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“Basketball Wives” Gets Cut By Major Sponsor

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The end may be near for hit show Basketball Wives! After a boycott was launched last month against the show, sponsors are starting to drop like flies.

Summer’s Eve has become one of the first advertisers to not only pull ads from “Basketball Wives,” but VH1’s planned spin-off for Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco, too.

Meanwhile the ratings for the show are falling off a cliff. Ratings have dropped from 2 million viewers to 1.7million last week which is a 12% drop..OUCH!

Insiders at VH1 tell BMS that producers and executives are pulling out all of the stops trying to stop the bleeding. Other sponsors are said to be considering pulling their ads from airing during the show.

This latest drama is being linked to the “Basketball Wives” petition that not only calls for fans stop watching the show, but to contact VH1 and Viacom to do something about the bullying and violence that often permeates throughout each episode. So far the petition has more than 23,000 signatures!

After four seasons and several ghetto fights later, the show is feeling the backlash from fans who’ve grown tired of the drama. One fan in particular named Alexis M. began a petition on change.org called ‘Boycott Evelyn Lozada’.

“Evelyn Lozada is a bully. The violence on “Basketball Wives” is horrible and disgraceful. Physical assaults, threats, verbal abuse, and harassment. VH1 is rewarding this behavior by giving Evelyn a spinoff. Don’t reward negative behavior. This is not a hate petition against Eveyln Lozada. We simply will not support violence. It hurts to see violence amongst women on television for entertainment purposes. It is not ok for women to hit each other on TV.”

Another vocal advocate of the boycott is Star Jones.

Last month Jones called for a boycott and after the episode aired where Jennifer Williams was slapped and later pressed charges. Jones spoke out on Twitter with hashtag #ENOUGHisENOUGH.

BOTTOMSCOOP: Ratings decline and sponsors leaving a show is NEVER a good thing. If this trend continues and black folks stop watching the show, stop tweeting about the show and more people sign up for the petition below, this could mean the end is near for the Basketball Wives franchise.

What do you think? Have you signed the petition? You agree with this boycott?

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31 Comment

  1. Glad I never watched this distorted trash.I wonder why do black people like to be blackbirds or heckle and jeckle and watch every silly tv show that comes from hollyweird. Bl ack’s seem to think that hollyweird is the friend of black people.
    This show caused all types of ignorant,ghetto spill over in the hood,among poor black people.

  2. Good! Thanks Starr Jones for getting this started…….

  3. THEY CHANGED HOUSEWIVES ALL THE TIME, GET RID OF
    THE PROBLEMS, TAMI, EVELYN, SUZIE, NONE ARE BASKETBALL WIVES.

  4. TAMI&EVELYN ARE THE REASON THE SHOW MAYBE CANCELLED, WITH THERE STUPIDITY. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT TAMI IS NOW BULLYING KESHIA, WHO TAMI SAYS HERSELF IS SCARY. THAT YOUNG LADY IS YOUNG ENOUGH TO B TAMI DAUGHTER. HOW WOULD TAMI FEEL IF SOMEONE HARASSED HER DAUGHTERS. KESHIA/JENNIFE KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. I WOULD GO HOME IF TAMI WAS BULLYING ME AS WELL. I WILL LOOK AT THE SHOW TONITE, SO THAT AMERICA CAN SEE HOW TAMI IS MAKING A ASS OF HERSELF. AND FOR EVELYN/SHAUNIE, TO SIT THERE AND WATCH WAS TERRIBLE ON THE TREATMENT THAT TAMI WAS GIVING KEISHIA. TAMI YOU HAVE NOT MET THE RIGHT PERSON. WHY DON’T YOU PICK ON SOMEONE THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOU. SO WHAT KEISHA TALKED BEHIND YOUR BACK,
    I AM WRITING BEHIND YOUR BACK, *NOW WHAT*.
    I WANT TO SEE TAMI WHEN THE PAY CHECKS STOP COMING.
    I KNOW YOUR EX HUSBAND IS GLAD TO BE RID OF YOU, I AM
    SORRY ASK EVELYN SHE SLEPT WITH YOUR HUSBAND, AND SHE DID NOT EVEN KNEW U EXISTED, THAT’S HOW MUCH YOUR HUSBAND WANTED YOU. IN THE LONG RUN, EVELYN/TAMI WILL GET THERES.

  5. Good riddance to bad rubbish, the next one we need to get off the air will be LOVE AND HIP HOP. We as a people need to band together to get ALL negative representations of us off/out of the media. The world is watching and we (black) people are already looked upon as uneducated and ignorant and those foolishness just perpetuates the stereotype, GET THEM OFF THE AIR….

