This season of “Basketball Wives” has had plenty of beefs. One that we did not see coming was the one between newcomer Cece Gutierrez and Evelyn Lozada and after an argument that went too far — the mother of two is catching a lot of heat.
The entire fight between the two started way back when Evelyn and Jennifer Williams joked that Cece was a prostitute. After a confrontation with the two besties, the spa owner nicknamed them Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber.
The group went to Amsterdam for a weed excursion and things escalated when the ladies went out for dinner. Evelyn asked Cece about the nicknames she’s been spreading about her to which Cece responds: “Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber.”
Cece also dubbed her as ‘Evil-lyn.’
Lozada shot back with a racially charged: “I have a problem with you Li-Li.”
When Gutierez found out it was a nail salon reference, she called her co-star out for being racist.
Viewers also launched a petition to get Evelyn booted off the show.
Lozada took to social media to apologize.
The reality star wrote: “In the heat of a verbal battle, things are sometimes said that are hurtful, untrue and totally of character. It’s not cool — but regrettably it happens. I understand why many are upset by may derogatory, stereotypical reference of another woman of color — and for that, I’m so sorry. To intentionally add to a pot of racial divisiveness is not reflective of my heart. I extend a heartfelt apology to my castmate CeCe Gutierrez a few weeks back in which she graciously accepted. Moving forward… I have to do better!”
Evelyn also posted a video in which she stated: “I wanted to publicly apologize to CeCe, her son, her family, my friends and family, the viewers of the show. Anyone that was offended by my comment during a heat of the moment argument. Regardless of what was being said behind the scenes and how I felt, what I said was wrong and I shouldn’t have said that. That’s not even who I am and how I was raised.”
Do you think Evelyn’s apology was sincere? Should she be removed from the show?