Here Comes Honey Jigaboo Boo

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    Cable TV’s Oxygen channel was founded in part by Oprah Winfrey, but it appears to have finally jumped the shvartze with a proposed program called All My Babies’ Mamas. Originally slated to appear in the spring, the one-hour special now hovers in reality-show limbo due to a torrent of protest from outraged Pundits of Color. Their chief lament is that the show unfairly attacks, demeans, and stereotypes the black community despite the fact that it is, well, a reality show starring real black people. Really black people.

    Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo (born Carlos Walker) is the man whose loins produced all those babies from all those mamas—eleven babies and ten mamas, to be exact.

    According to Wikipedia:

    When he was a teenager, he sold drugs and mugged people. By the age of 15, Carlos had fathered his first child….After a decade of selling drugs, Walker decided to turn his attention to music and began performing as Shawty Lo.

    Mr. Lo is currently dating a 19-year-old girl whose womb has yet to sprout forth with the rich, humid fruit of his seed, but to be fair, she’s roughly the age of his oldest child, so give the young lady some time.

    One segment of the promotional trailer (the full version was yanked from YouTube shortly after the media blacklash occurred) shows Shawty struggling to remember all his chilluns’ names.

    In a press release that was pulled from their website after the controversy erupted, Oxygen had described the show thusly:

    This bold new series shows every second of the drama-filled lives surrounding a unique “modern” family unit, as they navigate their financially and emotionally connected lives. As the household grows, sometimes so does the dysfunction, leaving the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create order…but sharing your man with several opinionated women is bound to create issues.

    The resultant blacklash was even funnier than the show’s description. Boyce Watkins in the Huffington Post called the program “an insult to Black Parents Everywhere,” adding that “11 children with 10 women is like spraying your sex organs in every direction without thinking much about the target.”

    And the Chicago Tribune‘s Clarence Page offered up an exasperated “Lincoln freed us for this?”

    Another change.org petition, this one by yet another outraged-by-reality black woman named Sabrina Lamb, starts off with the all-caps injunction “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” Sadly, Ms. Lamb seems to mean there are too many TV shows like this rather than pondering the idea that Shawty Lo has too many children with too many women. She calls the program a “ministrel [sic] show” that “exploits and stereotypes Black children and families.”

    Part of this may be due to the fact that these variants on All My White Children represent a relative cultural rarity—white women produce fewer children per capita than black women, and while only a quarter or so of white babies are born out of wedlock, the black quotient hovers somewhere around 70%. While some might attribute the latter statistic to the unpleasant legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, this doesn’t explain why the black illegitimacy rate was only around 22% in 1960. But one must never question whether the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s and the ensuing perpetual welfare state may have played a role in destroying black familial solidarity.

    So it appears that the outrage has little to do with the show being unrealistic and everything to do with it being far too realistic. And therefore it must never see the light of day, lest people get the wrong idea—in other words, the right idea.



    Here Comes Honey Jigaboo Boo - Taki's Magazine
     
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    Clarence Page. Ugh.
     
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    Jigaboo?
     
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    There is no such thing as "reality" tv.
    I commented about this on another thread, about "reality" tv...it's ALL scripted. Fake.
    A waste of space and time is what it is.
     
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    Then there are the 6 Little McGhees. The show about a black couple who gave birth to sextuplets. They are young black and came up hard. They are educated, raising 6 little babies, own their own business and are putting some real work. Much better than what this could other show could ever be
     
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    "It’s hard to argue that All My Babies’ Mamas constitutes stereotyping since it shows actual people rather than fictional caricatures. Yet while watching snippets from the show’s trailer, it occurred to me that these hyper-fertile real-life modern-day ghetto pigs are far more degraded and enjoy far less “upliftment” than such self-consciously shuffling black stereotypes of bygone eras such as Stepin Fetchit, Mantan Moreland, and Uncle Remus. No one needs to defame these characters because they defame themselves......"



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    They are doing it for the money...just the same as Jon and Kate Gosselin - Jon and Kate plus eight.........once they sign that contract they are owned and told what to say and told how high to jump.
    They are getting paid big dough to be on :cough: "reality" tv.
    It's a mix of ad lib and script.
     
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    So shinning the light on but one example of the single biggest cause of dysfunction within the vast majority of the black community is a bad thing?

    I understand producers have to prod reality show folks to act certain ways to create, supposedly, more viewer interest, but none of that has anything to do with the basis of this one: One scum idiot who's fathered 11 bastards with 10 irresponsible doorknob mothers. This clown is more extreme in his output for sure, but with a 70+% illegitimate birth rate overall among blacks there's obviously plenty of other black morons knocking up black women in onesies, twozies, etc. That's the only way to get the number up to the seventieth percentile. It's real and it's what guarantees that each succeeding generation of blacks will be worse off than the previous one, but we don't hear much about that from the so-called leaders of the black community. They're far too busy harping about how unfair and racist the rest of us are to blacks, a demographic many view as simply a user-class community dependent on billions of taxpayers' dollars for much of their very survival year in and year out.

    So it's no wonder they don't want the world peering in on this jackass's lifestyle. Might get the folks footing the bills for their irresponsibility to thinking about things.
     
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    Not only that..some of it's fueled by copious amounts of alcohol.

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