The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominations are in. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" have received an Outstanding Reality Series nod for their "responsible" work on the hit Bravo network show. Interesting choice, on so many levels, but the ladies are reportedly "ecstatic and at a loss for words."Uhh, seriously, NAACP. The RHOA. "Image Award"? For real?
In a re-tweet from a proud Sheree Whitfield, a fan had this to say: RT @elle1913: Congrats 2 @IamSheree @Kimzolciak @NeNeLeakes 4 ur NAACP image award nom. Despite these haters on V103, I think ur fab!
There's been an ongoing public feud between the antics-filled show's cast and the morning crew of Atlanta's No. 1 rated radio program "Frank & Wanda Morning Show" on V103, which has fueled a negative perception of the show from the city's residents at large. The feud stems from the "housewives" cancellation of an interview appearance, due to fear of an ambush, in 2008 when the show started picking up steam. Attempts have been made since then to repair the ladies' reputation in their home city, but sentiments largely remain the same.
The NAACP nominating committee have often profferred questionable nominations and honorees and this inclusion is sure to provoke a host of favorable and unfavorable responses. Many in the black community feel the housewives perpetuate negative images of African Americans in the media, "honorary sister" Kim Zolciak aside.
Is this really an "image" worthy of "awarding"?!?
I seriously doubt Rosa Parks moved to the front of the bus for this sh*t.
Come on, most of these broads ain't even wives. Few of them technically even "own" a home. There is nothing about this show worthy of celebration. Nothing.
Sure, RHOA is pure, harmless, scripted, escapist trash. But it's not worthy of anyone's "image" award. If we're diggin' in the reality crates, why not go hard? Where's Ray-J? Fantasia's shiftless little brother? I suppose Frankie And Neffie were just too lowbrow for the nominating committee. Either that, or someone actually bought She By Sheree.
And that's why the NAACP stays losing.
MLK is crying inside. WHERE IS OBAMA!?!?
Question: What exactly is the purpose of the NAACP Image Awards? Do shows like RHOA present an unhealthy "image" of Black America, or does Black America do a good enough job of this on their own?
NAACP Image Award Nod for 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' ... Seriously? [RollingOut]