Now, if you happen to be like me, an avid viewer of VH1…
And you just so happen to find Basketball Wives playing around the time Single Ladies goes off, so you catch little bits of the high school drama that happens when you allow seven women to act on their pettiest personal impulses…
And you just so happened to catch this episode, where they let Tami fight whatsherface:
And you remember how, ahem, different Tami is since the first time she was in a sticky situation on reality TV:
And you just so happen to remember when Shaunie tried to say she isn’t a fan of drama…
As you see on the show, I’m not a big supporter of the bickering, drink throwing and fighting, but when you put a group of strong, independent and vocal women who are going through or just came out of a bad relationship together, there’s bound to be a little drama.
Let’s face it, we all know women like the ones on “Basketball Wives” and countless other reality shows: Women who are vocal if you cross them.
The problem for me is when black women are portrayed as only being that way and labeled different than their non-black counterparts for the same type of behavior. That’s when it becomes negative and damaging to our image.
I’m not saying we have to create shows that only paint a pretty picture about who we are, but there should be a balance and most of all some integrity to the shows we create.
And you look at how the whole show is people letting minor squabbles escalate into drama and violence…
Then this thread is for you.
I’m trying to pretend that I am not actively following this show, but at this point, I’ve seen three eps in a row. I think it’s time to give up the ghost…
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