Tami Roman is tired of being bullied
Via S2S Magazine
Tami Roman is tired of the negativity and wants “Basketball Wives” viewers to stop bullying her and her co-stars.
“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,” Tami told Sister 2 Sister.
While “BBW” viewers have deemed Tami one of the primary aggressors on the show, along with Evelyn Lozada, she explained her somewhat volatile personality traits are the result of past trauma, including the fact that she was raped multiple times.
“The way I’ve dealt with things over the course of my life comes from deep-routed issues,” said Tami, who doesn’t think critics think about how people’s life experiences affect their actions when they comment on her and her co-stars’ behavior.
“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 said. “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.”
Tami understands why people have issues with the show. She even supports Star Jones in her attempts to challenge the depictions of Black women in the media.
However, she warned some vocal critics that by belittling her and her co-stars, they’re also toeing the line of bullying.
“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.
It’s no secret that “Basketball Wives” critics can be a bit harsh at times. One Sister 2 Sister online user wrote, “Tami you full of crap…. You and Eve have no class, and are trash.”
That’s just one of the hundreds of comments Tami and her reality show counterparts deal with on a daily basis. Ironically, it’s not the sentiment that bothers Tami, it’s the delivery.
“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.
Watch below as Tami discusses her strict upbringing.