Entertainment, Love and Hip Hop, Petition, Reality Television, Television, VH1 -

'Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta' becomes latest reality show to be boycotted

Entertainment, Love and Hip Hop, Petition, Reality Television, Television, VH1 -

'Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta' becomes latest reality show to be boycotted

A petition is circulating to have the reality TV show Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta removed off the air. Only a few day’s after it’s premiere, furious viewers are accusing the show of exploiting black women. The first episode featured Mama Dee, rapper Lil’ Scrappy’s mother, admitting to being a former pimp and drug dealer. It went on to introduce inspiring rapper Joseline Hernandez as a former stripper who’s been rumored to be spending too much time with her producer Stevie J. Following the premiere of the show, Joseline Hernandez tweeted a photo of herself naked not long after the show aired, to fight allegations that she was a man.

An article posted in the Huffington Post entitled “Will the Real Black People of Atlanta Please Stand Up?” was so angry over the show that she said, “We as Atlantans…should no longer sit by and allow our city’s rich legacy–our race’s rich legacy–to be marred in the name of discount entertainment.”

I, like many of you, watched in complete horror as a cable network debuted yet another reality drama based on black life as it purportedly unfolds in the ATL. I will refrain from mentioning the name of this show because if you saw it then you already know what I’m referring to and if you didn’t then I do not wish to entice or encourage you to seek it out. In fact, the more that I reflect on my feelings about what I witnessed Monday evening, the more I realize that my disgust lies not just with that particular show alone, but with the way that the city which was once a symbol of black progress is now being portrayed in the media as a whole.

Series after series I have watched with great chagrin as popular reality TV franchises select the jewel of the south to lift the veil of mystique behind the city’s affluent and create what ultimately amounts to a ratings bonanza for the networks and a cash windfall for the producers.

Click here to read the full story

The post 'Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta' becomes latest reality show to be boycotted appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

OPINION: We need to talk about the chain gangs of incarcerated Black people fighting these California wildfires
As the Camp Fire in Butte County, California, which as killed over 50 people thus far and has become the deadliest wi...
Read More
When You Do Caucasian Clownery: UTSA Suspends Professor Who Called Cops on Black Student
The University of Texas at San Antonio professor who called the cops on a black student for allegedly putting her fee...
Read More
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum considers lawsuit as vote recount deadline nears
Nine days after the midterm elections, the Governor’s race in Florida has still not been decided and now Tallahassee ...
Read More
Virginia Dunkin’ Donuts owner calls police on Black woman using free WiFi
Less than a year after the infamous racist incident at that a Starbucks in Philadelphia, Dunkin Donuts has now joined...
Read More

Tags