The above picture is a promo for Oxygen’s recently axed one hour reality special entitled All My Babies’ Mamas. You see, this guy, Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo has apparently fathered 11 children with 10 different women, making him the most fiscally and socially irresponsible man since Michael Lohan. I had never heard of this show until just 30 minutes ago, but without doing any research, I’m almost certain Oxygen would have surpassed Lifetime in the race for “Best Lady Television”. Lord knows I would watch the shit out of this.
Unfortunately, the civil rights group ColorOfChange.org thought this was “inaccurate”, “dehumanizing”, and portrayed “harmful perceptions of Black families.” And that’s probably true. But this little snag isn’t going to stop Oxygen from bringing you some great programming!
“We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation.”
If this means that Bad Girls Club will never stop airing, I am all for it. Otherwise, I think I’ll just stick with Lifetime for my girl-power TV.