Black people have to stop accepting this continued regression of standards. It’s not about keeping our dirty laundry hidden; we have to stop co-signing this exploitation.
I’ve read comments justifying the show, saying that “baby mamas and fathers” comprise a part of the Black community. I do not care, there is no redeeming quality to be gained from this show and others like it, PERIOD. And, for the record, this includes “Basketball Wives”, the “Real Housewives” franchise, “Bad Girls Club” etc. So yes, it’s not just Oxygen, this means vh1, and Bravo, too.
Shawty Lo’s behavior is reprehensible and should not be exploited for profit and encouraged by allowing a show like this to air. The behavior of Shawty Lo’s baby mamas is reprehensible and should not be exploited for profit and encouraged by allowing a show like this to air.
When are we going to stop perpetuating negative stereotypes?