Some very strange things happened in my life this week. Things that turned my whole world upside down. It was a time when wrong became right and the sun revolved around the moon in a counter-clockwise fashion. It was a week when the “Basketball Wives” actually decided to act like they’ve got some damn sense and I just couldn’t believe it.
The week started with “Basketball Wives” Executive Producer Shaunie O’Neal admitting that the next installment of the show isn’t going to consist of as much fighting as there has been in the past.
This was a shocking thing to hear from the woman who has been laughing all the way to the bank as other women of color make absolute fools out of themselves.
Shaunie is the ultimate businesswoman, so to hear that she was walking away from her cash cow of violence told me that something might be up.
Then there were the ever-so-reflective remarks by the deeply bitter Tami Roman, who said that she has deleted her Twitter account so that she doesn’t have to wake up and deal with negativity every day. Tami swears she’s not a bully and that she is simply a product of abusive experiences in her own past.
Sorry, Tami, but every bully says this.
The truth is that every murderer, rapist, and child molester usually has a terrible story to tell about how their own abuse fueled their desire to hurt others. Not that we shouldn’t have empathy, but perhaps those of us who are encouraged to continue the cycle of abuse need to seek productive psychotherapy instead.