B***h, b***h, and more b***h. Sound familiar??
Tami Roman is tired of the negativity and wants “Basketball Wives” viewers to stop bullying her and her co-stars.
“Waking up to negativity on Twitter, negativity on Facebook, negativity on blogs, it’s emotionally and mentally draining, and things people say because they think they know you for watching you one hour of the week, it can weigh on your psyche,” Tami told Sister 2 Sister.
While “BBW” viewers have deemed Tami one of the primary aggressors on the show, along with Evelyn Lozada, she explained her somewhat volatile personality traits are the result of past trauma, including the fact that she was raped multiple times.
“The way I’ve dealt with things over the course of my life comes from deep-routed issues,” said Tami, who doesn’t think critics think about how people’s life experiences affect their actions when they comment on her and her co-stars’ behavior.
“Everybody has to respect the fact that people are going to take the journey and cross bridges when they’re ready to do it,” she said. “People judge based on how they would handle a situation. They don’t take into consideration how a person was raised. Everybody’s going to handle things differently.”
Tami understands why people have issues with the show. She even supports Star Jones in her attempts to challenge the depictions of Black women in the media.
However, she warned some vocal critics that by belittling her and her co-stars, they’re also toeing the line of bullying.
While we don’t totally disagree with these points, the next statement Tami makes is where we have to call “bullisht”.
“You don’t have to follow me on Twitter. You really don’t. You don’t have to like me on Facebook. You don’t have to do any of that. If you disagree with how I handle something or the way a moment went down, you can say that and you don’t have to call me a b!tc#. You don’t have to call me a lowlife. You don’t have to call me a hood rat. You don’t have to call me out my name to get your point across,” she said.
It’s no secret that “Basketball Wives” critics can be a bit harsh at times. One Sister 2 Sister online user wrote, “Tami you full of crap…. You and Eve have no class, and are trash.”
*SUPER side-eye* You’ve got SOME nerve lady! You should call your cosmetic line…”Hypocrisy” by Tami Roman.
In all seriousness, yes, Tami does have a point to a certain extent, you can’t say “Stop bullying” AND “You dirty, weave-wearing, hood-rat, ho, in the same breath. However, she has contributed a great deal to her own public perception and well, you reap what you sow.
What is your take on the victim that is Tami Roman??
Hit the flip to watch Tami tell it herself.