‘Girl Just Shut Up’: Evelyn Lozada Trolls Say She’s ‘Gonna Embarrass Herself’ As She Continues to Stand Up for Afro-Latina Roots

0
6168

More than two weeks after Evelyn Lozada initially said she was Afro-Latina, the “Basketball Wives” star is still on a publicity blitz defending her roots.

But fans have had enough.

Lozada visited Hollywood Unlocked Thursday to once again explain what she meant in response to an old tweet that asked, “are you sure you dont have any black in you @EvelynLozada?”

After maintaining her answer, “no” meant she had not slept with anyone, she said the question was posed “a couple of months after my divorce” from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.

Before then, Lozada addressed the laughing orangutang GIF she used in response to her quarrels with Ogom “O.G.” Chijindu, saying she didn’t connect it to her co-star but simply found it in her phone while searching GIFs for “laughing.” It was that post that led O.G. to deem Lozada a “racist bigot,” prompting Lozada to request a restraining order against her co-star. Lozada also tackled the Afro-Latina conversation, saying before now “I have never had to have this conversation.”

“I just find it so weird that somebody’s gonna tell you what you are or not and you know what you are. I don’t know what that’s about. That’s for them to figure out. I know where I come from, I know where my parents come from, I know where my great-grandparents come from,” she explained of the curiosity behind her roots, which is something she learned about by doing a DNA test two years ago.

But for fans who caught the footage, which came after a judge denied Lozada’s application for a temporary restraining order against O.G., they felt the former “Livin’ Lozada” star needed to just leave the debate alone.

“girl just shut up”

“you’re gonna embarrass yourself on the radio after the judge denied you?🥴”

“Wtf are u even talking about”

“Girl you a whole 🤡🤡🤡🤡”

“Evelyn shut up”

“Girl stop with the lies 🙄🙄”

Lozada’s appearance on HU follows host Jason Lee uploading a video on Instagram on Oct. 4 defending Lozada against claims that she is racist and accusations of colorism.

“Last time I looked in the mirror I was a woman of color — a proud Afro Latina who over a year ago took the time to really dive into her roots,” Lozada captioned the post. “Identifying as Afro Latina is about ethnicity not color as our skin tones are diverse as the diaspora. I am a woman who has to more often than not, navigate through the unchartered waters of ‘real life’ discrimination.”

[wpdevart_facebook_comment ]