrassed by the show BBW. Mindless drama, violence and unimaginable lower class for sisters with or without money. Bullies are not cool. Man & woman should stand up against the show … it’s stupid and ridiculous. Too offensive to watch, please pull the plug.

  7. I think this is a horrible example of how Black women should conduct them selves. Elevin and Tammi are bullies that think that they can degrade and harm the other women without any consequences. Im ashamed of them, and they need to be shame. I dont want the young women in family to think that acting the way they do is ok. They call each other the B word like they change their panities. Shuanie is the instigator and has the power to make this show positive. Cancel or change the show. i get emotional and upset when i watch, i just wanna go out side myself and smack some sense into my Black sister, however i love Yah and i have to continue to pray for each everyone of my sisters.

  8. PLease get this off the air shame on you Shaunie, there is a reason you don’t see Junita Jordan, Vanessa Bryant or other real wives on this show. Only baby mamas and women who have slept their way around the NBA.Why don’t we see white women put in this light. smh

  9. Enough is enough just down right degrading for anyone to think they are ladies and all they are is fools.They need to go and go now.

  10. EMBARASSING!! and very hard to explain to my asian wife and her family when they ask “Is that how it really is??

  11. now we all know some will do any thing for $$$. Regardless of how it makes them look or what people will think about them. we all know what will be said if /when the ladies of the program read these comments.

    Then we all know a number of young people think this is real life, and will act out the parts in their life.

  12. Thank you Star I felt ill, sick to my stomach when I saw it. I didn’t understand what she had done to deserve that.

  13. FIRST OF ALL THE REAL PROBLEM IS EVELYN,TAMMY, THESE ARE BULLIES.THE STATMENT THAT KESHIA MADE WHEN HER AND ROYCE/FRIENDS WENT TO D&B, AND KESHIA SAYS IT FELT GOOD TO BE HAVE FUN, AND NOT HAVE TO WATCH WHAT YOU SAY AND BE HIT, IF YOU SAY THE WRONG THING. THESE LADIES ARE JUST UPSETTING TO BLACK WOMEN. I WILL NOT SUPPORT EVELYN/CHAD ON VH1.
    JENNIFER IS THE VICTIM, SHE HAS NOT HIT ANYONE, AND ELEVLYN NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE SHOW, AND SHE IS GIVING THAT SHOW A BAD NAME, MY HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND IS SO UPSET THAT SHE DOES NOT EVELYN AT ALL, TURN THE TV TO AVOID EVELYN ON TV, THAT’S HOW BAD WOMEN ARE DISGUSTED WITH BBW. SHAUNIE/TAMMIE A JOKE

  14. I am all for Black employment. Remove Evelyn and the show will be tolerable.

  15. I totally agree with Star, enough is enough. The show reflects women of color in a very negative way.

  16. The next big reality show— “BASKETBALL WIVES: BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT! WATCH AS EVELYN FINALLY MEETS HER MATCH— IN PRISON!!”

  17. I understand what Star is saying. However if were looking for diversity we just got it. Elevlyn showed how latino women can act, the assistant tht slapped Jen showed how some black women could act, and Jen showed how some black women can react. I think Evelyn is a bully and Shaunie and Tammy sat back and watched it. Remember the same thing could happen to ur children and someone will sit back and watch.

  18. She,s right to arrange a boycott of this show though i’v never watched it i can only imagine the stupidness that these so called women purvey.Not just basketball wives but all the other dumbed down reality shows featuring black folks making spectacles of themselves for loot.

  19. I AGREE WITH STAR…THIS IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT.

  20. I have never watched any of these shows. Never saw the appeal of watching a “housewife” or baby momma. If Star or anyone else with a working brain cell can remember, these shows came about due to the writer’s strike. Just another form of Scabs, that’s all these people are. I will not support them in any way, shape, or form. Since this is Amerikkka, they have the right to exploit themselves any way they see fit. Does not mean I have to agree/support it.
    I really don’t see why it took any person to finally stand up to this mess, not just the BBW, but all of it.

    • FthathoughtPolice

      Your observation is a much clearer view of what is really being put over on and force fed to the masses. After Survivor became a huge success, the realty t.v. “star” was born. I quickly abandoned the format realizing that corporations, stations, and producers were getting rich, but the breeding ground for the next generation of young great actors/actresses was being stolen from them. Don’t get me wrong, I care about the images that are put out there represnting people of color, but I also care about the images that are spoon fed to all youth as exceptable behavior amongst civilized people. This has turned into a positive experience for myself because the television and radio have taken a backseat to the library and books, in my life.

