Saying that Mona Scott Young is "the problem" in reality TV is like saying that it was Nino Brown's fault that drugs came into the Carter. Did Nino Brown facilitate it, yes, did he start it, no. Mona Scott Young is damn sure not the creator of reality TV but she has drug it in the mud in a whole, new and disappointing way, especially since she is looks like most of the people who she has produced-brown.
She is deplorable.
The Monami Entertainment list of shows that demean Black Culture is as follows:
- Sorority Sisters
- Love & Hip Hop New York
- Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
- Love & Hip Hop Hollywood
- Chrissy & Mr. Jones
- This is Hot 97
- The New Atlanta
- K. Michelle: My Life
- The Gossip Game
- Donald Trump Presents: The Ultimate Merger
- Cocaine: History Between the Lines
- The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott (okay so this show wasn't demeaning, just boring)
Sorority Sisters Was the Last Straw
However, as we are learning with the #BoycottSororitySisters movement, getting to the core of a program or stations advertising is where the REAL hit occurs. When we make moves online, cancel subscriptions, ask media decision makers to "rethink" their investment in programming then the REAL hit is made, a financial hit. Getting advertisers to pull their dollars from programming is like taking the potency out of the drugs. The stations cannot operate and Mona cannot support her stay at home husband (sorry for the shade, Im sure that he does have some type of job) nor can she purchase her Louboutin's.
I honestly have gobbled up reality TV like the rest of us, but when Sorority Sisters was debuted...I began to regret my consumption and immediately I knew that if we (Black People) didn't START attacking the producers of this garbage that we would be in a tornado sh*t-storm of reality TV fallacies with Black Women at the center of it looking like the Nene Leaks of the West.
The Violence is Expensive & Embarassing
After the Reunion Show for Love and Hip Hop Atlanta I knew that reality TV had simply gone too far. Members of the cast were clearly on drugs and it went from shade to violence. I mean there was some blood and closed fisted crack violence. Bravo TV's Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams went at it like ignorant Cats on a Hot Tin Roof and had a weave war on the floor while we all watched and Re-Vined the quick tail beating like crazy!...but at the expense of ourselves.
I went with my family to purchase a Christmas Tree and the sellers of the trees did not look like me (and probably not like you either) and I could see the television in their trailer. They were watching the Reunion Show of Love and Hip Hop (I only know because I have seen it *facepalm*). I was thinking, here I am with my wholesome family and the person selling this tree probably thinks that we are like Joseline or Mimi or even worse Stevie J. It made me uncomfortable and I could bearly think about our tree after he came out of his trailer.
The Sorority Sisters shocker was the last straw. I am affiliated with the tweeting and emailing the producers of advertisers to get Sorority Sisters off of the air sooner than later, however, its more than just Sorority Sisters that is the problem. Sorority Sisters is simply the catalyst to a movement that needed to start. "They" attacked the wrong group...and the fact that so many of the women were Deltas...OMG...what were they thinking though??
I am glad that it happened though, because this situation and protest is teaching us that we CAN make a difference. And that when Sorority Sisters finally falls, there will be more bad reality TV right along with it.
I suppose that this rant is to say that YES, Mona Scott Young is the Executive Producer of Sorority Sisters and other awful shows and really a BAD person and does NOT represent for her people (unless you are Haitian). But Mona is not THE problem, but she is basically the Nino Brown, there are other more powerful people who are green-lighting her projects and who are behind the scenes. Remember WE (Black Women) are the ones performing in these shows AND watching! Your "views" count, do something better with your time.
So while we ALL need to call Mona Scott Young on the carpet, she is basically the overseeer just glad that her bed gets a little straw even if she is required to sacrifice some of her fellow slaves to do it. She will sacrifice us because she figures that if she doesn't do it...somebody else is right on her heels waiting to take her place, so why not...and she is correct.
What do YOU think about Mona Scott Young and her reality TV Media Monstrosity?...and will YOU stop watching BAD reality TV?