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HERE WE GO AGAIN! Online Petition To BOYCOTT "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Hits The Net

A few of the 3.6 million viewers who watched the debut of "L&HH: Atlanta" were turned off by the foolywangery of the show's content...and have taken the usual next step after complaining.  They've started a petition to boycott it.  Deets inside....

 

First it was "Basketball Wives," and now VH1's latest docu-soap "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" has provoked an online petition to boycott the show.  The petition says,

After we made a ruckus about Basketball Wives, sponsors began to pull ads. Well, it’s that time again, folks!

While we should respect the perceptions and experiences of the men and women featured on “reality” television shows, networks are airing stories that could be very helpful for people to hear, but they’re telling these stories in EXTREMELY dangerous ways.

We all know premium digital crack rock is ‘slanged’ in digital hoods other than VH1. We also know the problem is not just TV–it’s a big, mean, social monster that we’ve gotta shoot down one non-violent bullet at a time. Nevertheless, somebody’s gotta be the face of this lovely movement. And since VH1 has chosen to give us yet another beautifully-blinged jewel of commercial exploitation (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta), they might as well be the face of change. By the way, shout out to all African Americans who received Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta as their Juneteenth gift! You won and lost at the same time!

As we work toward national- and local-level change, let’s tell VH1 and their sponsors (again) why people from a broad range of backgrounds will NOT stand for the exploitation of the lived experiences of people who may not even know they’re being exploited. This isn’t a “Black or White” thing, this is a HUMAN thing…and we should all understand.

P.S. That “turn of the TV/your kids’ TV if you don’t want to watch” argument doesn’t work here, VH1. A good number of the kids who are most at risk don’t have the luxury of living with parents who can just “turn off the TV”. Why? Because their parents are out working multiple jobs (thanks to this lovely thing called poverty); one or both parents are on drugs, dead, or in jail; or they’re raised by ill grandparents, relatives who aren’t that interested in their future, or foster parents who abuse them and only foster to collect a check.
 

Meanwhile, Joseline Hernandez isn't letting comments about being a homewrecker OR being a man get her down.  She tweeted, "GM thanks 4 all the positive support as well as the negative the ratings were great!Starting my day off w/Marvin Sapp"Never would've made it"  REALLY!!??

Since the "BBW" petition did result in the loss of a few sponsors, it will be interesting to see if this petition catches on.  Y'all already know my view on this.  There will ALWAYS be a FEW million people out of the umpteen million in America who will constantly watch trainwrecks.  Does that mean we keep appealing to those few folks at the detriment of our teens and kids in our community who will be conditioned to think the actions they see are OK?

Sigh....here we go again.

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Petitions are cool, creating

Petitions are cool, creating is better. Instead of complaining about the content, I decided to create my own. I recently launched and online show called the "Best Kept Secret" that profiles successful individuals that are not athletes and entertainers. You can check out the series opener here: http://bit.ly/MWFgAv Please watch and let me know your thoughts. Let's expose out kids to the "other" side of the story and let the networks know that we're interested in balance!

I need a board certified

I need a board certified OBGYN to do a full examination on live TV to convince me that Joselyn is not a man. ( side eying Stevie J.)
Anonymous's picture

This is ironic. While I dont

This is ironic. While I dont condone the negative images...I do feel like this is something that has been going on for years. There has been many shows before this that spotlight teenage pregnancy...public drunkenness, nudity, sex, violence etc etc....but all of a sudden they want to pull all of the urban shows that arent much different than...Jerseylicious...jersey shore...mob wives...real world...road rules...real housewives of everywhere etc etc. But suddenly their antics come across as much more sever than those of the main stream or non-black shows. Let me REITERATE!!! I dont condone it at all...while I have been guilty of watching a few from time to time...I feel like what is good for the goose should be good for the gander!!! period
Yeah I said it...AND???'s picture

