Haven’t you heard there is a war going on as we speak, lines have been drawn, petitions have been signed and Spike Lee is in rare form. What is this war I speak of? The war between movies and television that so-called set us back, the people who support them and Spike Lee who hate them.
Reality Shows either you watch them with one eye covered claiming there beneath you or you will cut someone if there isn’t room left on your DVR to tape them. Shows ranging from Love and Hip Hop any city, Real Housewives of Atlanta and new shows Sisterhood and the black version of the Brady Bunch Shawty Lo’s (btw I saw the trailer for the show and besides the million of things I could say all I’m going to say is his babies mamas all look umm unique) All My Babies Mamas either seem to be the Ratchets (yeah I know, I know) pet and the reading ninja’s regret
So why is there so much back and forth about these shows, they are just entertainment nothing more nothing less, or are they? You would swear Rob Parker and Spike Lee were claiming opposite sets, deuce here. (damn Ray Ray is that your car) Hell Django got Spike Lee feeling sprightly again, I wouldn’t be surprised if Spike Lee got back to his early Spike Lee joints days just so that he could Bullhorn Quentin Tarantino
While we could blame the network executives that don’t look like us, nor have our best interest in mind that give these shows the green light I wont, you want to know why? Good I’m glad you ask. Even if these shows weren’t on TV you know some of us can be some Grade A n*ggas, Shawty Lo would still be populating Atlanta public schools, Tami Roland would still be hopping over the table to slap bitches and Lil Scrappy would still be putting his paws on yall even without a show.
To keep it one hundred thousand trillion I don’t blame Shawty Lo and others after all they are just being them and whether we like it or not that’s probably how they live off the camera as well, basically if Oxygen wanted to pay me to pay me, I’ll cash their checks.
I can understand why people are up in arms about how we are portrayed on these shows being that only the most ratchet (I know, I know there I go using it again) is what’s shown, as if that’s how we all live.
Ever since the late 80’s and early 90’s there haven’t been too many shows that featured more than a token black guy/girl that we could be proud of, all we have these days are talentless reality starts, high-class Jump offs (Scandal) or thug #1. Tyler Perry called himself trying to show us in a positive light with his 2 shows on TBS but true to Tyler Perry form some consider his shows to be just as worse.
Are these shows as bad as the nay sayers say they are or are people reading too much into it? Do you watch any reality shows and if so do you car what all the fuss is about?
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.