An amazing lady by the name of Alexis M. has engaged in a one-woman campaign to take on the dastardly behemoth otherwise known as “Basketball Wives.”
As a woman on a mission, Alexis has accumulated thousands of signatures for her petition to stop the production of spinoff “Ev and Ocho,” featuring the always-angry Evelyn Lozada and her peculiar fiancé Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
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When it was reported that the online petition against Evelyn Lozada was gaining steam, all I could say was “yes lawud.” I love the idea of a real woman standing up to the bully and reclaiming the image of Black women across the globe.
Alexis M. has begun contacting major corporations to ask that they spend their advertising dollars elsewhere. She is also getting support from those of us who are tired of seeing women of color portrayed as feminine gang bangers, getting in each other’s faces and slapping one another to the ground. It’s nearly impossible to teach young people to avoid violence when it seems that these 30-somethings always turn to violence as the first resort.
Watch Evelyn’s fight with fellow cast member Royce Reed during Season 3 here:
When I see the image of Evelyn’s snarling face, I can’t help but visualize her as the angry kid in kindergarten, throwing violent temper tantrums when she didn’t get her way. I then see her as the “Queen Bee” in middle school, as she points out the overweight girl with zits and murders the child’s self-esteem every morning in front of the class. Finally, I see Evelyn as the prom queen, living under the false assumption that her looks are a “get-out-of-jail-free” card that allows her to hurt other people and get away with it.