  6. I am so glad to hear that this show will be GONE!!!!! and next should be Love and HIP HOP…thank you Star Jones, this was much needed. All of them especiallly Shaunie should be ashame, Royce, Jennifer and Keisha run run run and get away from that GHETTO DRAMA HOT MESS and do your own thing. Evelyn and Tami are bullies and probably would not bust a grape. I do see why Tami’s husband got away from that HOT MESS, then he ran into another HOT MESS Evelyn……… and I can not see anyone marrying Evelyn, who would marry a bully? and idiot……….my point.

  7. Good!!! The show could have been something special for black women! But it was just too foolish and violent! Who wants them as representation of black women around the world?! Why would we want our daughters to think that it was appropriate behavior???

  8. Yes, I signed it! And yes it should be taken off the air with an explanation of why. Recently my 11 year old daughter who is darker skin was viciously attacked from behind at her middle school and slammed face first into the cement by a 14 yr old Puerto Rican lookin girl. My daughter didn’t know who this girl was, but became a target and was stalked for two days (unbeknown to us at the time) prior to the attack. My daughter sustained a concussion, contusion, facial damage and memory loss. You best believe I have taken legal action and will hold everyone accountable!

    It is not good enough to stop the fighting as Shaunee has just annouced, the show needs to be taken off the air and Sponsors should not support anything else coming from Shaunee, Evelyn, Tammi, Suzy or any of them who have glamorized bullying and violence. Good Bye BBW!

    • ZZ…
      I’m so sorry to hear that about your daughter, so very very very sad. But do follow through with your law-suit til its finished, you get results, and you get paid.
      I had to walk thru being bullied by other girls during my school days, and so did my daughters and sons too.
      Being bullied thru school has an extremelly negative affect on a persons life, because it follows them all the way into their adulthood. Make sure you get your daughter into some therapy too, because there will be some emotional damage too. God bless you and be with you threw this whole ordeal.

      • Thank you I will and really appreciate your advice!

  9. I don’t condone violence, but all bullies need just one good “ASS KICKING” AND MOST OF THE TIME THEY END UP GETTING IT FROM SOMEONE WHO IS AFRAID OF THEM. A SCARED PERSON IS ALSO A DANGEROUS ONE. SADLY WE WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT EVELYN AND TAMI; AND THE NEWS WON’T BE GOOD; BUT TRAGIC. I AGREE WITH OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT SHAUNIE, SHE HAS A WAY OF SETTING UP THESE FOOLS, IN SITUATIONS AND SETS THE TONE FOR THE CONFRONTATIONS; THEN SITS BACK AND COLLECTS “BIG BUCKS” FOR THEIR IGNORANCE. ALL OF THEM ARE AFRAID OF TAMI; BECAUSE THEY KNOW SHE IS BORDERLINE-INSANE. THE NEXT TIME SHE GETS IN SOMEONE’S FACE, THEY NEED TO DECK HER ASS BEFORE SHE CAN GET THE WORDS OUT OF HER BIG NASTY BULLYING MOUTH. THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE WITH A STRAIGHT “RIGHT CROSS” WILL MAKE HER THINK TWICE BEFORE SHE GETS IN THE FACE OF THE NEXT “SHOULD BE AFRAID PERSON”. IF I WAS 40 YEARS YOUNGER AND 30 LBS. HEAVIER…..!!!! GOSH, I GOT CARRIED AWAY; BECAUSE THIS EPISODE REALLY UPSET ME; AND I INTENDED TO ASK WHERE THE PETITION CAN BE FOUND IN ORDER TO “SIGN IT” BUT I HAD TO VENT FIRST. THESE FOOLS NEED TO BE OFF THE AIR.

    • Lol! I totally agree with you! Both Tami and Evelyn need that mouth busted good!

  10. I agree bullying needs to stop…Shanie,Evelyn,Tammi,Suzie why didn’t they say enough is enough give Keisha her purse, they sat there and did nothing …wrong, wrong wrong TAKE THEM OFF ..DONT REWARD!!!!!!

  11. Good, after seeing that episode with Tammi and Keisha I would never support the show, I stopped looking at it after that. Get rid of the trash that is making the show so terrible and maybe thier ratings will go back up.

    • Please All, support the 11yr old attacked by the 14 yr old Bully in California by signing the petition to stop the Bully and Bullying at
      http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-bullying-now-2?share_id=kgkpCrpFOrpe=d2e

      The video of the attack was removed by the Bully’s friend (who originally posted it tryn to make the Bully look good) after it was re-posted by the 11 yr old’s mom exposing their bullying and using it to create a Stop Bullying Now campaign.

