A petition boycotting Evelyn Lozada's violent outbursts on "Basketball Wives" has garnered massive support just as news breaks that the reality show is being turned into a movie.
The creator of the petition writes: "Evelyn Lozada is a bully. The violence on 'Basketball Wives' is horrible and disgraceful. Physical assaults, threats, verbal abuse, and harassment. VH1 is rewarding this behavior by giving Evelyn a spinoff. Don't reward negative behavior."
The petition calls for the boycott of "Eva and Ocho," a new VH1 spin-off show featuring Lozada, who lives part time in Miami and owns shoe store Dulce in Coral Gables, and her NFL baller fiancé Chad Ochocinco.
Over 20,000 people have signed the petition, which states "This is not a hate petition against Eveyln Lozada. We simply will not support violence. It hurts to see violence amongst women on television for entertainment purposes. It is not ok for women to hit each other on TV."
Meanwhile, BET reports that "Basketball Wives" star and producer Shaunie O'Neal just signed a deal with Fox Searchlight to make a "Basketball Wives" movie with "Jumping the Broom" producer Tracey Edmonds.
The film is reportedly to be a work of fiction and follows a "young woman who follows her boyfriend to Miami after he’s drafted into the NBA. Once in the world of professional sports, she slowly becomes a part of a sisterhood of players' wives, learning from their trials and tribulations."
On the TV show, which is filmed in Miami, NBA players' exes, girlfriends, and baby mamas socialize and tussle at posh South Florida restaurants and VIP events.
In the most recent episode, Lozada launches over the table at cast mate Jennifer Willaims, who just announced that she had her lawyers drafted up a document warning the other women to tone down their violence or face the possibility of legal action.Kenya Bell, the most recent addition to the reality show this season, was also recently on the receiving end of Lozada's rage. On gossip that Bell had called Lozada "loose," Lozada charged at Bell before throwing a wine bottle and a plate at her.