I think nearly every woman I know watched the two-part series premier of Iyanla Fix My Life featuring Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada. I must say that OWN Network hit a home run with this show! The whole ordeal with Ev and Ocho made me wonder if perhaps Reality Stars weren’t finally getting the accountability they have needed. Last season we watched Tami Roman get slammed for bullying (and this was AFTER her anger management sessions). After which she went on a media blitz with her apologies. I’m wondering if this could be signaling a turn in the tides.
I’m hoping that VH1 is the FIRST but not only network to take a serious look at all the abusive behavior that goes on in much of today’s programming. Even when its entertaining I still find myself being a little bit pissed that the networks are profiting off of other people’s dysfunction. More importantly they have the means to offer them help…but somehow that never happens unless WE (the fans) show discontent.
Iyanla told Ev, “You have been rewarded for being a thug among women…its gonna cost you”. And cost her it did!
But that message reaches far and wide to many of the women that are being revered by the media (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta for starters). It’s particularly sad for me as a woman, as if we don’t have enough to contend with. But I do want to take the time to applaud OWN Network and WEtv for bringing us shows like Iyanla Fix My Life and Mary Mary.
What do you think? Could accountability be a new trend?