Shaunie O’Neal Thinks There’s a Racial Double Standard in Reality TV

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 29:  TV personality Shaunie O'Neal visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on July 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Shaunie O’Neal Thinks There’s a Racial Double Standard in Reality TV

Do you agree?

Published September 9, 2016

Do you think critics judge reality shows with majority Black female casts like Basketball Wives more harshly than they do predominantly white shows like Real Housewies of New YorkBBW star Shaunie O'Neal thinks so.

Shaq's ex spoke with The Undefeated to dish on the scrutiny the show receives and why she thinks it's about race.

"They're a little harder on us, for whatever reason... but there's nothing going on in Basketball Wives that isn't going on with Real Housewives of New York," she said. "Hell, most of the time I think we're a lot tamer."

Shaunie isn't always proud with the direction the show goes in at times, though: "And sometimes, honestly, I agree [with the critics]. It's not a proud moment for me [when we're fighting]," she said. "Did it happen? Yes. Do you expect VH1 to leave that on the cutting room floor? Absolutely not... Our show, it's 110 percent real."

Do you think she has a point?

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Written by John Justice

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