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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:38 PM

This is an racist TV show. Please sign the petition to stop it. "All my Babies' Mamas"

http://www.change.org/petitions/oxygen-media-and-diga-vision-cancel-shawty-lo-s-all-my-babies-mamas-a-show-that-stereotypes-and-demeans-black-children-mothers-and-dads?alert_id=ZkNcFKAabs_obKrlCAeCj&utm_campaign=16110&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert


Oxygen Media and DiGa Vision: Cancel Shawty Lo's "All My Babies' Mamas," a show that stereotypes and demeans black children, mothers and dads!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

This is not just an attack on African-American parents and children....but ALL PARENTS AND CHILDREN!

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?

Could you imagine that Oxygen Media, would use a slur against mothers, fathers and children and entitle this debacle, “All My Babies’ Mamas”? Cori Abraham, Oxygen Media, Senior Vice President of Development wrote in a press release: “…..over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about….leaving the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create order… but sharing your man with several opinionated women is bound to create issues.”

Tragically, this day has come.

And it is these children...our children who will hold all of us accountable by allowing them to be exploited, internationally, in this manner. Our children will suffer from these negativity and for someone like you standing up for them and saying:

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

What You Can Do?

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Reply This is an racist TV show. Please sign the petition to stop it. "All my Babies' Mamas" (Original post)
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 OP
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #1
rocktivity Jan 2013 #2
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #10
duffyduff Jan 2013 #14
Skittles Jan 2013 #3
rocktivity Jan 2013 #5
Skittles Jan 2013 #6
rocktivity Jan 2013 #8
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #18
R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2013 #12
lunasun Jan 2013 #4
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #7
historylovr Jan 2013 #9
BrotherIvan Jan 2013 #11
duffyduff Jan 2013 #13
Blasphemer Jan 2013 #15
duffyduff Jan 2013 #16
RudynJack Jan 2013 #17

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:41 PM

1. done

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:41 PM

2. And this is different from Sister Wives

because they're black and DON'T all live together?


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:08 PM

10. Sister Wives is offensive to me. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:54 PM

14. +1 n/t

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:43 PM

3. "reality TV" has been sick since day one

it is all disgusting

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:44 PM

5. I've hated it since the very day

MTV invented it.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:46 PM

6. yup; that was the downfall of MTV

now it's just a race to the bottom and yet I see even DUers who just cannot WAIT to see what Honey Boo Boo is up to

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:03 PM

8. MTV's switch to reality TV was spurred

by the record labels refusing their request to pay for playing their videos.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:48 AM

18. Sorry to burst your bubble, but *PBS* (yes, PBS...) invented it

With An American Family:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Family

An American Family is an American television documentary filmed from May 30 through December 31, 1971 and first aired in the United States on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in early 1973. After being edited down from about 300 hours of raw footage, the series ran one season of 12 episodes on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m.

Originally intended to be a chronicle of the daily life of the Louds, an upper-middle-class family in Santa Barbara, California, the groundbreaking program documented the break-up of the family via the separation and subsequent divorce of parents Bill and Pat Loud. The documentary inspired the MTV reality television series The Real World as well as spoofs such as the Albert Brooks feature film Real Life.


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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:49 PM

12. No truer words have been spoken.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:44 PM

4. well I signed the petition but haters will love to watch it and will not think of the kids

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:46 PM

7. They need to cancel the baby daddy show as well...

Some guy called Maury does it. It's stupid and I don't think he ever talks about anything else. Unless it's teenage torture...err boot camp.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:06 PM

9. Done

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:29 PM

11. Reality TV is union busting

I refuse to watch any of it ever

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:52 PM

13. The only good show on that network is "Snapped."

The network overall is geared to young women and their programs make young women appear stupid and shallow.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:54 PM

15. Yes, it is offensive but this has been going on in the talk show circuit for over 20 years

Maury Povich, in particular, is a disgrace. At least Springer was largely tongue-in-cheek and obviously staged. Reality TV has taken over in popularity but exploiting minorities and the poor is nothing new. I believe that our economic crisis has fueled the increase in popularity in these shows as I think viewers may take solace in the fact that no matter how bad things are for them, they are not as bad as those depicted on these shows. I used to watch reality tv but the early days seem quaint in comparison to what airs today. We are a far cry from MTV introducing young people to the world of HIV and AIDS on "The Real World".

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:56 PM

16. In the Great Depression, it was the rich who were ridiculed in the movies,

but in this current economic downturn, it is the poor and minorities who are the objects of derision.

I used to think "Queen for a Day" was the worst television series that ever came down the pike because of its exploitation of human misery for ratings. Now it is merely the granddaddy of all television exploitation shows.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:06 AM

17. Why bother?

It's just giving them free publicity.

You think Oxygen doesn't know it's offensive? They're COUNTING on an outcry to attract attention to it. Ignore it.

You could get 10 million signatures, and they wouldn't take it off- they'd be too busy counting the money the extra attention brought them.

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