Meeka questions ‘BBW’ backlash timing

    Meeka Claxton is a bit taken aback by the sudden backlash against “Basketball Wives” and questioning why no one saw fit to stand up for her when she was victimized on the show.

    “When I was attacked everyone thought it was funny,” wrote Meeka who was assaulted by a fellow cast member during their season 3 trip to Italy.

    “So, it was ok for me to be physically assaulted? Where was all of this ’Call To Action’ last year? Am I less of a human being?” she asked in reference to the recent boycotts and increasing number of critics of the show.

    When Meeka was the victim of name-calling, bullying, isolation and assault, most of “BBW” viewers turned against her to side with her on-air nemesis. When she reached out to the media over a year ago to take a stand against the hit reality show, she said she was not shown any support. As a matter of fact, she was the cast member fans loved to hate.

    However, Kesha Nichols, a “BBW” newcomer, has been the victim of bullying on season 4, and fans seem to be responding in a completely different way.

    “Am I mad? No, more like I’m disappointed,” Meeka wrote in her blog.

    Like Star Jones, Wendy Williams, Sherri Shepherd and other “BBW” critics, Meeka said the series isn’t setting a good example. She said that as a 32-year-old wife and mother of two daughters, she did not sign up for “Bad Girls Club” and that as a Black woman who has been given a platform, she has the responsibility to show young girls “better.”

    Although Meeka’s former co-stars have pledged to offer more balance and stop physically fighting on-air, she doesn’t believe their motives for the change are honorable, despite their apologies and tears.

    “As much as their hypocrisy bothers me, I expect it because now their actions threaten their money. So, I knew the crocodile tears weren’t far behind,” she wrote.

    —Kimberley Glascoe

     

    Does Meeka have a right to be insulted that no one stuck up for her when she was bullied? Why are people defending Kesha when few stood up for Meeka? Leave your comments below.

     

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