Those “Basketball Wives” can’t go a week without a dramatic headline, eh? However, this time around, the drama doesn’t so much directly involved all of the “Wives” as it does the show’s ringleader, Evelyn Lozada.
A Colorado native has started an online petition to ban Evelyn’s forthcoming spinoff show (with her fiance Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson) from seeing the light of day.
The petition, which currently has about 4,000 signatures, 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 Evelyn 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.
Commenters are signing the plea for various reasons, ranging from proponents of anti-bullying to Evelyn’s stereotypical & often embarrassing behavior.
I personally think this whole ordeal is hilarious. Though it’s a great effort, I don’t think VH1 execs will forgo high ratings for the sake of dignity. Your thoughts?
Click HERE to view the anti-Evelyn Lozada petition in full.