By// Kendra D. Cusic
In case you haven’t heard by now, the Oxygen network green lit a docuseries entitled, All of My Babies Mamas. The show will follow Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo and his 10 “baby mamas” and 11 kids. However, news of the show has stirred up a strong reaction from people who feel that it depicts negative stereotypes. As a result Change.org has begun circulating a petition to shut the project down.
Here’s a portion of the petition:
“Cancel Shawty-Low show aka “My Babies’ Mommas” and all programming which demeans black children, women and stereotypes black men!
Our Children…our Community… Deserves Better.
Ban This Poison.
Cancel This Television Broadcast.
Oxygen Television Network is prepared to broadcast a one hour special celebrating the dysfunction of rapper Shawty Lo…aka the insulting title “My Babies’ Mommas” witnessed by his 11 children…by 10 different women…(some may have been underage) as they….argue, beg, fight for emotional, financial support and sexual reward.
What is the difference between this ministrel show and the others which clog the airwaves without proper balance of the beauty and positive aspects of our community??
THE CHILDREN!….OUR CHILDREN!
If our DEMANDS to cancel the airing of this POISON are not met…an international boycott will be launched against their ADVERTISERS.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!”
To read the entire petition go here.
Will you be watching or will you be adding your signature to the petition?