This is ironic. While I dont

This is ironic. While I dont condone the negative images...I do feel like this is something that has been going on for years. There has been many shows before this that spotlight teenage pregnancy...public drunkenness, nudity, sex, violence etc etc....but all of a sudden they want to pull all of the urban shows that arent much different than...Jerseylicious...jersey shore...mob wives...real world...road rules...real housewives of everywhere etc etc. But suddenly their antics come across as much more sever than those of the main stream or non-black shows. Let me REITERATE!!! I dont condone it at all...while I have been guilty of watching a few from time to time...I feel like what is good for the goose should be good for the gander!!! period
Yeah I said it...AND???'s picture

Dang black people still have

Dang black people still have to perform in black face and for the people who support this show you need to look at black face yeah there are others shows out there but none that make women look dumb ass shit like this mess. Dang people when do we wake up.
Black Face's picture

Dang black people still have

Dang black people still have to perform in black face and for the people who support this show you need to look at black face yeah there are others shows out there but none that make women look dumb ass shit like this mess. Dang people when do we wake up.
Black Face's picture

Dang black people still have

Dang black people still have to perform in black face and for the people who support this show you need to look at black face yeah there are others shows out there but none that make women look dumb ass shit like this mess. Dang people when do we wake up.
Black Face's picture

PROOF K-MICHELLE IS BITTER...

PROOF K-MICHELLE IS BITTER... FROM THE HORSES MOUTH http://divadishtalk.blogspot.com/2010/05/kmichelle-tells-truth-about-why...
Anonymous's picture

PROOF K-MICHELLE IS BITTER...

PROOF K-MICHELLE IS BITTER... FROM THE HORSES MOUTH http://divadishtalk.blogspot.com/2010/05/kmichelle-tells-truth-about-why...
Anonymous's picture

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Anonymous's picture

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Anonymous's picture

Most of the mess you view in

Most of the mess you view in regards to Atlanta, is a lot of want to be stars so bad they will do ANYTHING, including additional drama. I have lived in this city for 22 years and they try hard, very hard to be seen and try and out do everyone else in the world! So don't be surprised for all the extra s--- you may see, it's just them trying to be more than anyone else, and FYI, the city is full of GAY men, avoid at all cost!
2227's picture

Seriously, its people Like

Seriously, its people Like you why producers deem it feasible to produce such nonsense. If it weren't probably for your kind(fake as wanna be Atlantan) a lot of negative imagery would not exist in the public's eye. Your a south basher and should definitely go back to wherever you came from because 22 years hardly qualifies you as a native Atlantan. If its that bad then leave. And as for the Gay men comment ask about 85% if they are originally from here "wityostupidah" yea that's how we talk in the A, but i bet you understood me! Be gone and you can come find me in the new Techwood
tired of immigrant fuckery's picture

First of all, I agree with

First of all, I agree with the Person who spoke against those, who were bashing and wrongly judging the so called 'people of Atlanta/GA'. We all know that 80% of them are NOT from GA let alone Atlanta. Joseline, the most disfunctional of them all, is from. Miami. On a better note, Evelyn(tyrant) Tami(Bully) were terrible and both are from New York! Meaning, does a person from a certain area represent a whole City. I know it does not! Of course there are plenty of othr ex. 'Chrissy' etc. However, if you are adamant about boycotting this series, then don't be biased....boycott all the others, Mob Wives, Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, Housewives and all the other toxic shows. As we all know, eliminating this show won't help the future, unless we get rid of them ALL! ....Are we ready???
Counselor144's picture

First of all, I agree with

First of all, I agree with the Person who spoke against those, who were bashing and wrongly judging the so called 'people of Atlanta/GA'. We all know that 80% of them are NOT from GA let alone Atlanta. Joseline, the most disfunctional of them all, is from. Miami. On a better note, Evelyn(tyrant) Tami(Bully) were terrible and both are from New York! Meaning, does a person from a certain area represent a whole City. I know it does not! Of course there are plenty of othr ex. 'Chrissy' etc. However, if you are adamant about boycotting this series, then don't be biased....boycott all the others, Mob Wives, Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, Housewives and all the other toxic shows. As we all know, eliminating this show won't help the future, unless we get rid of them ALL! ....Are we ready???
Counselor144's picture

