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We all remember the original purported “outrage” of Star Jones regarding the controversial behavior and imagery on VH-1′s
Basketball Wives program(s). We all remember her vowing to put a stop to it, tweeting up a storm.
Since then Star hasn’t uttered a peep on the issue, including ignoring all interview requests from Yours Truly. To that end, Dr. Watkins takes Jones to task publicly for seemingly changing course on the issue.
Star Jones is interesting. She’s smart, crafty and typically quite classy. But I admittedly cocked my head to the side like Scooby-Doo when I read that Jones said that she never intended to boycott the show “Basketball Wives.” Speaking to another woman that I appreciate dearly, Wendy Williams, Star said, “I was never encouraging anybody to boycott somebody’s job. That’s not what I’m about.”
Star’s words are a far cry from her previous tweets on the matter, where she took a far more militant point of view:
“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. “About to put together a group of sisters to finally ‘tell the truth’ about the image of women of color in the media.”
“And the thought that the woman from #BBW who was smacked doesn’t have the RIGHT to file assault charges is LUDICROUS,” she said. “You NEVER give up your right not to have your ‘person’ intentionally assaulted unless you are participating in an agreed physical activity. 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.
Perhaps the Star Jones from last month should be introduced to the Star Jones from this month, because they appear to be different people.
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