Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Few More Random Thoughts About "All My Babies Mamas"

Okay, ya'll got me. I know I just said the other day that I didn't find the concept of a show about a rapper with 11 kids by 10 women all that bad. It's like like Shawty Lo isn't a real life person, and there's plenty of other real life Shawty Lo's around the country. I argued that this show would't for any more harm to the reputation of black folks than blacks had already done to themselves.

So yeah, I guess I take (some of) that back.

For some odd reason, I flipped the channel to Fox & Friends (don't ask) this morning and the woman who started the petition to have the show banned was up there. Then later in the show (don't ask. Please.) they did a recap of the interview, as if the twist the knife a bit more, followed immediately by a segment about a viral video of a hipster who has taught his adorable children a Queen song. The contrast couldn't have been more stark, and was so blatantly intentional. You fill in the blanks.

Then I caught the clip above on Mediaite of Fox's The Five dedicating an entire segment to talk about All My Babies Mamas yesterday. So yeah, there's clearly a pattern here. You fill in the blanks.

So yeah, I get the point. Some people are upset that such a show reinforces stereotypes, as as you can see above, that's clearly true. I'm more upset that those stereotypes spring from real life in the first place, but I'll concede your point.

Maybe I'll sign that petition after all. If for no other reason than to give Fox News less material.

Question: Did AB just backpedal faster than Darelle Revis (the 2010 version)?!?

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