"We're treading on very dangerous ground." Skip Bayless, analyst and host of ESPN's First Take said on Monday. "We're sliding down a slippery slope." These cliques and others have peppered social media during the recent Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada domestic abuse scandal.
Johnson had no run-ins with the law during his NFL career. That was until he met Ms. Lozada. However, the latter had run-ins with the law and violent confrontations on tv. When the two got together, critics around screamed "No!" to their marriage.
And last week, it was proven. Johnson was arrested by police for allegedly head-butting his wife who has since filed for divorce. The altercation came as a result of an accusation of infidelity involving a receipt for condoms.
Pictures had surfaced of Lozada laying in a hospital with stitches. Johnson was filmed being led away in handcuffs inside the police station. He was released on $2,500 bail and set to appear to court to defend the charges.
Many women had viewed the drama with different perspectives. Some blamed Johnson for abusing her. But more had blamed Lozada for her antics and "ending her husband's career". And a few said that she'll "find someone else to (sleep with) to buy her handbags".
The former View host, Starr Jones even led a contingent of black women celebrities to get Lozada off reality tv. The VH-1 show, Basketball Wives, constantly displayed her either cursing out women or in physical fights with them. On one episode last season, she climbed over a bar in Tahiti wielding a liquor bottle to hit another cast mate, Jennifer Williams. She threw a glass and pushed over a table in another episode and had to be thrown out by security.
And now, this woman became a domestic abuse victim. On another episode, she had a heart to heart with her mother blaming her for staying in an abusive marriage. She also alleged to had been beaten in previous relationships.
A violent woman was a victim again of violence.
Are you sympathetic to her cause or just tired of her act?
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