Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada’s Ruthless Behavior Petitioned Against by Fans
Evelyn Lozada is making headlines, and once again violence is the reason. Clutch Magazine is reporting Basketball Wives fans are fed up with Evelyn’s violent, outlandish behavior. So much so, they’ve taken things a step further than just writing on message boards. More than 1,000 fans have signed a petition on Change.org to showcase to VH1 that they do not want Evelyn to get a spinoff with her fiancé Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
Last week Evelyn’s assistant, Nia Crooks, was the center of attention when the episode aired showcasing her and fellow Basketball Wives star, Jennifer Williams, in an altercation. That fight ended with charges being pressed, and it appears that was the last draw for fans.
The petition people are signing states:
Evelyn Lozada is a bully. The violence on “Basketball Wives” is horrible and disgraceful. Physical assaults, threats, verbal abuse, and harassment. VH1 is rewarding this behavior by giving Evelyn a spinoff. Don’t reward negative behavior.
This is not a hate petition against Eveyln Lozada. We simply will not support violence. It hurts to see violence amongst women on television for entertainment purposes. It is not ok for women to hit each other on TV.
Viewers aren’t the only ones heated about this; Star Jones is even sick of Evelyn’s behavior. She voiced her opinions and wants people to join her own boycott against the show because it’s offensive to women of color.
All this raises ideas of not only violence and race, but gender as well. For years VH1 and other networks have had “reality” shows with women and men of all different races going at it, so why is it now that people are stepping up? Where were Star Jones and petitioners when every fight on Flavor of Love, Rock of Love or I Love New York broke out? Or are we just pointing the finger at a certain type of “reality?” Think back to MTV and every Real World season and the cesspool that is Jersey Shore.
It’s great to step up and stand for something, but really? Change.org was just put into the spotlight for helping get the film Bully a Pg-13 rating. It’s a site that can do so much good in the world, so it’s just amusing that fans of a reality show are using it as a tool for something like this. Then again, this is America; land of the free.