Sick of 'Basketball Wives' -- but Still Watching

Your Black World founder Boyce Watkins writes about viewers, including The View's Sherri Shepherd, who both condemn and enjoy reality shows like Basketball Wives.

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Your Black World founder Boyce Watkins writes in a blog entry that viewers both condemn and enjoy the drama of denigrating reality shows like Basketball Wives.

This week, after witnessing a television tragedy called "Basketball Wives LA," Sherri Shepherd weighed in to tweet about how much she hates the show.

Ironically, while Shepherd admits that the show is "disgraceful," she just keeps on watching. The first night of this "pristine media extravaganza" featured a nasty, weave-pulling fight between Laura Govan and Malaysia Pargo. Govan's claim to fame is being former fiance and four-time baby-mama of NBA star Gilbert Arenas. In case you aren't aware, most basketball wives have never actually been married to anyone -- sort of like saying you graduated from college when you just took a few classes. 

"I got physically ill watching Gloria Govan and Malaysia fighting like animals. Resolution via fighting?" Shepherd tweeted. She had apparently mistaken Laura for her sister Gloria.

"How do Uteach young girl 2 have respect & self-esteem, by showing her thru UR actions that you'll pop someone in the mouth?" she continued.

Even comedian Ricky Smiley noted that the show doesn't set a good example in the national conversation on bullying.

Read Boyce Watkins' entire blog entry at Your Black World.

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