  21. Its not that we have to demand zero ratchetness on tv..to some degree it is entertainment to some…the bigger issue is the lack of balance in the images and portrayal of us on tv and in film.. So let’s not get so caught up in the battle to fight against something, that we do not fight FOR balance with equal ferver… mess around and end up with zero representation on tv AND film…

    • Is,nt it more about black folks being in control of who represents us in the tv and film media.If we had our own media for tv and film then we would,nt have these dumb shows portraying black folks making complete fools of themselves.Not that i care about them as much but asians and east indians have had their own tv and film media for ages.Its long overdue that black folks have our own medias independant of the mainstream .

  22. The issue shouldn’t be that we have zero ratchetness on tv..to some degree it is entertainment to some…the bigger issue is the lack of balance in the images and portrayal of us on tv and in film.. So let’s not get so caught up in the battle to fight against something, that we do not fight FOR balance with equal ferver… mess around and end up with zero representation on tv AND film…

  23. I don’t even like star jones, but she is right on this….

  24. I agree with Starr! It is a shame that these beautiful Black women, who are in a position to set a positive tone, behave so horribly! No amount of money would cause me to cast a negative light upon me, nor people like me. We as Black people in Hollywood and in life already catch hell in whatever endeavors we attempt to avhieve. So why my sisters, must we perpetuate negativity upon Us? Do not support BBW’s or programs that bring similar negativity.

  25. NOTHING WE SAY HERE WILL MEAN ANYTHING IF WE DONT CONTACT VHI BY EEMAIL, FACEBOOK,TWITTS …TO LET THEM KNOW WE DONT TOLERATE THIS MESS AND WILL NOT WATCH…AND U BOYCOTTY ADVERTISERS WHO SUPPORT SHOW.

  26. Black trash with money. these women exhibit the worst behavior Iv e ever seen. this progam is disgraceful. High level trash. Thanks Star Jones for having the courage to take a stand. these women are retarded.

  27. I don’t care how much they have materially, they are a low element. Their presence is a damaging example to our youth.

  28. Back to the COSBY SHOW. Then some people will say: “It’s too perfect. Life is not like that in the black community.” We are the most unsatisfied and frustrated people on earth. Let’s try and learn from our mistakes and be happy for a change.

  29. Andrew Cheeseboro

    The producers of this show do not care about Black women and what else could they do? We are better than this and the remote is in your hand.

  30. And by the way I have always been and will always be a fan of Star Jones!!!! Good job keep doing your thing.

  31. Thank you Star! I’ve been saying that in my circle of friends and family for the last year. I hate that show, it’s so stupid and over the top. Shaune O’Neal thinks she’s doing something but she’s doing more damage than help! The really bad thing about these shows is that our girls look up to this mess!

  32. Who are all these people who have time to watch this madness? Teachers are loosing their jobs, vigilantes are killing our unarmed sons, cops are killing our men, our children score lower on tests in school that children who speak English as a second language and bank foreclosures have decimated our communities. There are African-American of any social or economic stature watching Basketball Wives? Really? Skip a mind, a life is a terrible thing to waste!

  33. SHAMEFUL. THESE LADIES OUT TO BE A POSITIVE ROLEMODEL FOR OUR YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR. THEY’RE SHOWING THEM THAT THE ONLY WAY TO SOLVE A PROBLEM IS WITH VIOLENCE. WE HAVE TOO MUCH VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AS IT IS. AND BECAUSE THEY ARE ON TELEVISION, THEY(BASKETBALL WIVES) HAVE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME THE ROLEMODELS OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK YOUNG WOMEN SHOULD LOOK UP TO. AS WOMEN WITH MORE LIFE EXPERIECE, WE HAVE TO PASS DOWN KNOWLEDGE OF HOW STRONG,SMART,CLASSY, AND BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMEN HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. LETS PRAY THAT WE CAN MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND NOT TAKE EVERYONE BACKWARDS FOR THE LOVE OF “MONEY”

  34. NO PRIDE NO SHAME.

  35. (correction): Dr. Boyce Watkins…sorry for misspelling your name. got a little to heated as I was typing my comment.

  36. Thank GOD!!!!!!!!!! Star and Dr. Boykin?? Please, please hurry up and take immediate action, and hopefully, get this mess pulled from off television. It’s been on for one too many seasons too long as it is. This crap is pathetic and not to mention, an embarrassment for black women. Lastly, none of them aren’t even basketball wives; they’re all divorced and have converted to trash-talking, fighting golddiggers. Please yank this mess off air expeditiously and replace it with something meaningful. Shaunie truly needs her a** kicked for allowing all of them women to make total fools of themselves. This needs to be the end of them with the execution of the boycot organized by Star Jones. Lets hope and pray. You go, Star Jones. Hopefully you will prevail.

  37. stephanie Peters

    Thank you Star Jones somebody finally speaking up about this degrading show…u have my support all the way….get these fighting women off of the air. Our young women doesn’t need to see this cramp, its a poor example for them….

