By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
BBWLA star Jackie Christie is oftentimes labeled as crazy by her costars for her controversial antics, and she just wants it to stop.
She tells VH1:
“I do get frustrated about things to be honest. It’s ridiculous because for one, to label someone crazy I think that’s an insult to people that might have some type of mental condition. It’s not funny, it’s not cute and it’s not nice. I’m not crazy, I have very good sense. I’m not insane or any of that but that’s kind of what tag has been placed there.
“I’m a Leo for one and I’m a leader. I feel like if I lead by example one day these girls will wake up and they will stop being this way and saying this nonsense. It doesn’t make them look good, so if that’s what they feel that they need to do is to try to put another woman down to make themselves feel better, I can’t control that, I have no control over that. All I can do is keep being Jackie Christie, that’s who I am. Yes, I’m quirky, yes, I’m different, yes, I dress different and I act this way and act that way but at any given moment if I wanted to fit in and be like them I could. I’m not a puppet though. I’m gonna do what I need to do; I’ve been this way my whole life. I think there’s a lot of people out there that see past all of this name-calling and the nonsense. If I get into it with someone and I call names and all that, I always feel horrible and I definitely go and apologize but a lot of these years I’ve not torn these women down. I’ve either said what I thought was the truth from my opinion and what I was experiencing with them. It was never to say “Oh you’re fat, or you’re this, or you’re dark” whatever it is, I don’t do that. So yeah, it pisses me completely off when they do it but they continue to do it.”