Draya Michele is working on a new acting gig but a series of on-the-set pics she shared from the project is working against her.
The “Basketball Wives” alum posted on Instagram that she’s got a new role in a TV show or movie centered around a school. Photos she shared on Instagram Tuesday show that she was “on the set,” as she wrote in the caption. It appears as if she plays an educator.
A fan Instagram account for the VH1 reality show noted Michele was on the set with former “House of Payne” actor Allen Payne.
Michele initially got love from her fans for her new career move.
“Congrats baby . So proud of you ❤️”
“My draya working hard I’m proud of you.”
“I want you to win so bad , congratulations ❤️”
However, not all the responses were as favorable. “Basketball Wives” fans soon began to tear into her for her willingness to support children as an apparent teacher on screen but not doing the same for her kids in real life.
“She sure does love other kids but her own lmao.”
“Oh she can show up to a fake school set but can’t sign her sons school woke 💀😂”
Michele famously has gotten chastised for her parenting style. In 2017, she complained on Instagram about her son Kniko Howard asking her to sign off each day on a speech he needed to recite for school, something that his teacher required.
“I’m all for helping my child with his homework, but at this point, [the teacher] has him harassing me with his speech,” she wrote in the caption. “I don’t wanna hear it no more! I’m hearing it two times a day for a month straight … Last night he asked me to sign and I said, ‘No. Tell your teacher I’m done with this.’ And today he doesn’t get points because I don’t wanna sign it. It’s not my damn homework. But it feels like it. What do y’all think?”
The memo accompanied a screenshot of a text thread between her and Kniko where Michele apparently cost him points.
“Smh. Imma write a rude note,” the reality star texted back. “Should I write what I really wanna say? Cuz we can take it there.”
After a host of backlash, she clarified in the comments that she’s “not annoyed of the signing I’m annoyed of him feeling the need to read it to me everyday.”
Elsewhere, Michele has been criticized for her cooking skills and was arrested and charged with child endangerment in 2011 for leaving her then-7-year-old son at home alone while she worked in another state.