First of all, I agree with

First of all, I agree with the Person who spoke against those, who were bashing and wrongly judging the so called 'people of Atlanta/GA'. We all know that 80% of them are NOT from GA let alone Atlanta. Joseline, the most disfunctional of them all, is from. Miami. On a better note, Evelyn(tyrant) Tami(Bully) were terrible and both are from New York! Meaning, does a person from a certain area represent a whole City. I know it does not! Of course there are plenty of othr ex. 'Chrissy' etc. However, if you are adamant about boycotting this series, then don't be biased....boycott all the others, Mob Wives, Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, Housewives and all the other toxic shows. As we all know, eliminating this show won't help the future, unless we get rid of them ALL! ....Are we ready???
Counselor144's picture

Seriously, its people Like

Seriously, its people Like you why producers deem it feasible to produce such nonsense. If it weren't probably for your kind(fake as wanna be Atlantan) a lot of negative imagery would not exist in the public's eye. Your a south basher and should definitely go back to wherever you came from because 22 years hardly qualifies you as a native Atlantan. If its that bad then leave. And as for the Gay men comment ask about 85% if they are originally from here "wityostupidah" yea that's how we talk in the A, but i bet you understood me! Be gone and you can come find me in the new Techwood
tired of immigrant fuckery's picture

Seriously, its people Like

Seriously, its people Like you why producers deem it feasible to produce such nonsense. If it weren't probably for your kind(fake as wanna be Atlantan) a lot of negative imagery would not exist in the public's eye. Your a south basher and should definitely go back to wherever you came from because 22 years hardly qualifies you as a native Atlantan. If its that bad then leave. And as for the Gay men comment ask about 85% if they are originally from here "wityostupidah" yea that's how we talk in the A, but i bet you understood me! Be gone and you can come find me in the new Techwood
tired of immigrant fuckery's picture

Why is it so hard for you

Why is it so hard for you just to not watch the show. There is a button on your remote called the power button, it turns your television off. When I don't like a show I change the channel, but I guess that is just me.
Tera's picture

the thing is, it shouldn't be

the thing is, it shouldn't be named after a city or genre of music. Let it just the ignant mess show. Then y'all can have at it. Same with BBW. let it be called ratchet exes. then I'd have no problem with it.
Anon's picture

Well said my friend. Thank

Well said my friend. Thank you for saying something that makes sense cause some folk are plain ol' simple minded.
tired of immigrant fuckery's picture

Why the events of this week's

Why the events of this week's show were crazy, there are alot of women dealing with that same BS..I understand the reasoning behind the petition but if you boycott this show or BBW you also have to boycott Mob Wives, Housewives of NJ, Bad Girls Club (and Im sure a few others). These shows are all exploitative..period...I havent heard about any petitions for those shows..u cant single out these shows with no plan to point out the flaws in the others...
Anonymous's picture

i agree with you on this!...

i agree with you on this!...
happygo...'s picture

NecoleBitchie has more class

NecoleBitchie has more class than Tasha's trashy blog....boycott YBF!!! Trash!!!!
Anonymous's picture

The person calling for this

The person calling for this boycott should be slapped for making a stereotypical and racist comment like: "A good number of the kids who are most at risk don’t have the luxury of living with parents who can just “turn off the TV”. Why? Because their parents are out working multiple jobs (thanks to this lovely thing called poverty); one or both parents are on drugs, dead, or in jail; or they’re raised by ill grandparents, relatives who aren’t that interested in their future, or foster parents who abuse them and only foster to collect a check." Really?? Really?? WTF???
Anonymous's picture

Stevie J is clearly

Stevie J is clearly GAY.......Joseline is has a lot of testosterone is all I'm saying.
BOSSLADY's picture

Stevie J is clearly

Stevie J is clearly GAY.......Joseline is has a lot of testosterone is all I'm saying.
BOSSLADY's picture

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Anonymous's picture

That man is fruity as hell.

