Oxygen shelves controversial Shawty Lo series
Network responds to uproar surrounding 'All My Babies' Mamas'
Oxygen network bosses have axed rapper Shawty Lo's reality series "All My Babies' Mamas," due to the uproar surrounding the controversial show. Just weeks before the G-Unit rapper's series was set to premiere, execs have decided to shelve the program, which featured Lo, whose real name is Carlos Walker, and his 11 children with 10 women, including his 19-year-old girlfriend, who is the same age as his eldest daughter.
Since the announcement of the new series, the network and Lo have been under fire for promoting negative stereotypes about African-American families. Numerous civil rights groups and the Parents Television Council both started petitions calling for the cancellation of the program. And on Tuesday, Oxygen bosses released a statement that satisfied the opponents of the show: "As part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special. We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation."
In response, civil rights group ColorofChange thanked the action taken by the network, and said, "We thank Oxygen Media for taking this important step. The tremendous response from over 40,000 ColorOfChange.org members, coupled with national outrage from black folks, sent a clear message that exploitative television shows like 'All My Babies' Mamas' are unacceptable."
what a douce....11 kids by 10 women....
can we say MANWHORE!!!!!!!
time to be castrated!!! (should've been done...about 10 babies ago!!!)