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Soror Star Jones Starts Anti Basketball Wives Movement; Evelyn Apologizes

Doesn’t she look positive and SophistAKAted? Source: WZAKCleveland

(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!

Tami vs Evelyn: The catttiness and the expressions say it ALL! Source: Witchesbrew

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:

WAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKE UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!

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?

Read the story.

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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.

Twitter Feed:

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…

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2 comments on “Soror Star Jones Starts Anti Basketball Wives Movement; Evelyn Apologizes

  1. I strongly believe those ladies are being super crazy for a few dollars. They do not care about themselves. Why would they care about their negative impact/influence on young female children? It is quite obvious it is all about being on TV and the pay check.

    • Janice:

      That is true.
      The only reason why I think they may care is because many of them have daughters, nieces, cousins, etc.. Eventually it will hit home as to how these images are negatively affecting girls and women. Let’s not forget women…. and if they don’t care. we can care. Because if we don’t watch, there will be no shows ….

      But then again, haven’t we all been supercrazy for some money? Times are hard?

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