The haters, spewers of verbal and written vitriol, are at it again – making their lists and checking them twice. This time it’s the urban website, AOL Black Voices, working on behalf of the haters, that has compiled a list of “10 Women We Love to Hate” just in time for the holidays.
Here’s the list and this slightly twisted sistah’s thoughts on the women who occupy it:
10. Robin Givens. Huh? I thought she was… I won’t say it. She must have one hell of a publicist to make this list or the good people at AOL Black Voices were desperately seeking a tenth name. If you don’t know who Ms. Givens is, don’t be troubled. After her failed legendary marriage to the now crazy as hell former champion boxer Mike Tyson, she fell completely off the radar into a celebrity abyss occupied by such notables as former Baywatch babe, Yasmine Bleeth. Well, Givens is back… sort of… set to star in the New York radio shock jock Wendy Williams’ biopic, Queen of Media: The Wendy Williams Story, which is headed to theaters “sometime in 2008”. Don’t get me wrong; I have no hate for dear Robin, just pity. This Sunday, I have to remember to light a candle for her career.
9. Oprah. I am no fan of the big O. And I certainly don’t make mention of this in public, lest I be tongue-lashed into a bloody pulp by a cadre of ardent fans who will swear that she changes water into wine daily. It’s probably her enormous wealth and her wide-reaching influence that makes her a target. As for me, I care about neither. If you want to take weight loss advice from a chronically overweight person, or listen to words of wisdom on how to raise your children by someone who has never had to change a dirty diaper, be my guest. I expect the experts I consult to have more, shall I say, expertise. It will be interesting to see if her endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama nets any measurable results. She may prove not to be Jesus incarnate after all.