(originally posted April 30) Soror Star Jones takes to @Twitter with a new hashtag #EnoughisEnough to speak out against negativie female images on Basketball Wives and TV in general. As reported by s2smagazine, she is calling for high-profile women to join her in this movement.
According to s2smagazine (posted just before 11:00AM):
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.
#EnoughisEnough. Seems catchy enough, but Soror Jones slightly disputes some of this recent coverage.
Soror Jones @StarJonesEsq tweeted after the article was posted AT 2:30PM:
The original @s2smag post referred to #ENOUGHisENOUGH as “anti BBW.” NOT! Don’t simplify my message.This is an ANTI NEGATIVE IMAGE movement!
Now I understand my soror’s sentiment – the problem is bigger than #BBW – but I think it needs to be modified a bit. It is a fact that images on TV have the power to transform and influence women of all ages. Many have a hard time separating reality from fantasy, characters from real persons, and of course, fact from fiction. Drones of women storm the mall dressed in trendy regurgitations disguised as “mental innovations.” These same women cut their eyes at each other and suck their teeth enough times to make you want to take a line from Spike Lee’s film and just yell:
But, then again, I don’t think we should fight “negative images” with a “negative” campaign. We shouldn’t fight “anti” with “anti”. I agree that #enoughisenough but we need to celebrate this with a PRO – POSITIVE MOVEMENT! PRO-WOMEN! PRO-YOU.
What do you think? Do you think shows like Basketball Wives really promote negative imagery and actions?
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Yes its true.
After the backbiting, fighting, and cattiness, it looks like Evelyn may be able to put PETTY things aside FOR THE MOMENT, as she apologizes to Soror Star Jones.
The celebs took to twitter to let everyone know that they squashed the beef and Evelyn took the opportunity to publicly apologize.
Evelyn: @StarJonesEsq know we’ve discussed my comments 2 @VibeMagazine privately, but want 2 publicly apologize 4 my words. Ur an amazing example! @JawnMurray @StarJonesEsq @VibeMagazine I adore her Jawn and a change has come. Thank you for helping put us together.
Do you think the apology was genuine?
Only time will tell…