For someone who is so critical of Basketball Wives, Star Jones sure is getting a lot of face time these days on its back.
According to Sister2Sister Magazine, Star clarified during her latest appearance comes on the Wendy Williams Show that her coalition against the show was not the same as the boycott started by Spelman student Alexis M. She also reiterated that she and Evelyn Lozada are now playing nice (shocker) and that she never, ever, ever, ever was trying to get the show off of the air:
“I was never encouraging anybody to boycott somebody’s job. That’s not what I’m about,” said the lawyer turned reality tv star. She added to the reality trash heap when she went head to head with Real Housewives of Atlanta Star NeNe Leakes on Celebrity Apprentice.
“I started to talk about it, and I talked about it on social media and I was pretty harsh when it came down to [it],” Star continued. “We don’t have many options on television to watch Brown women. We don’t have as much as the majority and little girls deserve our very best.”
Though she apparently never planned to boycott the show, she appeared on Wendy’s show in the not too distant past to voice her disdain for all of the women’s antics:
“For you as an African American professional woman, to use your platform to advance a matter of how black woman should interact with another black women on television — it’s major what you are doing, just even asking me about this topic,” said Star to Williams who is best known for her mud-slinging radio gossip. “I think other women, we have to recognize… Is this how you want to go out? Do you really want the world to see this as a representation of who you are and who your sisters are ? I don’t. So I would never be a part of that.”
I’m not really sure what Star’s initial motives were in gunning for BBW– though I have my suspicions — but if she can be the voice of reason that makes women such as Lozada take a hard look at themselves and realize that young women are emulating their actions, then more power to her.