VH1’s refusal to issue a clear statement on its feelings towards Evelyn Lozada‘s colorism/featurism drama has incensed viewers of the show she stars in…‘Basketball Wives.’
The Reality TV royal has seen her brand take a major hit following her decision to place an image of a monkey beneath a comment targeted at an African woman and has learned that a number of the brands she represents are under pressure to cut her loose or face the threat of boycotts.
More trouble has emerged this week.
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Lozada’s friend and co-star Shaunie O’Neal insisted that the image of the monkey wasn’t in reference to the Nigerian athlete OG Chijindu in a televised conversation with Marc Lamont Hill but was unable to silence the media storm the message sparked.
This, coupled with other questionable remarks Lozada made about OG’s appearance and her decision to give an Asian co-star the nickname “Ling Ling”, saw her face claims that she was flagrant racist.
She denied this claim…insisting that it is impossible for her to discriminate against African women because she identifies as an Afro-Latina woman.
Alas, tweets she published years before the drama kicked off are spelling trouble for her and may give execs at Khloe Kardashian’s ‘Good American’ clothing company (one of the brands she is affiliated with) cause to pause.
In a tweet published on January 26th 2012 the entertainer slammed her African-American co-star Jennifer Williams by suggesting that she secretly wanted to be a white woman.
In another message, when asked how if she would get a tattoo of her African-American ex-husband Chad Ochocinco, she joked that it would look like “a big black circle.”
Four years earlier, she likened his dark skin to the colour purple.
Comparing black skin to the purple is a considered a slur.
The damning tweets were unearthed by a growing group of people who seek to hold Lozada accountable for what they believe is colorist, racist and featurist behaviour.
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Twitter erupted…with some pointing out that this isn’t the first time Lozada has compared a black woman to a monkey.
I hope Khloé Kardashian see this gem of a video, Evelyn Lozardo is by far the most disgusting person on TV💩
— elizabeth (@vecshort) October 21, 2019
Evelyn Lozado has got to go…NOW!!!!
— Robin Dixon (@2dfdb7035b9d4a5) October 22, 2019
Lol really? Help women out? By attacking them from behind while they try to walk away and put an emoji of a monkey to refer to another beautiful black woman?
— Sherise Garcia (@sherise_garcia) October 21, 2019
@EvelynLozada so you find this to be acceptable huh? @VH1 this is unacceptable and we will boycott this show and go straight to sponsors if this filthy mouthed woman comes back to BBW. @ShaunieONeal should be ashamed of herself for turning the other check to this bs! #vh1 pic.twitter.com/kFuOdomZPz
— DeJonna Rakosky (@DJayyTheMUA) October 20, 2019
— Lady LForever (@Im1SpoiledLady) October 19, 2019
@VH1 @iHeartOG @ShaunieONeal @EvelynLozada this is sicking, do you know how many dark skin girls get bullied for their skin color, being made fun of, being told they aint good enough. why are you vh1 not standing up and make this right. cancel this show and fire them. #bbw
— shadow (@shadow59944042) October 22, 2019
— netsey preston (@missinflint) October 19, 2019
Drop Lozada! I refuse to support any brand that supports that woman who is now trying to say that she is Afro Latina. Her usage of the ape which has traditionally been used to represent blacks and use of Asian slurs ARE racist and now she is attempting to backtrack.
— vghozlan (@vghozlan) October 22, 2019