...and to think, if not for Twitter, I wouldn't have known anything about this. Damn you, Twitter.
Anyway, Meeka Claxton, from that show Basketball Wives, where self-entitled rich cunts act like cunts for the world's entertainment, got booed when she tried to step outside of the show's cunty confines and do something worthwhile. She recently appeared at a Clark-Atlanta charity event to show support for HBCUs and was essentially told "fuck you" by the crowd, forthwith and without hesitation.
I guess we're supposed to feel sorry for her or something, but I don't. And I shouldn't. Look at the show she's on. The few minutes of the show I have seen, it was just spoiled, rich women with no redeeming qualities fighting with each other. One evening while fixing cable at a customer's house, this show was on and the ease with which it set back black women in America made me angry. If all of these women turned up dead tomorrow, I would just assume that they had it coming.
Shows like this are why God has turned his back on America. That's why I went outside and cut the lady's cable off completely until I was done working.
But some people actually defend Claxton, claiming that it's just entertainment and that we shouldn't keep her in that box when she isn't on TV. She's an entrepreneur in her own right, worth $7 million dollars, and is the only "Basketball Wife" that is still married to the man allowed her to qualify, Speedy Claxton. And really, Speedy Claxton spent so much of his career injured that he barely counts as a basketball player.
Thing is, she's on a "reality" show, which is passed off by the television networks as "reality." While most of the situations are set up by producers, she's still the one passing off her image as "reality." These people are not actors. This is supposed to be who they are. So, should we really be surprised that people are treating her like this in the real world? People treat Casey Anthony like she's a psychopath and a murderer because they believe she is, based on what they learned about her on TV. What have they learned about Meeka Claxton?
Based on the two and a half minutes of research I did on her, she is the one that "everyone loves to hate" on Basketball Wives, according to Eurweb.com. They go on to state that "Meeka’s best known for her backstabbing, social jocking, and gossiping mouth. She also had a weave-pulling fight with fellow cast member Tami Roman in the Rome, Italy episode." So they basically learned that she is a terrible human being. She's lucky that all the crowd did was boo. In a world where people will throw their own feces at Tila Tequila, she should be thanking the crowd that all they did was try to let her know what trashy person she is.
Who am I to make such judgments on her personality when I've never met her? I don't have to meet her. She's on a reality show, giving the show's producers consent to present that image of her as reality. Based on that, there is nothing about her that demands respect of any kind.
It's not like she's a soap opera star, playing a character written for her. Only crazy people confuse that with being reality. On this show, she's being herself, right? So that means she acts like this whether the cameras are rolling or not. She can't be too concerned with how she's seen, or she wouldn't allow that to be all that the public sees of her. Or to be more direct, no one is looking to treat Snooki respectfully, either. Nor should you. If a person presents themselves as an asshole at every turn, why would you respect them? There's probably something wrong with you if you do.
Understand this, Meeka, no one cares who you are because you're worth $7 million, and are a self-made successful businesswoman. They know you for willingly and gleefully being a bitch on TV. Therefore, you should expect to be treated like a bitch in the street, just like policemen expect to be treated like policemen and Snookis expect to be treated like drunken whores. If that's not who you really are, then stop acting like that's who you really are. To people who watch the show, you are that person. Just be glad that they don't stone you. I'm sure it has correctly crossed their minds.