  38. Dr. K. W. Johnson

    I certainly Agree something should be done not only with BBW, but all RHW’s shows period.
    The reality shows are becoming more and more silly, and no matter how much some producer’s wants to pay me or any sain person, I’m sure the answer would be NO.

    Go Star J.

  39. Good for Star. I watched part of one show, and will not watch any more of that madness. In fact they need to remove all those shows, to include the Atlanta house wives, and the one about talking with dead people. Such craziness does not need to be on display. That mess should be kept in a closet, under a tub, or some other dark place. It does not need to ever see the light of day.

  40. Demetrius tha Poet

    Out of the gate let me state that I’ve NEVER been a fan of Star Jones…but even a broke clock tell the truth twice a day. I agree with her stance. I have a teenage daughter and people can say what they want about parenting and raising children. However, the values we try to instill are constantly challenged by pop culture. Unfortunately I’m somewhat of a pessimist and don’t think this effort that Star is championing will change a thing. Therefore I will simply continue to discuss this foolishness with my daughter as a vivid example of how a lady should Never represent herself.

  41. If only I were in show business,
    because I’d audition for Basket
    Ball Wives simply just to go on
    there and beat and stomp
    Evelyn’s ass until she pissed
    on herself. This spitfire just
    hasn’t met her match yet, and
    in my opinion is just showboating
    for the cameras. I like to see
    her try her temper-tantrum on lil
    “Royce” or Gloria and Jackie from
    the LA Basket Ball Wives. She’s
    just a mean spirited bully and is
    mad because Jennifer told the truth
    about Ocho, he’s a player for life
    and she’s a fool if she thinks he’ll
    change! I just despise horsetooth
    pug nose trick!

  42. I agree, get this trash off the air. This show does not represent African-American women. I have never watched this show, but I don’t like what I hear!

  43. Star Jones is correct. The media always promote images of African Americans when we act primative!!!but when we have a show with positive images it get cancelled for the most part. Just watch the shows/movies that get the most press. It’s either a comedy or we’re fighting each other. The movie Act like a woman but think like a man. should not have earn more money than Red Tails!!! And we have to also fault ourselves for some of this.

  44. I with you Star on this. These idiotic “ALLEY CAT” women act so ghetto and childish. I was just telling my man I was gonna stop watching the show. It’s not entertaining to see women, especially black women, always fighting one another. I think the show should be called the “BAD Girls Club 2.” Not only that, I hope Jennifer and Royce don’t return for next season, because their mild temperament is totally out of place compared to the other women. And Shaunie is just as bad; she’s a big instigator who arouses Tammy & Evelyn to act a fool.

    Yes, by all means shut the show down!

  45. Why, I I understand but you have the bad girls club and Mobb wives!! Enough of the witch hunt. If you don’t like it, like myself I don’t watch it. We are all adults change the channel. Black folks always going after one another. If you want to stop anything stop all the degrading shows about all women!!!!!

  46. I AGREE 100%
    I have already written to their facebook page, to VHI and to Shaunie! This show is such a disgrace and its sets a very bad example to our younger sisters in terms of women to women relationships. I have been appalled at their behavior. Its a disgrace!

  47. Everlyn is not African Amercan she is100percent Puerto Rican. And know one on that show repersents me..And Star’s ex husband is on the show a lot.Why is it that we are always embrassed by other people behaviors?

    • I totally agree with you! Evelyn is a bully and a wanna be black woman. Tammy is just as bad with her two-faced loud mouth behavior. This is just what many black men are speaking of when they say they go to white women, which is a lame excuse for ignoring black women. This show and other shows with women are a disgrace yet they want to present themselves as women of integrity. What is Chad Ochosinko thinking about to have this nut case as a mother figure over his children? Is he really that hung up on a womans looks, all tatooed up? I pay for cable tv and have a right to complain about what they put on tv for me to watch so I don’t have to keep changing channels. I have complained to the FCC about a lot of this behavior that is allowed and nothing much seems to have changed because we need more people to complain not just high profile women.

  48. Adam Lesson Morgan

    I agree the show should be taken of the air, if they cannot show the real lives of Afrikan American Women. We have enough negative images of Afrikan Americans we don’t need anymore. Young Afrikan Women are watching this show and are starting to imitate what they see. Young girls are fighting left and right these days. I am not saying that they are doing it just because of the show but it doesn’t help. First the women try to act like they are high class but their actions don’t show that. In my opinion it shows a Ghetto mentality. Another thing is most of them have no talent, the only reason they have a show is because some of them where married or dated a NBA player, come on whats next the mistresses of NBA players, Hell that show would really start some mess. I’m just saying!!!

