Accompanied by text that reads Meet Your New Role Models (how ironic), reality TV stars Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bravo), Tamar Braxton (Braxton Family Values, WEtv), Evelyn Lozada (Basketball Wives, VH1) and Chrissy Lampkin (Love & Hip-Hop, VH1) are the featured cover girls for Vibe Magazine‘s annual Sexy Issue. Here’s the intro to the cover story, penned by Bonsu Thompson.
REALITY TELEVISION’S VENGEFUL, ’BOW-THROWING DRAMA QUEENS GET PAID TO ANTE UP, CATFIGHT AND GO DUMB FOR A LIVING. THEY’RE ALSO FUNNY, THOUGHTFUL MOTHERS, SISTERS AND SELF-MADE BUSINESSWOMEN WHO’VE SPUN OUR THIRSTS FOR THEATER INTO BANKABLE FAME. CAN THEY LIVE?
Sure, they can live, but not as role models…at least not in my world.
It should be noted that all of these ladies are successful business women, but unfortunately, the way they have chosen to portray themselves (or have allowed themselves to be portrayed) on national television is beginning to outshine any of their other accomplishments. They are, for all intents and purposes, infamous. Is that really who we want as our role models? Read the entire article here.