Thursday, March 4, 2021

‘Basketball Wives’ Fans Slam Shaunie O’Neal Over Piss Poor Apology After Accusations of Racism and Colorism

EVELYN AND SHAUNIE

*Shaunie O’Neal has addressed the “racism” controversy surrounding “Basketball Wives” castmates  Evelyn Lozada  and Ogom ‘OG’ Chijindu

We previously reported, Lozada is suing OG for defamation, claiming she has lost out on several endorsement deals after being accused of being a racist. 

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Lozada is coming for Chijindu’s pockets after labelling her a racist bigot on social media. 

Meanwhile, fans of BBW are calling for Lozada to be booted from the reality TV series because of her racist rants against women she has conflict with on the hit VH1 show.

BBW viewers are supporting several petitions that have been launched on Change.org calling for the termination of the longtime cast member. It seems folks were not entertained by the conflict between Lozada and co-stars Jennifer Williams and CeCe Gutierrez on earlier episodes this season.

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In one episode, Evelyn referred to Gutierrez as “Lee Lee” because she’s Asian. When asked who Lee Lee is, co-star Malaysia Pargo noted a girl from the nail shop.

Lozada is also under fire for calling co-star Jackie Christie a cockroach and equating Chijindu to a “monkey” in an Instagram post. OG responded to the comment on Twitter, calling Evelyn a “racist bigot.”

O’Neal has defended the production amidst the recent accusations, saying she’s sorry OG feels like “she’s being mistreated but vehemently denies the colorism claim,” according to TMZ.

Via Celebrity Insider:

OG was even reportedly kept away during a recent filming session. However, the showrunners have tried to justify their actions by explaining that this was done for safety reasons, and not out of any desire to “segregate” the people involved in the production.

One person had this reaction to Shaunie’s comment: “Smh ??‍♂️ you so damn biased it doesn’t make any sense you should just produce behind the camera and let them do them because you make your own show difficult af !!! Nobody allowed to call Shaunie out, but yet she’s allowed to make fun and call them out .”

Another was quick to bash Shaq’s ex-wife: “How ironic coming from a woman who profits off of the exploitation of other black women.Disappointed in how you singled out OG after Jackie, Malaysia, and Evelyn have fought numerous times on your show.”

A third follower explained: “You should really be ashamed of yourself, old bitter bully!!! You let everybody bully OG, and when she reacts, she is aggressive? Boycott Basketball Wives. ?”

And this commenter added: “You have little ladies growing up in a world full of @evelynlozada. I loved you ladies, but right is right, and yes, Og y’all her crap or even SAY what she would do to someone, but never not once reacted to it. @evelynlozada, please go have several seats your daughter act more mature than you. I’m over it. Shaunie girl, I still love you, but you gotta put her in her place and let her know that SHE TO! is beneath you.”

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Evelyn Lazoda is an ORIGINAL BBW my thoughts are that og was/is a hater becuz Evelyn is beautiful…an articular… So sad to see this in so many of our women of color….

    … I don’t believe their is ANY racism in this show, other than ogs racism in her own hateful mind She has a terrible attitude… an NEEDS to look at herself in the mirror… B4 accusing some one else… if these traits…

    I am happy she won’t be returning.

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