See, this is why we can’t rise as a people…

According to Deadline Hollywood, Oxygen Media, the channel that brought us the Bad Girls Club and Eva Marcille’s Girlfriend Confidential LA, recently ordered up another reality special that is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Aptly titled All My Babies’ Mamas, the one-hour special will follow Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo and his 10 baby mamas. According to reports the show will center around “the complicated lives of one man, his children’s mamas, and their army of children, capturing the highs and lows of this extreme ‘blended family’ as they navigate their financially and emotionally connected lives.”

I just have a few questions:

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  • Who is Shawty Lo and why do we need to see his baby mama drama played out on TV?
  • Why is Oxygen, which once touted Oprah as one of its partners, working on a show that seems more suited for a Love & Hip Hop Atlanta storyline?
  • Who thought ‘All My Baby Mamas’ was a good idea?
  • Why am I glad the show’s producers, Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, are not black? (But why am I also horrified they think this is what black audiences want to see?)
  • When are trashy reality shows going to jump the shark?

Help me out, Clutchettes…can someone give me some answers?

[Via The Jasmine Brand]

  • Someone that doesn’t want this on the air

    “Protest schemes that don’t cost the participants any inconvenience, hardship or money remain the most popular, despite their ineffectiveness.”

    The best way to make sure crap like this doesn’t stay on is to hit them in their wallets. You want to help Oxygen NOT make money off of this sideshow? Send an e-mail to Oxygen; don’t watch the show (legally or illegally); if anyone here lives near the studios, protest the content; go to DiGa (the production studio making this garbage) and peacefully protest this show.

    It’s easy to write online petitions but if you want this off the air, would you be willing to do these things?

    Make your voice be heard.

  • Blue

    If we stop watching this foolishness, they’ll stop showing this foolishness. Not only on Oxygen, but all other networks that promote bad behavior & crappy lifestyles.

  • Wanda

    Reality television has done more to damage how we are portrayed and perceived than any other form of media ever developed. It is FAR worse than the rap videos.

    To see us on tv constantly scratching, yelling, screaming, arguing, punching and weave-pulling on multiple shows is far worse than what we dealt with in the past during the Stepin Fetchit and Amos N Andy days.

  • hmmmmm

    “Why is Oxygen, which once touted Oprah as one of its partners, working on a show that seems more suited for a Love & Hip Hop Atlanta storyline?”

    Well, do you have an answer to the most important question you asked yet.

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