Friday, April 27, 2012
Star Jones Goes In On "Basketball Wives"
Star Jones is the latest celebrity to take her issues with “Basketball Wives” to Twitter, and she’s calling on other high profile Black women to take a stand against the show.
The former “The View” co-host used the social media site as a platform to share her outrage over the depiction of Black women that the show offers.
“It may be ‘comfortable’ to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot, but #ENOUGHisENOUGH,” wrote Star, who is apparently tired of talking about the issue and ready to do something about it.
“About to put together a group of sisters to finally ‘tell the truth’ about the image of women of color in the media,” wrote Star.
The hit VH1 show is known for its knockdown, drag-out altercations that mostly involve minority women, but Star specifically responded to the most recent incident in which Jennifer Williams was slapped in the face.
Many of her co-stars and fans of the show questioned Jennifer’s decision to handle the issue in a court of law, instead of with her fists.
“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,” wrote the attorney.
Star didn’t just take aim at “Basketball Wives,” though. She also had a little something to say about hip-hop.
“Then we have music filled with misogyny, self-hate & WOMEN calling THEMSELVES Bs and Hs & white rappers are using the N word,” she wrote.
Star said her motivation for blasting “Basketball Wives” wasn’t to knock the stars’ hustles. She just thinks young sisters need better examples.
“…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,” said Star.
While executive producer Shaunie O’Neal promised that the series would be more positive and show a more balanced view of the women, so far this season, it’s been more of the same.
Star’s friend Sherri Shepherd has already spoken out against the show several times, and Star wants more women to take a stand.
“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 sit down somewhere ...#Thirsty for attention