As you may know, it was announced that Oxygen has green lit a new reality show for Shawty Lo titled All My Babies Mamas, which will chronicle the turbulent life of Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 unwed mothers. The show which is to air in the Spring of 2013 has drawn a ton of criticism, which now includes an online petition that may keep the show from airing. More after the jump.
Sabrina Lamb, a New York Times best-selling author and social activist has taken to use Change.org to form an online petition to block the production of All My Babies’ Mamas, and made it be known in her petition.
“Petitioning Oxygen Media, Electus and DiGa Vision Oxygen Media, Electus and DiGa Vision: Cancel Shawty-Low show and all programming which demeans black children, girls/women and stereotypes black men!!! These companies profit by humiliating girls and women by promoting degrading images. They have gone too far and we are boycotting their advertisers.”
Lamb also attacks the integrity of Oxygen Media and points out that a show like with have a negative impact on black women in urban communities across America.
“Cancel Shawty-Low show and all programming which demeans girls and women!!! Our Children…our Community… Deserves Better. Ban This Poison. Ban This Television Show. Oxygen Television Network is prepared to broadcast a one hour special celebrating the dysfunction of rapper Shawty Lo…watched 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.”
Will this petition help get the show stopped of will the attention embolden Oxygen to keep going because publicity is publicity. We’ll see.
View the petition here.