In a weird twist of events, Basketball Wives star Tami Roman feels bullied by the public.
On a recent episode of BBW, viewers saw Roman verbally attack cast member Kesha Nichols over a he-said, she-said situation. After that episode aired various viewers took to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and the entertainment blogs to weigh-in on Roman’s behavior. Of course some not-so-nice things were said about Roman and it seems as though she has taken it to heart.
“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,” Roman tells Sister 2 Sister magazine.
Roman and her co-star Evelyn Lozada have been heavily criticized this season for their antics, but Roman stands firms in the notion that her behavior is caused by her tumultuous past.
“The way I’ve dealt with things over the course of my life comes from deep-routed issues,” said Roman.
“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 continued. “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.”
In spite of her behavior, Roman is aware that some people do not like the show. In fact, she told S2S that she supports Star Jones’ efforts in trying to change the way African-American women are portrayed on television.
“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.
To sum things up, Tami Roman said she can take criticism, but she now feels bullied by her critics.
“I can take any type of criticism as long as you’re respectful to me, but people have a tendency to chastise and belittle us and not really realizing they’re doing the [bullying],” she said.
And with the previews for an upcoming episode showing Roman withholding Nichols’ purse until she agrees to speak with her, the criticism is only bound to get worse.