  49. Unfortunately, these women are behaving like gang members. I just happened to be channel surfing and my husband and I caught the episode just as the young lady was being smacked across her face and another jumping on a table to take a flying leap on the victim of the slap. Unbelievable! The fact of the matter is that we all should READ more because Reality TV is furthering the old adage of a “vast wasteland”. SMH I watched some of the first episodes of Housewives of Atlanta and that was enough for me when I realized it was all about being a “slugfest”. Thank you Star Jones!

  50. Thank God someone is finally taking a stand. BBW is an embarrassment to people of color everywhere. Our ancestors did not pave the way for us to get on tv and act like a barrel of monkeys to line some fat cats pockets. For what?…so you can collect a check and afford red bottoms? That’s the price for your dignity? Come on…we’re way better than this. It’s time to come up. I agreed with Star….ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  51. Ms. Jones is correct. Although BBW don’t represent us, we are still judged because of their behavior. You know one ignorant black person equals us all in this society. It’s unfair, but it’s true. I tried to see the “good charitable” works these women perform and if they are active in the community, but we never see it on the show. Money is not enough to sell your soul and I want to see change with this show. Yes, there are many other shows that are equally as damaging, but we know that black people get it the hardest. It’s easy to see that the young lady who assaulted Jennifer wants to be on the show and the ‘slap’ was her audition. Keep it cute or put it on mute ladies. Grown women fighting, throwing bottles,flinging drinks, cussing like possessed fools and then shopping and flying off to other countries to act the same way is not the image we want to convery to our daughters.

  52. I totally agree with Star Jones, and for those who say why pick on basketball wives I say let’s worry about our own. Young black girls will watch this show and think this is the way they should behave. It is not the way we should behave, and we should not in any way encourage young girls to behave this way. And it’s good that assault charges are being filed because in the REAL world there are real consequences!

  53. There is no need to boycott these type of reality shows because there is no intelligent or beneficial significance in them. We shouldn’t even bother to watch them! Let’s demand that “blacks” are portrayed in the media as intelligent, super-people/beautiful-people, on every channel/station,all of the time! Just like they do the “whites” non stop! Let’s stop the ‘Anglo-elite’ from deceptively, and slyly, portraying us in violent,vile, slapstick, and other negative ways, the few times they do pay our people to act, and/or perform, etc., in the media!

    The Anglo-elite know that if they keep us on a certain pseudo-despicable level in the media, it is easy for them to switch what is already a negative world-view of ‘African Americans’ “blacks”, into an outright hate/propaganda campaign. That tactic is similar to the easy way Hitler’s Nazis were able to turn up the heat on the Jews of Germany. The Jewish people couldn’t believe how quickly the German people turned on them because they were in suspension of disbelief, and they were ignorant to the plots circling around them, just as we are here, despite the blatant incarcerations and murders of our people! Despite the blatant denial of jobs and upper-level education. Why can’t our so-called upper-class see? Probably because they were fortunate enough to skate past the blatant racist abuses for the most part.Probably because insanity trumps intelligence, wealth and even genius!

    • TOTALLY well said, Wisard. The reason we don’t acknowledge this is because it is very scary and the threat of death is so real. Nobody wants to die, and without saying we all know from history and the present that anyone who stands up to these powers, for the most part, ends up being killed.
      But I do believe God has a plan.

  54. I agree with Star, why can’t these beautiful young women do something productive. The language and name calling isn’t very becoming of beautiful, educated women of any color.

  55. To think that these women are over the age of 16 is unbelievable, their behavior is repulsive, yet they think they’re cute especially that ghetto snipe Evelyn. These trifling tricks dog each other out on the regular, grin in each others faces while twisting the knife in backs is sad. To think they are blessed to have money and act as if like they have had no education or home training sets a horrible example to the public especially our young sisters. I’d need a day to speak of my disgust with them, but if you go for BBW, get rid of Mob wives, and the housewives of Atlanta, New York,Beverly Hills, Orange County etc. they make us all look bad, but as a black woman, I’m tired of “us” being on tv acting like damn fools so people think that’s how”we”all act. I’m ready, past ready for some representation of some positive strong black sisters! Not these CLASSLESS bi#*!#@! Folks used to down shows like the Cosby show because it was unbelievable, a black doctor and black lawyer happily married with normal kids, give me a Claire Huxtable over BBW trash anytime!!!!!

  56. I don’t think the show was created for what it has become, however, the producers, writers and power’s there of should revisit the idea, and make some changes. Evelyn & Tami should have been long gone!!
    I now even question the producers and their thought process. To allow women to degrade themselves for the sake of ratings? How dare you!! I will not watch the show again, and I too will do all that I can to spread the word. I think Rev’s Sharpton & Jackson should get on board with the boycott. After all is Rev. Jackson who began a boycott with Nike back in the late 70’s & early 80’s. Wake up my people, we’ve come too far to turn around now!

