Meeka Claxton of Basketball Wives Season (???) wants to know why everyone is finally seeing the show for what it is, when just last year they were laughing at her getting slapped. She took to her blog to discuss her disappointment.
Am I Less Of A Human Being???
“Meeka the violence on reality television has to stop!” “Meeka, I’m so glad you left that show!” “Meeka, I hate how reality TV is portraying black women!” “Meeka, can you believe the way grown women are acting?” “Meeka, those girls are bullies with serious issues” “Meeka, I stopped watching that show because the violence is disgusting!!”…
……These are some of my actual twitter mentions. For the last 3 months, my twitter has been flooded with these comments and hundreds more exactly like them. I said it on the reunion and I will say it again, I’m 32, a CEO, a wife and a mommy, I did not sign up for Bad Girls Club. As a mom, I am my daughters’ FIRST role model and as a black woman who has been given a platform, I have a responsibility to show young girls “better”.
Am I mad? No, more like I’m disappointed. When I was attacked everyone thought it was funny. No one thought her actions were disgraceful. As a matter of fact the very same ladies (for lack of a better word) that are “hurt” by the backlash, joked about me being attacked. They laughed and even called me names for taking a stand against her.
I thought pressing charges was wack? Oooooh, I get it…it’s wack when it’s not you! They all (except Royce) stood behind her, co-signing her actions. But now you want everyone to believe you want balance? 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.
What really hurts me are all of the talk show hosts and journalists that are suddenly disturbed by what they are seeing. Taking stands, boycotting, signing petitions etc…Isn’t this what I contacted all of you about last year? I asked for your support, none of which I received. But now it’s a problem? 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?
…“Silence is the real crime against humanity.”–
Although I see where Meeka is coming from she is missing a few key parts in the entire situation. First, let's be clear. This is television. From the beginning Meeka did not make herself a fan favorite. She was messy. She was delusional and she had a bad attitude. This played entirely into why people think she deserved to be slapped. She was no Kesha. She didn't tug at your heart strings. She didn't come off as being bullied. Her situation is not the same. I understand a slap is a slap and that no one should put their hands on someone else but she can't compare the outcry Kesha is getting to the lack of outcry she got. That's where you have to ask yourself "What is wrong with ME and why don't people like ME?"
Meeka didn't sit there like a battered child. She engaged in the foolery every bit as much as everyone else. From the second she stepped on screen she played the show like a game. She played the wives on the show against each other. Are you surprised she got slapped? I would've thought to do it sooner. Her situation is not the same as Kesha's. Hell, she's hardly the same as Kenya, or Jen, or anyone. Meeka has to understand it's too late to be disappointed in anyone but herself because she was given a fighting chance in the beginning. She was the one who messed that up. On the reunion she was no different. She was hard for the audience to connect with. THIS is why there is no outcry for Meeka. It's because no one likes you!