Star Jones Slams 'Basketball Wives'

She says she's gathering a group of black women to challenge the show's message.

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Basketball Wives' Tami Roman and Shaunie O'Neal (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Star Jones is not a fan of the occasionally violent antics of the cast of VHI's Basketball Wives, and for her, changing the channel is not enough. Neither is encouraging the boycott of the show that is under way. She's planning to do something proactive with her frustration by gathering a group of women to "tell the truth" about the image of women of color in the media and counteract the show's message. We're guessing Evelyn isn't going to be invited.

Madame Noire pulled together some of Jones' tweets on the topic:

“It may be ‘comfortable’ to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot, but #ENOUGHisENOUGH

“About to put together a group of sisters to finally ‘tell the truth’ about the image of women of color in the media,” Star, said, adding that she had just had a pow wow with Black Girls Rock! creator, Beverly Bond.

“And the thought that the woman from #BBW who was smacked doesn’t have the RIGHT to file assault charges is LUDICROUS! You NEVER give up your right not to have your ‘person’ intentionally assaulted unless you are participating in an agreed physical activity.”

Read more at Madame Noire.

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