    • Speaking of bad ads, I am sick and tired of seeing Black women on commercials who are made to display huge picky hair, that sits on top of their heads like big mops. They look like they are wearing big, sloppy mop heads. Many if not most Black women wear a straight weave, so why aren’t we shown with that look? This is not about European vs natural Black hair; this is about us looking in a way that is realistic to our community at the present time. Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, and many others are great examples of how Black women look today and want to be portrayed. But no, no matter if it’s TV ads or print ads and large posters, Black women are either mediocre in looks, with a big sloppy afro, or both. Do you see glamorous black women on TV commercials or regular programming?? Heck no.
      And I am SICK of seeing black men and women in those freaking grey sweatshirts on almost every commercial. If it’s not a sweatshirt, it’s a glack grey something. Or how about when Black people are put in the corner on commercials way in the back so they really can’t be seen? Or when they have onother acot block them in the shot? I’m so sick of it. I gag now from the constant force-feeding of “beautiful” White women, and oh-so-well furnished White homes with wholesome Wite families. Say what you want about me. It’s been too many years of this crap. I’m past tired.

      By the way, you guys realize that we can’t get anywhere unless we put our money where our mouth is? Figuratively and literally? We all complain, but do we do OUR best to lift up our people? When was the last time you bought something from a Black-owned business? Our community is always doing crazy and/or immoral things to make money, everything but buy from each other which keeps the money coming back around to us over and over. There are many Black business in America, some in our communities, and many online. Put your money where your mouth is. LET”S DO IT!

  57. I agree with Star and am glad that she is making her voice heard.

    Also, have you noticed that all of the brown girls are the
    ones who are on the receiving end of the wrath of these
    beasts? It almost seems, that not only are they degrading
    all women of this cast, but they are also dividing them along
    the lines of the hue of their skin. We as black people have
    never had a problem with the various hues that exist within
    our families.

    I have started a petition at change.org regarding Acura and
    their ad agency who called for actors who weren’t too dark,
    while casting for their superbowl commercial.

    We are beautiful, intelligent and loving in all of our various hues…

  58. I CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT STAR JONES IS SAYING. THESE ARE GOLD DIGGING BLACK, LATINO AND A TOKEN WHITE BROAD WHO ARE CONSTANTLY FIGHTING, SHOPPING AND HURTING EACH OTHER.
    SUZIE, THE WHITE BROAD TRIES TO PLAY “GREAT WHITE HOPE” AND BE PEACE MAKER. YET, SHE IS A DRUNK.
    REESE, HAS A SON SHE NEVER SPEAKS OF AND SHOWS HER SEX LIFE ON TV.
    EVELYN, THERE ISN’T ANY WORDS FOR HER EXCEPT: WHORE, GOLD DIGGER, OPPORTUNIST, USER, ANGRY BRONX PUERTO RICAN.
    JENNIFER-GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHAUNIE- I C WHY SHAQUILLE DIVORCED AND CHEATED ON U!
    TAKE THE SHOW OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE.

    WHITE AMERICA THINKS THIS IS HOW WE ALL THINK AND ACT.

    • I agree with Star and many of the posts here. We must put an end to this madness inside and out of our community but for ourselves, not for White people. We have to care about building ourselves up and making ourselves great; even when we make very positive programming, and display ourselves with honor and respect, they still don’t change their view of us anyway.

      At this point in life, I don’t give a dang what they think about us. We need to achieve power, independence, and love of each other on our own. I care about what we think and do for OURSELVES.

      I LOVE YOU, MY PEOPLE!

  59. This program has no redeeming qualities for our young girls. They can learn this disgraceful type behavior in the streets. Change your channel let us stop this negative protrayal of Black Women.

  60. Some Black adults enjoy these shows as entertainment; but they don’t think about the kids who watch these shows and copy the behavior. People complain about the number of Black kids getting suspended and even arrested at school; but they don’t think about the source. Black kids think they’re supposed to be angry about everything because that’s what they see on those reality shows. So they curse teachers out, get into fights at the drop of a hat, and no one questions where they learn this behavior. If a grown woman is having a temper tantrum because she didn’t get invited to a party, kids will think that’s how grown people are supposed to behave. Parents need to teach their kids instead of TV shows that are owned by the dominate culture.

    • I agree with the posts about what these types of shows are teaching our young people. I watch our young women in their element and I feel so bad because I realize no one is guiding these young women in a positive light. They are are so impressionable and trying to live in this harsh world. When they see images like these it makes them think it will make them look, and be cool with their peers if they act out this way.

      If these same women were presented in a positive light for instance showing how they are building their businesses or how they handle negative situations they are going through it would perhaps help some young women to see their own potential.

