Star Jones has never held her tongue. The former Brooklyn prosecutor is used to speaking her mind and making a case. Her wit, intelligence and strong personality led her to land gigs on The View, The Celebrity Apprentice, and the Today Show, and now she’s taking aim at one of cable’s most popular shows, Basketball Wives.
Jones, who’s no stranger to black-on-black woman relationship drama, recently called out Basketball Wives for its negative portrayal of black women.
“It may be ‘comfortable’ to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot, but #ENOUGHisENOUGH,” she tweeted.
According to Sister 2 Sister magazine, Jones recently had a meeting with Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond about how they can help change the images of black women in the media.
Jones explained on Twitter, “About to put together a group of sisters to finally ‘tell the truth’ about the image of women of color in the media.”
While Jones had some harsh criticisms of, she also took a few shots at how black men and women portray themselves in hip hop.
“Then we have music filled with misogyny, self-hate & WOMEN calling THEMSELVES Bs and Hs & white rappers are using the N word.”
Jones says her concern is about young black children who are looking at the BBW women and rapper as role models. She wants them to know that negative behaviors don’t pay off in the end.
She continued on Twitter, “…little black girls deserve more than what we’re giving! It sickens me @lov3lylina85 when young sis think that behavior is acceptable. U can’t get a REAL JOB acting like an animal.”
Star Jones also put the call out to her fellow celebs to take a stand:
“I’m asking all my high profile, platform having conscientious sisters who STAND FOR SOMETHING to just say #ENOUGHisENOUGH & call folk out! Be mad. But think about what I said. WE ARE BETTER than that. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution.”
Star Jones’ criticism of Basketball Wives comes on the heels of the petition by disgruntled fans calling for a change in the show’s negativity.
But will it work?