Bishop T.D. Jakes, lead preacher at The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, delivered an excoriating lecture to famed singer Toni Braxton and her sisters, calling them "flat-out spoiled," and accusing them of acting "disgraceful" toward the "millions of people of color" who idolize them.
Jakes, a popular megachurch pastor who appeared as part of an intervention and spiritual counseling session that aired on WEtv's "Braxton Family Values" on Thursday night, held little back in rebuking the bickering sisters, who star together on the reality show.
"This [toxicity] is nauseating. If you were my daughters, I would go ballistic. They'd have to cut the cameras off," Jakes told the women. "This is a disgrace to all of the millions of people of color who idolize you, who wish their family could get out and to get along enough to get a shot like you guys — and to see you climb all the way up here and talk to each other like this. It hurts us in places beyond your family."
Watch Jakes lambaste the women below:
Jakes was just getting started, too, as he proceeded to tell the Braxtons specifics about how negatively he believes they've been acting.
"You're spoiled. You're flat-out spoiled," the preacher said. "I deal with people who have real problems — people who are losing their limbs, who need a kidney transplant — and those families go through that with more dignity than you can go through who stood on stage?"
As he continued his tirade against the women, Braxton family members, including Toni, simply stared at him in what appeared to be a mixture of shock and shame, as he proceeded to call them ungrateful, chiding their behavior as entirely problematic and inappropriate.
"To see you in these fancy shoes and these nice clothes, and act like this," he said. "How can we teach our children to respect black women if black women don't respect black women? This has got to stop."