      Last season Shaunie O’Neill(I was told) was not going to continue the show due to the violence. If she really has any power she could take this show in a new direction, one that would help these women to foster the creative juices of younger women who watch the show. The other housewives shows could follow suit.

      Let’s stop letting TV parade us as uneducated, ignorant women who only want to shop and gossip. The producers have only one thing in mind ratings, but we the viewers have the power. If you want to see change be a part of the solution not the problem.

  61. I agree BBW should be changed. Some of the women are ok but Evelyn and Tami and that girl with the red lip stick that’s trying to make a name for herself by attacking Jennifer should be sued, jailed and sued again! Now when you hit the network, Evelyn and red lips in the pocket they’ll change! Go Star and sue their butts Jen!

  62. so it this what we want teach our daughters ,grand daughters? enough said. and as starr once said and i say it often.”if you don’t stand for something ,you will fall for anything .. BBW shows THAT money is the root of all evil ,and money can’t buy class,respect,and honor…so sad…I KNOW THESE BEAUTFUL SISTA’S CAN SHINE AND CAN LEAVE A MARK ON OUR LEGACY IN A BETTER WAY.. GOD BLESS

  63. I do believe that when a person states over and over that they are going to kill someone, that could be considered a terrorist threat. Kudos to Jennifer for invoking her right to protect herself from the pack of wolves who are bent on hurting her! I will be the #1 fan of a new reality show called “Evelyn Goes to Jail!”

  64. I will not be watching that mess any more, I was so embarassed for all the people on these shows to think this is how they earn a living, where is the positiveness to this. I also agree that all the wives shows should be boycotted. Just not so good for our young people to think that it is okay to act this way. I don’t want to start calling any names from the shows but I think er’body knows who are the worst of the worst, but it makes us worst for watching and giving into the rating. It’s time to put a end to the madness and disgrace that these shows present to the public. When it’s time for these shows to come on let’s turn to a good ole movie, comedy or news channel, lets stop the ratings NOW.

  65. I support Star Jones on this issue. African American women have an image problem with the majority population! Why is that, seemingly intelligent and beautiful women, who are supposed to be well off, fighting on TV? What massage does this send our young African American women who are watching this buffoonery? Perhaps it is ok to slap someone you have a disagreement with. This it is ok to be a disgruntled and insecure? There are much better role models for young African American women to pattern them selves after, we just need to put those women on TV!

    V/r

    DUST-OFF1906

  66. Star Jones should of banned the view they stay arguing on that show LOL

  67. I agree with Star Jones on this one! I don’t think this show intended for things to get out of hand! However as the violence rolled in I guess so did the ratings. I initially thought the show was going to debunk the assumption that most of us have about women married to basketball players. I thought it would show women being independent, despite the downfall of their marriage to a cheating spouse!! As I remember what Shak had to say about his wife when he divorced her. BUUUTTT this was far from what I expected and much worse!! I AM SO WITH YOU ON THIS MY SISTER!! Guess money can’t buy taste or class!!

  68. Wasn’t Star Jones on the Celebrity Apprentice last year where she and Nene Leaks were fighting and cussing, and in general being a big embarrassment to black women everywhere? Now, she is holier than thou–pointing a finger at Basketball Wives. Funny, I didn’t hear her calling for a boycott of the Apprentice last year. While I don’t agree with the antics on Basketball Wives, I must say that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, Star…

    • Fighting and cussing vs pimp slapping and throwing vases jumping over tables.. naaa two different levels!!

  69. I stopped watching BBW wives last season because I got tired of all the fighting and cussing!

  70. Hello Women, we deserve better. We do not want to continue this barbaric behavior of fighting to settle issues. Is that what we want to teach our daughters? Let us leave a better legacy for our children. They are counting on us.

  71. I don’t think they should be taken off ,I think they should clean up their act…We want to see more positive arguments, when conflict arise there is a positive way to solve them..not only with BBW, but with all the housewife show’s, and reality show’s …they make women look crazy as hell…as though none of us have reasoning skills… our daughters should be able to watch and relate, and be encouraged to know what to do should conflicts arise in real life…the one thing all these show’s have in common are, is how arrogant people with money are…that should not be the case….What made me watch in the first place was, the beautiful black women, I thought they would give a more realistic view of the positive women we have in our culture…and HWOA is virtually the same way…just disgraceful,and why call these show’s Housewives at all if they all are divorced or single…or headed for divorce
    it makes one think..No one is happily married!

  72. I have only watched Basketball Wives once, and knew I would never watch it again. I found the show to be insulting and degrading, and because people belive so much of what they see on TV, I felt they seriously damaged the way women of color are perceived.

