The “Basketball Wives” petition and boycott continues to grow with signatures, but former cast member Meeka Claxton says she’s disappointed in how fans rallied to the defense of Jennifer Williams and Kesha Nichols, but turned a blind eye when she was bullied on season 3.
Over on Meeka’s blog, It’s About a Lifestyle!, Claxton wonders why fans waited until “Basketball Wives” season 4 to get outraged over women screaming and fighting one another, especially when she was on the receiving end of a lot of those screams and fights last year.
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“When I was attacked everyone thought it was funny. No one thought her actions were disgraceful. As a matter of fact the very same ladies (for lack of a better word) that are “hurt” by the backlash, joked about me being attacked. They laughed and even called me names for taking a stand against her.”
Meeka doesn’t just call out “Basketball Wives” fans, but TV/radio hosts and even journalists, for standing on the sidelines doing nothing while she was verbally and physically attacked.
“What really hurts me are all of the talk show hosts and journalists that are suddenly disturbed by what they are seeing. Taking stands, boycotting, signing petitions etc…Isn’t this what I contacted all of you about last year? I asked for your support, none of which I received. But now it’s a problem? So, it was ok for me to be physically assaulted? Where was all of this “Call To Action” last year? Am I less of a human being?”
Meeka has a point—a really good point, actually. My recollection of what went on during season 3 remains a bit hazy (reality shows tend to blur together), but there’s no doubt Meeka was involved in the same ugly encounters last season as Jennifer and Kesha this season.
So what’s the difference? Probably likeability.
Fans of the show like and know Jennifer. Some see Kesha as vulnerable, but relatable. For whatever reason, Meeka didn’t come across that way on-screen, and as a result, received almost zero sympathy from viewers.
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