Star Jones Boycotts VH1's "Basketball Wives"

Star Jones Boycotts VH1's "Basketball Wives"

The lawyer-turned-television host has taken to Twitter to vent her frustrations with the popular VH1 reality TV show

by #teamEBONY, April 27, 2012

Star Jones Boycotts VH1's "Basketball Wives"

Star Jones has had enough of the dramatics on VH1's "Basketball Wives" and has taken to Twitter to vent her frustrations about the images of Black women in media. "It may be 'comfortable' to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot," Jones tweeted. Jones followed with a series of tweets each punctuated with the hashtag #ENOUGHisENOUGH, decrying on-screen violence between women, as well as misogyny in hip-hop, and women having sexual relationships with men who have children by multiple lovers.

"[L]ittle Black girls deserve more than what we're giving!" she tweeted. The origins of the lawyer-turned-television host-turned-multimedia personality's rage stems from a lunch she had with Beverly Bond, founder of Black Girls Rock, Inc. Judging from Jones' tweets, the discussion was lively enough to send her screaming on the social stream. Jones said that she's resolved to put together a group of powerful women of color to "tell the truth" about how Black women are being portrayed in the media.

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