      The video is available on Facebook.

      Hopefully these grown women from BBW, BGC, and Love n Hip Hop will see the damaging effects of what their violent behavior, labeled as entertainment are doing to these young girls.

  12. I agree with “um”, those three are the problems. A rat that brings info to get acceptances, Tammi, who wants everybody to things the ways she thinks they should be done- she is the real bully. Evelyn is a bully want-to-be, if she didn’t have her backup she wouldn’t act as bad..

  13. Not a positive show for anyone of any race!

  14. That is how they see us Black folks ,because we will do anythng for a dollar. Some folks have no INTEGRITY!!!!!!!

  15. Evelyn isn't black! first but tell me this…would anybody watch most of these shows without the DRAMA. get real people stop hatin..Yeah the show will end now because there will be no action…not to judge but who is really going to watch 6 or 7 ghettoish women go all over the world and act like whores! Don't like don't watch plain and simple. Stop being judgemental, throwing stones in a glass house! Since I don't like the sun, I think I am going to boycott it.The show should be named Ex Basketball wives…the only ones married to any players are the ones in LA. I really feel bad for that little girl and I don't condone child violence, this show did not create it SO CALLED AMERICANS DID IT. This is the blind leading the blind.That wasnt racism it was pure envy because she had long hair and beautiful skin. Her parents may be to blame not the child. Parents are responsible for teaching and informing and should have been held accountable for the actions of THEIR child. There will always be lighter darker drama in America , because in America light skinned and skinny is beauty, in alot of eyes , not mine, and is constantly brainwashed into our youth. I feel for the darker women for this blatant atrocity. Personally everybody is beautiful..big, small, short, tall. The creator made us and we should be happy with what we have….take the time to go to a child hospital if you think I am crazy. how would many of you BE if you had something and really believed in , and loved it , and someone comes along and created an uproar because they don't like it….example..the PLIGHT OF THE TRUE AMERICANS,(INDIANS ARE IN INDIA, POLS IN POLAND, CHINESE IN CHINA…., SLAVERY, WW 1, PEPSI….. MORE WOULD BE GAINED BUT USING ALL OF OUR TALENTS TEACH OUR CHILDREN BETTER AND SHOW THEM HOW TO LIVE…

    • OMG O! …and all this because you won't get to watch a bunch of ghetto bullies advertising their dresses, heels, make up & jewelry while beating up on each other on national television. Change the channel & watch UFC….atleast those guys are prepared to defend themselves in a fight & it's perfectly legal.

    • U just dont get it! U need to spend more time in class and less on social networks!

  16. I don't watch any of them because they are all women degrading themselves for money and what do u call that a prostitute plaine and simple…..your daughters will grow up to want to be just like them if we don't care enough to to teach our daughters they can have it all without sacrificing their integrity!

  17. I Loved the show, but enough is enough. I stopped watching along time ago.

  18. I hope the show does get cut! It is embarassing to see women especially African-American/Latino women act so ugly with themselves and others! Why do we continue to perpetuate "negative" stereotypes like this? Evelyn and Tammy are the main ones…..I pray that they come to grips with their "demons"! Both have children and it's such a HORRIBLE reality….to watch their mothers act this way!

  19. I stopped watching the show because all they did was fight, however, I do have a problem with it being boycotted and with sponsors leaving because the show is a paycheck for the women. Don't get me wrong I wish they would find more constructive things to do on the show, but has anyone boycotted Bad Boys Club or Real World. There are a lot of reality shows were fighting occurs, no one is boycotting them or creating petitions. IF you don't like stop watching it like I did, but don't take the show away from them. That is BOGUS!

  20. Of course I signed the petition! It did not take me too long after watching a couple of episodes of this show, to decided that I could no longer watch this TRASH! I am an intelligent African-American woman and this MESS definitely was not reflective of me or the woman that I associate with. I could not believe these women, who were referring to themselves as professional, educated, classy, sexy, etc., but acting like low class animals/barbarians. PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS!

  21. HATED THE SHOW FROM DAY ONE. SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED BASKETBALL WIFE JENNIFER WAS THE ONLY ONE MARRIED. IJS

  22. Yes it should be cut because the ladies fight too much(Tammy,Evelyn) and its a disgrace..Evelyn loves to fight on show..but when Chad tore her head up she didn't jump across the table and throw wine bottle at him..she ran and CRIED..she's not going to fight the bats off her ass…

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