Kesha Nichols considers herself a victim of bullying, but instead of feeling sorry for herself, she’s expressing pity for her reality TV rival.
“Bullies are simply crying out for attention that they cannot receive in other ways. It is actually quite sad, especially when seen in adults,” Kesha wrote in her blog.
Instead of recapping the events of the most recent episodes of “Basketball Wives” in which her co-star, Tami Roman, confronted Kesha for comments she previously made, Kesha decided to use her forum to share some research on bullying.
“How do we handle these adult bullies? In my research, I am yet to find the answer. At this point, all I can do is bring awareness to the fact that adult bullying exists and should not be a behavior that is glorified,” she wrote.
Kesha also wanted to encourage other victims of bullying and assure them that they are not the problem.
“I asked myself many times, as most victims of bullies do, why me? What did I do to deserve this type of treatment? The answer is absolutely nothing. Bullying has nothing to do with the victim and everything to do with the internal struggle of the bully,” Kesha wrote.
Although Kesha recently told Sister 2 Sister that her beef with Tami was over, reliving what transpired during that Tahitian vacation brought back some emotions for her.
“What I experienced was extremely difficult and emotional for me, as I’m sure it is for all victims of bullying. Unfortunately, I had to relive my personal experience by watching it happen on national television,” said Kesha.
The ladies’ altercations haven’t just had an effect on Kesha. Tami took to Facebook to offer an apology.
“I sincerely apologize to all of us, as well as to my castmate who was on the receiving end of my wrath,” she wrote.
Kesha hasn’t responded directly to Tami’s apology, but she did have some words of advice for bullies and victims of bullying.
“If you are unable to come to a common ground, it is best to agree to disagree, exit stage left and remove yourself from the situation and the person that is bringing negativity into your life,” she said.
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—Tracy L. Scott