Evelyn Lozada and Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson: Where is the sympathy for the alleged victim?

OPINION - This sad event reminds me of the many times over the years we’ve heard of 'our' celebrities getting into domestic altercations, with some blaming the women...

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From Frugivore Magazine: I got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach late Saturday evening as headlines regarding reality star Evelyn Lozada and Miami Dolphins player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson flashed across my phone. “Chad Arrested For Hurting Evelyn,” one read. “Chad In Jail For Head Butting Evelyn,” another one alleged. I scrolled through my twitter timeline and saw snarky comments about Lozada from a few young women. “She probably deserved it, she’s always hitting someone, I bet she hit him,” one tweeter said. “She ruined his life!” another twitter user expressed. “Evelyn is mad over a box of condoms when she gave him permission to go out and get them,” another one stated.

It is true, Lozada did in fact give her husband somewhat permission to sleep with other women, as long as he kept it “one hundred.”

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Still, no matter what the issue or what she said, that doesn’t give Johnson or any other man the right to ever put his hands on a woman. As I continued staying updated on social media sites I couldn’t help but notice the negativity that was flying Lozada’s way as many others “taunted” her that it was “karma” and that she was getting exactly what she deserved. Eric Williams, ex-husband of former Basketball Wife Jennifer Williams even got in on the action making fun of Lozada’s alleged bruises. Funny man Tracy Morgan got in on the action too, exclaiming “Chad Johnson is just another victim of a life being ruined by saving a hoe… Kanye you next!”

Many laughed at the statements from these celebrities weighing in, but I didn’t find it funny. Perhaps what saddened me most was how quickly I saw more people jump to Johnson’s defense than Lozada’s. It reminded me of the many times over the years we’ve heard of “our” celebrities getting into domestic altercations and some blaming the women.

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