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]

  • Apple

    Some people should be sterilized

  • Keepitreal

    What the fuck are you talking about? I hardly ever address a “man” pathetic enough to sit his ass on a black woman’s board but I’ll make an exception.

    Yes, there are those who see nothing wrong with the decimation of the 2 parent household.

    But WTF are you acting as if black women came together and willed black men into abandoning their children in droves?

    WTF are you and others acting as if black women are turning down marriage proposals left and right so they can rock as Ms. independent?

    Wait, don’t answer, IDGAF about anything else you have to say.

    The black community will remain lost as long as black men and women continue being sexually irresponsible and black men continue to shirk their financial AND emotional responsibilities to the offsprings they helped create.

  • Kacey

    I feel very sorry for those who live in Atlanta. Through these shows, the media has turned the most prosperous black-majority city in the U.S. into one big trifling ghetto. Sad.

  • Ms. Information

    Ok, so you meet a guy and he tells you that he has 9 baby mamas and you roll with it? Nigga please…sorry, this is super niggerish….standards are set so low…a petition on sounds in order…

  • Tim

    Why exactly are you all mad? This is an accurate portrayal of todays ghetto black family life. The same way Good Times was an accurate portrayal of 70′s black ghetto family life.

    You can’t have it both ways black folks. You can’t glorify or remain silent on black baby mamas, their kids, homes with no black men and the effects this dysfunction has on the black community. Then turn around and get mad when it’s shown to those outside of the community and the world. Now, you all want to hide the end result as if it doesn’t exist? This is not a minority. This is now the majority! 60% of black baby mamas have multiple baby daddies. Get your popcorn ready, sit back and watch the trainwreck. We reap what we sow. I’m sorry to say this but we (the black community) deserves this.

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