We previously reported that rapper Shawty Lo had his own reality show hot mess called “All My Babies’ Mamas,” that would be airing this Spring on Oxygen. The show focused on Shawty and his 10 baby mamas and his tribe of children all living together. Each of the baby mamas had a different personality and the focus of the show was going to be about how they get along, or don’t get along with each other.
Although seeing women argue, fight over a man and “ratchetness,” seem to be the norm in successful reality shows that rake in the ratings, several conservative groups were not happy about the show and started a petition to stop the show from airing and get advertisers to pull out. And we all know…when the advertisers go…the money goes and so does the show!
According to Deadline:
Oxygen Media has pulled the plug on the controversial reality special All My Babies’ Mamas as pressure mounted from Change.org, Parents Television Council and other organizations outraged over the show’s premise about rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 mothers. Author Sabrina Lamb started a petition on Change.org urging Oxygen to pull support for the show shortly after it was announced in December. The organization said it gathered more than 37,000 signatures in support of its campaign which culminated this morning in simultaneous petition deliveries to the offices of Oxygen, NBC Universal and Comcast in New York City, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
“I am pleased that Oxygen Media has heard the outrage of over 37,000 consumers and shareholders who said, ‘enough is enough,’” Lamb said in a statement. “We will not support any network and advertiser which exploits the plight of children and targets young women with stereotypical, dangerous, unsafe messages. Change.org said it was notified of the decision in a statement from Oxygen.
“As part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special”, Oxygen said. “We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation.”
I’m sure Shawty Lo and his baby mamas could’ve used the money, so sorry Shawty.
Source/Pics: Deadline, Oxygen