It’s no surprise that Basketball Wives is one of the most talked about reality show on television right now and in their case that’s not a good thing! Many have planned to boycott the show, still Basketball Wives was picked up for another season but producers are willing to change some thing!
Shed Media the producer of the show along with VH1 addressed the recent behavior and denied the fact that the show promotes bullying. However, they confirm they will be changeing the violence policy!
Shed Media Statement:
Shed Media US is fully committed to telling the compelling stories of the Basketball Wives in a balanced way. Our producing partner Shaunie O’Neal feels strongly about this, and we fully agree with this stance. We support her as she encourages the cast members to work out issues in a non-violent fashion. We look forward to working with her and the rest of the cast on conveying more balance in the next season.
VH1 Official Statement:
Our viewers’ opinions always matter a great deal to us at VH1. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about Basketball Wives, a series featuring strong, intelligent women with very passionate viewpoints, which can sometimes escalate. We at VH1 agree with and support Shaunie and the show producers’ “no excessive physical confrontations” policy on the series moving forward. We are all committed to balancing the candid, bold excitement that the viewers have come to love in the series with storylines and representations they can be proud of. Shaunie has been a strong advocate for a more balanced approach to the show and we, along with our producing partners at Shed Media, are all in agreement about moving forward with that goal.
What do you think about how Basketball Wives getting renewed for season 5? Will you be tuning in?