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An upcoming show that many believe is capitalizing off baby mama drama in the worst way has caused uproar — and it hasn’t even aired yet. Oxygen plans to show a one-hour special about G-Unit rapper Shawty Lo and his 11 children and 10 baby mammas. The special showcases the Atlanta-based rapper with an aim to “capture the highs and lows of this extreme ‘blended family’ that is anything but ordinary, while also showing the drama and the passion behind life’s most unexpected situations.” A press statement released by the network said that the show “will be filled with outrageous and authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about.”

Many people have been tweeting and talking about the show, but not with good hopes. The demeaning labels that Shawty Lo’s baby mamas carry, such as “the wannabe-bougie baby mama” or “the baby mama from hell” have made some viewers question Oxygen’s move towards ratchetness. The negative buzz about the unaired special caught the attention of author Sabrina Lamb, who rallied 14,000 signatures through a Change.org petition. The petition calls for Oxygen to cancel a show that she believes is offensive and negatively portrays black women, relationships, and children.

The petition reads:

“As dysfunctional and violent as so-called reality shows are, could you ever imagine a one hour spectacle where 11 children are forced to witness their 10 unwed mothers clamor for financial support, emotional attention and sexual reward from Shawty-Lo, the apathetic ‘father’?

Could you imagine that Oxygen Media, known for violent programming targeting young women with stereotypical images, would consider the embarrassment that these children will experience, being used as entertainment?”

But even with the overwhelming outcry, it appears that Oxygen just won’t budge. The network has defended the show, claiming that the production is not meant to replicate negative stereotypes of African-Americans.

“Oxygen’s one-hour special in development is not meant to be a stereotypical representation of everyday life for any one demographic or cross-section of society,” the network told RadarOnline. “It is a look at one unique family and their complicated, intertwined life… Oxygen Media’s diverse team of creative executives will continue developing the show with this point of view.”

The special is slated to air this spring.

  • http://naysue.wordpress.com naysue

    I’m still waiting for a clip!

  • Old TImer

    you know ^&%* well black folks are going to eat that %^$^& up! If I could be a fly on the wall in the back door meetings of these folks. They have MASTERY of manipulating black people. Keep you stupid, keep you in the hood, and don’t you dare pick up a book not related to African American studies!

  • Old TImer

    Its a conspiracy I tell you! LOL! This site is run by the man!

  • Tim

    Blame it on the all in paid off so-called black leaders and pseudo black intellectuals with all the alphabets behind their name (who were taught by their white liberal Gods) who sold that ish to the “poe common black folk” as progress and a long term solution. It’s really an insult to our proud hard working ancestors who survived w/o it.

    Blacks would have never embraced this entitlement mentality without their promoting, preaching and teachings of quasi socialism, communism and Marxism as good for black folk in a capitalist country! lol & smmfh at the same dam time. A large percentage of Blacks are essentially practicing socialism, communism and Marxism while everyone else is practicing capitalism. That’s why you have foreigners opening businesses with shoe string budgets and 5 years later having thriving businesses in the hood. Excellent Article…. “The Black Family. 40 Years of Lies”

  • Old TImer

    How can you say that? Blacks actively SEEK welfare, and government hand outs. Hell you got mothers telling their children to NOT perform well in school in order to get more money from social security, and free after school programs. What effect do you think that has on the child? When the Dept. of Education writes curriculum they already assume blacks will royally eff up so the set the bar low from the start. They expect only 60% of black kids to know how to read at a certain age, why? Because historically no matter what they do blacks will fail. No child left behind was SPECIFICALLY designed for blacks! Everyone else’s test scores went up except black kids. You mean to tell me one can dumb down the curriculum so much that all they have to do is study specific material for a specific test and nothing more and they still fail? These kids are dead weight dragging down everyone else in the class who need to be challenged. American used to be number 1 in education and is now 14 th and 16th in math and science despite throwing more and more money at them every year. Life doesn’t imitate art, art imitates life! Black folks don’t even know what to wear if not for BET, and rap videos. If anyone dares to leave the plantation you folks ridicule them to no end, its no wonder those of us who make something of ourselves couldn’t care less what happens in the black community anymore. You go into these places looking to help out and give people something MORE than a handout and they spit on you, call you names, and don’t even show up at all lest you have free food! You worship these black celebrities, charlatans and “leaders,” but couldn’t name a prominent black business man, scientist, inventor. I’m a white guy and all I see on t.v. is black people getting rich in hip hop endeavors, and African american history/studies? Don’t blacks do anything else? The perfect image the black community needed Herman Cain a literal rocket freaking scientist and you people called him an uncle Tom because he DARED to think things differently. Manipulating black history is probably one of the most profitable things one can do, it takes advantage of numerous human psychological drawbacks. He looks different from me therefore he could be an enemy. He speaks my language, i.e. Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid outright insulting blacks to their faces and they lapped it up like red kool-aid.My greatest enemy isn’t a rich white republican, the guy most likely signing my pay checks, its Lil Pookie shooting at me because of the color i’m wearing or he want my shoes. What kind of ass-backwards, savagery is this? Debating with people like you is futile because 1. you’re arguing without a full deck. Education in the black community is all top down marching orders. Don’t you dare cite a non-black person, democrat, or grandma because all white people are evil (except the ones we vote for). Your black leaders manipulate history for their own personal gain. The NAACP was started by the same folks who put you in chains. 2. We don’t care what you think, we are trying to help you, this is an intervention and you won’t admit you have a problem. We will be alright, we will continue to marry women of other races, avoid the ghetto where only our money is welcome,
    and laugh our asses off at t.v. shows like this. You think you are free? You are enslaved more than ever before! Those brilliant democrats found a way to enslave you mentally rather than physically, knowing you will enslave each other physically all by your damned selves! When will blacks think for themselves? When will black women stop whoring themselves to these losers? When will black parents stop forgoing everything else in schools for the next basketball phenom? When will blacks stop being cowards about reporting crime in their own neighborhoods? I grew up in the hood, this notion of drugs, basketball, and music is the only way out is bullchit! When will blacks RESPECT kids who like math and science? With 20 million black babies NOT on this Earth because they were all aborted, when will blacks march for them, instead of some Trayvon punk who probably would have been shot a week later by another black kid?

    Blaming whitey is easy if you don’t know any of them, and don’t care to even be in the same room with them (because some of the individuals mentioned above told you not to).The day man hops in space ships headed for Mars because the Earth is doomed, black folks will still be shooting at each other in the hood, and wake up one day and wonder “where all the white folks at?” Hell they might even celebrate.

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