Despite the petitions, outrage, and outrageous violence; Singer Monica says she respects the ladies of Basketball Wives.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Basketball Wives has ignited a movement amongst black women who are absolutely fed up with how women of color continued to be portrayed at the hands of reality television. Most specifically, black women are tired of being portrayed as angry, violent, neck twisting, eye rolling, table jumping, wine bottle throwing groupies; and have made their voices heard through petitions and social network protests.
These strategies are apparently working as the viewership has drastically declined for the show, and major advertisers have already withdrawn their support. These recent happenings have caused VH1 Executives and Shaunie O’Neal to finally give us answers and reasons for believing that black women would continue to find entertainment in such animalistic behavior.
While most black celebrities such as Star Jones and Jill Scott have shown their disgust with the show and support of the boycott, singer Monica Brown, who is married to Phoenix Suns player Shannon Brown, has chosen to support the stars of the train-wreck in the midst of the nasty controversy..
In a recent interview with Hip Hollywood, Monica shamelessly admits:
“I respect the women on basketball wives because I think that that’s their truth.It’s not different then if you take a group of men from a post office [or] you take a group of men from FEDex [or] the music industry; rappers, actors whatever and there will be different situations that may speak to each other and some of their situations are more similar. Mines is totally different but I respect them because they use that show as a platform to do other things that they love; they own stores, they own cosmetics, they own so many different things. So I don’t have any issues with Basketball Wives at all because I think they are telling their truth. My truth is not like that. You know, my husband is very supportive. He is an amazing man because he is not afraid to be a man.”
I find it kind of sad that a real basketball wife supports grown black women fighting on national television like hood rats. Oh Monica.