Nene Leakes: The Anti-Michelle Obama
By Guest Blogger Nadia Lewis
I am so tired of reading all the praises about this Nene Leakes.
She is far from alpha. Compared to First Lady Michelle, she meets all the media stereotypes of a loud, black woman who is clownish and laughable. It’s strange to me that Nene is getting all of this attention suddenly. Everytime there is a BW that meets what America is used to seeing and makes them comfortable, she gets all the spotlight. Remember, Omarosa? My point exactly.
Michelle is not considered an acceptable BW by mainstream and they criticize her and question her motives. Michelle is poised, opinionated, diplomatic and all around fab from hair to clothes. Whereas, Nene is the good time girl, and brings BW so far back.
I understand that not every woman can be Michelle, but can we at least have more positive role models, instead of a ridiculously, cartoonish BW who wants to attack all the time. I don’t have any friends that talk, look or act like her. It’s just another way to make people dislike or degrade BW even more.
Is there an alpha in Housewives of Atlanta? It’s Lisa in my opinion. If you read Lisa Hartwell’s story is far more interesting and complex than Nene’s.
Nadia Lewis is an avid watcher of reality shows and a nursing student in Lithonia, GA.