I’ll admit, I do watch ‘Basketball Wives,’ although I feel like I’m losing brain cells every time I do. Let’s just say, unfortunately it’s a guilty pleasure like so many other reality shows. *Shrugs*
In response to angry fans, Tami Roman from Basketball Wives spoke to Sister 2 Sister, stating that fans should be upset with the producers of the show for the foolish behavior that is aired on television:
“I think that the opposition to call for the show to be cancelled will end the employment of several African-American women who have no creative control. Why not call out the people who make the decisions about what is aired. Call out Shed Media. Call out VH1 because I will join that battle. Why call for several people to be unemployed that really have nothing to do with the creative process?”
“I would love to see a season 5 where VH1 and Shed Media are called out to show more positive things that we’re doing and show us how we are 90 percent of the time, instead of how we are 10 percent of the time. I would love to see the brand in and of itself go out on a more positive note.”
First of all, Tami states that cancelling the show would cause them to become unemployed. I really hope ‘Basketball Wives’ isn’t the only stream of income for these women on the show; reality TV does not last forever. ‘Basketball Wives’ may be popular now, but it won’t be forever.
Let’s keep it real, while the producers have creative control over the show, they aren’t responsible for the way the women act on the show. It doesn’t matter if they only act foolish 10 percent of the time. Everyone is responsible for their behavior and if they were acting like REAL woman, there wouldn’t be “10 percent” of 35+ year old women fighting to air on national television. Why does Evelyn want to beat someone down because a girl she doesn’t hang out with talked about her? Why does she care?? Why are women running across tables, literally, because someone said something they didn’t like?? GROW UP! As much as these women hate taking the blame for their behavior, they need to own up to it. As long as they keep acting foolish, the producers will keep rolling and airing it on TV.
Let ‘Basketball Wives’ teach a lesson on how to NOT communicate. If you have a problem with someone, be an adult and TALK to them about it. Don’t get violent or become a bully, because guess what? In the real world, you may face consequences (i.e. a law suit). These women are too grown to be acting like animals and should be ashamed of themselves. No one is to blame for the ratchetness that is seen on ‘Basketball Wives’ except for the women who partake in the behavior.
What do you think of ‘Basketball Wives’? Are the producers to blame for the bad behavior we see EACH week? Would you watch Evelyn and Chad’s show?