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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:56 AM
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Hot Ghetto Mess - Viacom - BET
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 11:31 AM by jazzy062
BET is preparing to air what can only be described as a minstrel show depicting African-Americans in the poorest possible way. Apparently they are competing with VH1 to try and one-up the Flavor of Love programs. According to the blogoshere, BET was actively soliciting images and information of most unbecoming nature to depict on this show - some of which show disturbing images of children.


Home Depot and State Farm Insurance beat a hasty retreat from "Hot Ghetto Mess" following a growing din of complaints, mostly on the Internet, that the show - a collection of home videos and images sent in by viewers - depicts African Americans in the worst light possible.

The show evolved from an Internet site of the same name, which features photos of African Americans in various "ghetto" styles, including hair, clothing and jewelry.

At least one gallery of photos on the site shows toddlers and infants photographed holding bottles of beer or with cigars in their mouths. - New York Post

Here is a link to the latest, http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_6383547

Hopefully BET will come to it's senses and pull the plug on this nonsense.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:58 AM
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1. It certainly does sound like a hot mess.
BET, away with this foolishness.
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