That man is fruity as hell. FRUIT LOOP!
Yas's picture

I'M NOT BOYCOTTING A MUTHA

I'M NOT BOYCOTTING A MUTHA F'N THANG! BYE YOU HATERS NO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL LIFE AND TV! I THINK PPL BOYCOTT BECAUSE IT REMINDS THEM OF THEIR LIVES! STUPID BLACK HATIN FAT BLACK WOMEN!
Anonymous's picture

Whomever raised you did a

Whomever raised you did a piss poor job and should be shot into the sun.
Anonymous's picture

shot into the sun?!

shot into the sun?! hahjahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Anon's picture

After reading your post NO

After reading your post NO ONE would be surprised that you support this show, as TRASH supports TRASH.
Anonymous's picture

I think all of this is

I think all of this is ridiculous. These shows come on to ENTERTAIN. If a person decides that these shows influence the way that people act then that's there problem. I watch all of these reality tv shows for a good laugh. My reality is way different theirs so it doesn't affect me at all. It's just tv.
Courtney's picture

It does affect you.

It does affect you. Unfortunately you're programmed to be too Ignorant to realize that.
Anonymous's picture

I should petition you as a

I should petition you as a bad parent - if your children are watching these shows. bec your kids should not be watching this at all. That's why they have PG13 and R movies. But i'm sure you allow them to watch law and order bec is mostly white but the violence is the same but in a different content. Why do we care what other RACE think of us. believe me they give a crap what we think of them! so black ppl - stop saying this make us look bad - TO WHO? White ppl – is this who this make us look bad too? Some of us are still “cotton pickers” Sad!
Anonymous's picture

This is not a Black/White

This is not a Black/White thing. The show is bad for All of us. But sadly, it's a majority Black cast fitting ALL of the stereotypes for our minority, broadcasting them as being TRUE. There are too many of these shows and we say ENOUGH is ENOUGH.
Anonymous's picture

Why isn’t there a petition

Why isn’t there a petition for all the movies that have violence towards women and children, mob wives, bad girls club, big brothers etc... Why s a show that is simply for entertainment purpose has to defined us as black ppl . As a black doctor this shows does not define me or any black person I know. If these shows define you than you have a self-esteem, self-love self-race issue. If you don't like it don't watch it - why aren't we putting petitions for pornography on the internet, CSI, Law and order - all those shows - showcase violence in some form - mostly toward women. I am asking all black ppl to STOP saying these so-called shows make us look bad. Bec the only ppl who r tuning in r us and believe me it doesn’t move me at all or any of my girlfriends. We shake our heads and keep it moving. IT"S JUST TV PPL - if u don't like -tune out. Star Jones need to sit her FAT A down somewhere bec she's a hot MESS!
Anonymous's picture

Why isn’t there a petition

Why isn’t there a petition for all the movies that have violence towards women and children, mob wives, bad girls club, big brothers etc... Why s a show that is simply for entertainment purpose has to defined us as black ppl . As a black doctor this shows does not define me or any black person I know. If these shows define you than you have a self-esteem, self-love self-race issue. If you don't like it don't watch it - why aren't we putting petitions for pornography on the internet, CSI, Law and order - all those shows - showcase violence in some form - mostly toward women. I am asking all black ppl to STOP saying these so-called shows make us look bad. Bec the only ppl who r tuning in r us and believe me it doesn’t move me at all or any of my girlfriends. We shake our heads and keep it moving. IT"S JUST TV PPL - if u don't like -tune out. Star Jones need to sit her FAT A down somewhere bec she's a hot MESS!
Anonymous's picture

The show should be boycotted.

