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Tanya Young was an original member of Vh1′s “Basketball Wives LA” and says it was pure hell!

In the last few days, we have seen protests, petitions and complaints that the Basketball Wives franchise encourages poor esteem and  horrid reflections to be cast on Black women. Now comes word that working on the  show was horrible.

We posted this letter in response to the poor behavior  we saw in Evelyn Lozada: An Open Letter To A “Basketball Wife” Who Has Not Changed!- Revisited

Tanya Young,  a member of  “The Basketball Wives LA”, told The Daily Beast that old emotions were awakened when she received the latest petition boycotting the show.

She  said,  “My knowledge of the inner workings of Basketball Wives stems from my role as one, in the inaugural season of Basketball Wives LA.  Though I was cautioned against participating in the series, my intention was to change the perception that wives of basketball players are flighty, overly emotional, and senselessly dramatic. I wanted to show interesting aspects of my life and also bring attention to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, for which I am a celebrity spokesperson. But as the proverb goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” And working on Basketball Wives was sheer hell.”

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