  73. Wasn’t Star Jones on the Celebrity Apprentice last year, where she and Nene Leaks were cussing and fighting and were a downright embarrassment for black women in the country? I didn’t hear Star then talk about boycotting that show, and now she is holier than thou? I am not saying that I agree with Basketball Wives, however people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones…

    • Sweetheart!! You may want to watch that season of Celebrity Apprentice again. Star handled herself with the upmost GRACE and DIGNITY!!

    • Right! I was gonna leave this post alone but you hit it right on! Get a life Star Jones!

    • Not a dumb, ghetto female

      It’s really important to get your facts straight if you want to be taken seriously. Star Jones never, ever cussed and fought with NeNe, but NeNe cussed Star and LaToya Jackson several times. She used every opportunity possible to show her gigantic ass to the world, because that’s what the white people wanted her to do. Again, I say-get your facts straight! Star has the right to publicly oppose this stupidity because she handled herself with class during her entire Apprentice run.
      You are guilty of what so many of “us” are also guilty of-repeating what we heard when it has absolutley no truth to it. Do some research! Get some education! Hold people accountable for acting a dam fool in public. No wonder our kids are constantly acting a damn fool every chance they get. The stupid adults don’t know any better either.

  74. I don’t watch shows like that. I think most of these reality shows should be ousted! I don’t want to know anything about these people’s personal lives! They are not ladies because ladies don’t carry themselves like that. There are more shows that can be created that have more positive content. Good riddens!

  75. I agree with Star. I personally don’t watch these reality shows but I hear about them. I remind my kids its not about beauty, status, where you live or what you have. You can bring all of this out of the hood but you still bring that hood mentality with you. I remind them that we have so many beautiful, beautiful Women of Color who are such great role models. For them I am so proud. I say take all this mess off the TV. And come on people don’t watch this crap. If we stop supporting these shows and the ratings drop, they will definitely go off air. More power to you Star Jones for stepping up.

  76. I commend Star Jones for taking this stand

  77. What ever way I can help, please let me know. I was just talking to my sister yesterday on how I can start a boycott of some sort. That show is terrible and Shaunie should be ashamed of herself to be apart of something like this. Jennifer has every right to file a lawsuit. The show is terrible and trult have no story line. I needs to come off television and well as a few other so call reality shows.

  78. Star jones should attack them all, not just BBW..MOB wives and others that is a disgrace to women period….Dont pick and choose… all of the Housewives shows fight , arguing,being caddy,rude obnious,bullying..Tami and Evillynn always bullying..Backstabbing and lying…This set a bad example for their daughters as well as teens that watch the show…Bad girls show can be thrown right in with the rest of them…Make it a big challenge…lol…This is messing with these people money so this is going to be on and popin.

  79. WELL THE SHOW ISN’T THE ONLY THING THAT’S DISPLAYING IGNORANCE SO IS THE COMMENTS BEING POSTED UP HERE WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE. PHYSICAL ABUSE IS UNACCEPTABLE BUT FROM WHAT I’M READING SO SHOULD VERBAL ABUSE BE UNACCEPTABLE ALSO SO WITH THAT BEING SAID WE ALL DO A GOOD JOB AT BEING JUDGEMENTAL ,MEAN,AND ABUSIVE TOWARDS EACHOTHER WORK ON YOURSELF FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO JUDGE OTHERS SISTERS AND BROTHERS .

    • Black people need not worry about what is going on in the community of the other reality TV people. We are hated all over the world, and are always last to receive any respect or justice in this country. We have SERIOUS problems in our community, problems that have existed and plagued us for very long, and we need to CHANGE THEM.

      We can start by being WAY less violent towards our children and each other, and that includes verbal biolence as well. Black women have to stop being catty towards other Black women, stop sleeping with other Black women’s men, STOP BEING SO STANK sometimes, and talking bad about each other! Black men need to stop rejecting Black women of every age and putting White women on a pedastal (sorry my White sisters), STOP COMMITTING CRIMES AND GOING TO JAIL, stop hitting females, stop being hostile, and STOP KILLING OTHER BLACK MEN!!

      We should be very quick to give each other a kind word, to forgive each other, help each other, and stop making fun of each other– THAT GOES ESP FOR MAJOR BLACK MEDIA PEOPLE– esp. when we go through our personal struggles.
      Number 2 ont he list, stop gossiping about each other!!!!
      Number 1 on the list: BUY FROM BLACK BUSINESSES Aand keep the billions we spend yearly circulating among us, and not with people who hate us!

      BUY BLACK!!

  80. What’s really discouraging is the knuckleheads that say it’s wrong to boycott this madness. Yet these same people would be the firstto cry foul when they are ridiculed for the same behavior that they claim is entertaining! It’s all fun and games until you are the one being put on the spot! Down with BBW and the rest of the garbage on TV!!

    • Amen! We can change things like this if we just let our voices be heard!