The show should be boycotted. It is not racist as "Tinesha" is trying to foolishly point out. There is a reason they don't put on shows that show black people in a positive light. Shows like this exploit ignorance in the black community. The people who watch it and the people who star in it. What is funny about these shows. What is funny about showing you can't even enter a nice establishment without acting a fool. Im so sad for the state of black ppl these days. We have fallen so far behind its disgusting. A stereotypical black man on the show has a girlfriend for 15 years that of course he has no plans to marry and running around with a stereotypical black woman, no self worth, no self love, dressing and behaving like a whore for all to see. Then the other no self worth, no self love, putting up with a man just because she has done nothing for herself to be able to support her own lifestyle so she will put up with a cheater an emotional abuser. I watched one episode and I will never watch it again. Where's the damn petition I will sign it.
KC's picture

THIS ------> "It's so

THIS ------> "It's so OBVIOUS that most of these repetitive posts in support of this TRASH show are from CAST MEMBERS and their friends and/or family. You're not fooling anyone."
Anonymous's picture

Most of the aforementioned tv

Most of the aforementioned tv shows have been boycotted in one way or another. Does anybody remember the backlash Jersey Shore and The Sopranos faced by Italians? It's up to us, yes us black people, to have the best interest of our kids because clearly no one else does. While I do agree that L&HH and BBW are only a fraction of what afflicts our people, you have to think that we aren't the only population watching this tv show. Many other people have and will watch the show and will only generalize what they see from this small faction of fools to an entire population of people. Through this petition we can exercise the power of directly how we are portrayed in the media.
Anonymous's picture

I should petition you as a

I should petition you as a bad parent - if your children are watching these shows. bec your kids should not be watching this at all. That's you have PG13 and R movies. But i'm sure you allow them to watch law and order bec is mostly white but the violence is the same but in a different content. Why so we care what other RACE think of us. believe me they give a crap what we think of them! so black ppl - stop saying this make us look bad - TO WHO? White ppl – is this who this make us look bad too? Some of us are still “cotton pickers” Sad!
Anonymous's picture

I do not like these

I do not like these petitions. This is the content on VH1 and MTV. Why start petetioning now? I believe some of this is out of jealousy. Some of the Black Hollywood is jealous that these women are makeing money. Look at Real World and all the spin offs of that show. Fighting, Arguing, ect. Why isn't anyone boycotting Mob Wives. It is so violent and hold women in a horrible light being associated with killers, jail birds, drug dealers, bank robbers, ect All around their kids Love and Hip Hop is mostly about female artist and business women trying to grow their business and get their name out their. The only negative part of the LA and ATL shows were Chrissy and Joseline. Come on people, this is Reality TV. This is what goes on in th die hard Hip Hop community. What did you think it would be about? Roses and Jump Ropes. GTFOH
FREE KROY's picture

You're a backwards thinking,

You're a backwards thinking, regressive kneegrow.
Anonymous's picture

I find the petition

I find the petition problematic and troubling. While I completely understand why one would want to ban this type of show from the airwaves, the petition is nothing more than censorship and I think that is a greater threat than unflaterring portrayals of African Americans. One person or group should not have the right to tell others what they may consume as entertainment simply because it offends their sensibilities. These kinds of shows are here for a reason -- some people enjoy watching nonsense. It is said that art imitates life. If that is true, it says a great deal about the African American community. Television shows (and movies) that showcase positive African American family life simply are not supported. I sometimes wonder if the Cosby Show, A Different World and all of the other positive shows of that era would even stand a chance today. Whether it be in music, film or the small screen, the moral code has shifted and it's quite disheartening to see how as a community we've gone from Claire Huxtable being the role model to Vibe's recent declaration of what a role model is. The current slate of shows reflects this change. There are probably more African Americans on TV now than at any time -- but at what cost?
Anonymous's picture

The petition idea is good;

The petition idea is good; the actual petition itself looks a mess.
Star Jones's picture

^What She Said^! Who wrote

^What She Said^! Who wrote that thing? Good idea, terribly executed. SMH
Mrs.KPJ's picture

where's bill cosby??? can we

where's bill cosby??? can we get the cosby show?? a different world???
tallandconfident's picture

AMEN!

AMEN!
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