Two weeks ago the world witnessed yet another display of intolerable behavior from the ladies of VH1’s Basketball Wives. Nia Crooks slapped Jennifer Williams on camera, and just days after the episode aired, Williams filed a battery lawsuit against her fellow cast member. Today, Star Jones is stepping up to say she’s tired of the negative images of Black women on television and she’s enlisting the help of other powerful women to take a stand.
“It may be ‘comfortable’ to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot, but #EnoughisEnough,” tweeted Jones.
The former View co-host is no stranger to drama, she most recently spent one thrilling season working for Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice where she often went head-to-head with NeNe Leakes but took the high road when it came to arguing and fussing.
Jones revealed to her modest 100K followers that she’s working with Black Girls Rock creator Beverly Bond to put together a group of women to “tell the truth” about the image of women of color in media.
“It sickens me when young sisters think that behavior is acceptable. You can’t get a real job acting like an animal,” Jones ranted. “I’m asking all my high profile, platform having conscientious sisters who stand for something to just say #EnoughisEnough.”
She quickly followed up, “You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution… The impact of toxic television can kill our image, but not paying attention to our #HeartHealth will kill us dead. Now that is #Truth.”