    • Real talk!! I actually had a co-worker ask me if I was gonna go all Eveyln on him!! He was joking but I failed to see the humor!!

  81. Col. Stinkmeaner

    There are only 5 corporations that own everything you see on TV, watch at the movies, hear on the radio and see in news print. Minus the internet which they are working hard to get under control. Newscorp, General Electric, Viacom, Disney and Time Warner. They might have a few Knee-grows in the front to stop people complaining like at BET which is owned by Viacom. But all of these corps. are own by people who don’t give a damn about Black people, our history or true Black culture. This is why smart intelligent women like Star Jones who was hired because she fit a demographic for ‘The View’, a single Black, educated overweight woman. She was fired the minute she lost weight and got married. The minute she started looking better in addition to being smarter then anyone else on the cast. The Boot dropeth. Replaced by two of the dumbest Black Women ever. Whoopi Goldberg a ‘Liberal’ Hollywood Class apologist that defends her boyfriend wearing Blackface and Roman Polanski raping 14 year old girls plus Sherry Shepard who argues whether or not the Earth is flat. The people who decide which shows go on air, stay on air and the ‘casting’ choices have an agenda. This is why Cops and 48 Hours will be on the air forever but Dateline NBC – To Catch a Predator is cancelled. As long as Black People don’t control what is projected and those who don’t understand propaganda sit there eating up any garbage that looks like them nothing will change. Some are saying maybe Magic and Puffy’s new station will mean something? If you believe that the powers that be will let some socailly conscious Black have a license to air programming on their airwaves… I have a bridge to sell you.

    • I thoroughly enjoyed and support your posting. When we realize that others view us and categorize us by what they see on T.V. perhaps then “we” will stop supporting these shows. Boycott the commercials and get rid of the shows!

    • Thank you for your post. Some time last year, I listened to a debate about the “new slave.” One comment made was that the “new master” might look just like the “new slave” Still the “new slave” would be dependent, forced or willing to do whatever the “new master” wants in order to make “a living.”

      As I watched episodes of Basketball wives, I realized in one particular episode that the executive producer, the “new master,” was sitting at the table with the ladies. The difference is that the executive produce seldom, if ever, joined in the ruckus. This “new master” sat gladly watching the “new slaves'” demeaning work in anticipation of an even bigger paycheck. My question is “why?” These ladies are all extremely talented who can make a good living while being a good example for their children. [I don’t need a role model.] I just don’t understand why they chose to stoop to this level. [Thank you Star for starting a much needed discussion.]

    • Thank you for cutting to the chase. For those that believe there is no social engineering going on we will but used as pawn in their game until we wake up!

  82. charlaina turner

    I think all reality shows should be cancelled. These shows foster and encourage bad behavior. These scripted shows are far from being real. I’m amazed by how they can take something trivial and manage to turn it into some type of confrontation or big dramatic production. Enough already, society is managing to bring itself to ruins without these derogatory show adding to its demise.

    • Charlaina, thank you for your post. Some time last year, I listened to a debate about the “new slave.” One comment made was that the “new master” might look just like the “new slave” Still the “new slave” would be dependent, forced or willing to do whatever the “new master” wants in order to make “a living.”

      As I watched episodes of Basketball wives, I realized in one particular episode that the executive producer, the “new master,” was sitting at the table with the ladies. The difference is that the executive produce seldom, if ever, joined in the ruckus. This “new master” sat gladly watching the “new slaves'” demeaning work in anticipation of an even bigger paycheck. My question is “why?” These ladies are all extremely talented who can make a good living while being a good example for their children. [I don’t need a role model.] I just don’t understand why they chose to stoop to this level. [Thank you Star for starting a much needed discussion.]

      • Bafoonery is what it is. A bunch of expensive clothes, jewelry, food and time that can never be gotten back wasted on something that can never be bought class and character.
        I question the men who would want one of these ” ladies” on their arm, better yet many,en said no thank you even though hey have kids with these women. The love of money apparently really is the root of all evil.

    • I agree reality tv,sucks.VH1 is pimpin.Just sayin.

  83. Enough is enough…..Please end that shit all they do is meet with each other and talk about the next bitch and by the end of the show everybody in one room decussing what was said and ready to fight shit get old and played out ,on top that too fucking grown especially Evelin ignorant ass and all these Dumb ducks look up to her thinking the shit cute. Where are the real women real role models?

  84. How sad you guys are attacking what is an otherwise fun show to watch…what and who needs to go is that freakin Evelyn how Ocho can marry this tried and tested skank of a woman is beyond me..she thinks she is hot stuff and can talk and treat anyone the way she does…she needs someone to slap her off camera…what a “B”….period.

  85. They don’.They look like a bunch of “D— FOOLS”. Making women really look bad enough is enough it’s time to start acting like women with some sense.

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