Shaunie O’Neal Promises More Balance On Basketball Wives
Much has been said about all the foolishness and fighting that took place on this season of Basketball Wives. Things have gotten so serious, that a boycott has been launched taking aim at the show, and in particular, cast member Evelyn Lozada. During the recent taping of the BBW reunion show, Shaunie O’Neal took a moment to address the brouhaha, and promised more balance on the show in the seasons to come. Check out what she said in the video below:
Piggybacking on what Shaunie said, Shed Media (the company behind BBW) released a statement of their own:
“Shed Media US is fully committed to telling the compelling stories of the Basketball Wives in a balanced way. Our producing partner Shaunie O’Neal feels strongly about this, and we fully agree with this stance. We support her as she encourages the cast members to work out issues in a non-violent fashion. We look forward to working with her and the rest of the cast on conveying more balance in the next season.”
VH1 also issued a statement:
“Our viewers opinions always matter a great deal to us at VH1. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about Basketball Wives, a series featuring strong, intelligent women with very passionate viewpoints, which can sometimes escalate.
We at VH1 agree with and support Shaunie and the show producers’ ‘no excessive physical confrontations’ policy on the series moving forward. We are all committed to balancing the candid, bold excitement that the viewers have come to love in the series with storylines and representations they can be proud of. Shaunie has been a strong advocate for a more balanced approach to the show and we, along with our producing partners at Shed Media, are all in agreement about moving forward with that goal.”
Do you think Shaunie, Shed Media, and VH1 will keep their word and show a different side of the ladies of Basketball Wives next season? Will the show survive if there isn’t as much fighting? As terrible as it may sound, the physical altercations are why many people tune in. Thoughts?