As reported, the reality TV veteran took to social media to call for a boycott. “Y’all ready to start this boycott yet? What has happened behind the scenes is WRONG!” NeNe tweeted on Dec. 21. “While others were being promoted, BLACK WOMEN who created shows, created genres, built franchise and built networks were being DEMOTED … TURN OFF YOUR TV’S.”
“Sign the petitions when you see them, repost the boycott flyers when you see them, turn off your TVs,” she added.
NeNe is serious about her stance and is furthering her fight against the mistreatment of black women. On Dec. 31, the reality star took to Twitter and tweeted:
“Be Smart and DO NOT SUPPORT count down shows TONIGHT that aren’t supporting or respecting BLACK WOMEN creativity/equality and blacklisting us from working if we speak the truth abt their wrong doings.”
“Don’t believe me, believe your eyes,” she added.
NeNe also announced that she plans to form a march in 2021.
NeNe sat down with Civil Rights attorney, Ben Crump, to explain her reason behind the boycott. When asked if she’s upset because she doesn’t have her own show, NeNe answered:
“It’s not so much about me having my own show…When you work at any company you want elevation. It’s about leveling up. Whether I’m an actress or an executive, everybody wants to level up on their opportunity or their job… as an original Housewife, a lot of these girls were being elevated, I was being demoted.”
“I was given less and less episodes and these girls were given more and more episodes. I was given less. Original housewives across the board in different states, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, other places – they were given full seasons and I was given less episodes every season.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Sundays at 8 pm, ET, on Bravo.