The View's Negro Termination Check List!
Star was just creating a little Negroidal drama when she got all choked up at the start of a segment that was supposed to be about some damn air conditioning. Instead of talking about how to cool down, Star used one of the biggest names in media, Barbara Walters, for a jump off!
Star said that she’d “prayed on it,” and decided that “this is the right time” to announce that she was leaving the show. Some idiot on the panel murmured, “I’m shocked.” Meanwhile, Barbara Walters was so pissed by Star’s announcement, all Ms. WaWa could do was lower her head and make some incoherent statements. Barbara asked Star when she’d be leaving the show and Star told her she’d be on The View until mid- July.
Anyway, the next day, there were only 3 CHAIRS on the set of the show. And, Barbara WaWa proceeded to jump bad! Now, I didn’t see the show. But, I saw the clips/instant replay. A few things immediately jumped out at me:
1. It’s amazing that live television was able to air the blueprint that so many employers use to justify attacks on Black employees. Now, I’m not saying what’s happened on the show has been right or wrong. I wasn’t there. I just know that it’s more than coincidental that the language used against Star (regarding her having a negative attitude, turning people against her, not being a team player, etc.) is similar to the language used against many Blacks who are set up for termination by their employers. Who knew so many African Americans, especially Black women, have personality/social disorders?
2. It’s amazing how tough Barbara WaWa was when Star wasn’t sitting right next to her to tap that a%s! Where was all that venom when Star was close enough to slap away Ms. WaWa’s speech impediment?
3. It’s amazing how everything negative Barbara WaWa had to say about Star could be chalked up to personality bashing. However, it is worth noting that Ms. WaWa tried to slip in a comment that Star was single-handedly responsible for the show losing viewers. Show us the poll data, Ms. WaWa and explain why Star was the sole target of “extensive focus groups.” Anyway, I’m glad I know that you can get a focus group to say exactly what you want by asking leading questions.
4. ABC allegedly wanted to fire Star back in November but Ms. WaWa rode in on her White horse (no pun intended) to “protect Star.” Star is a grown a&s woman! But, more importantly, if extensive focus groups show Star was causing ratings to plummet to the point where Star needed to be fired, ABC would not have tolerated Star’s presence through mid-July, when they asked her to leave. If the audience was being driven away, advertising dollars would have been driven away. Ms. Jones would have been axed in November!
ABC went to the Negroidal termination checklist and covered all of their bases by portraying Star as a disloyal, uppity Negro with an overall bad attitude. So, Star’s termination came down to alleged personality issues. It’s the Same Old Song! Some people are allowed to have temper tantrums, can throw things at staff, can humiliate coworkers, can offend clients, can show up late for events, can show up for work drunk, etc. and it’s all good. But, boy, when one Black person is too big for their britches—it’s just too unbearable.
If Star had sat there and done every “good ni--er” thing she was asked to do, she’d still be employed. But, Star did her thing and was true to herself—just like White people are allowed to be who they are (good or bad). Now, ABC is claiming no fault with the outcome of Star’s departure from the show.
ABC and Ms. WaWa acted like Star Jones was the first b-tch on TV. But, for better or for worse, Star Jones kept people watching that show because she was the off-the-set newsmaker. That’s what drives up TV ratings and keeps them high.
I’ve heard some Black people say that Star Jones played herself. They say she tried to do what Romans do in Rome. The only problem was that Star might have felt she was a Roman, but she still looked like a ni--er to the people who had the power to pull the plug on her career.
What’s the real story? I don’t know. But, I’ll continue to listen out for Star’s side of the story. I’m sure she’ll be speaking out at every opportunity. So, the jump off will continue, Ms. WaWa!