A petition to rid the world of Shawty Lo’s upcoming reality series has already collected more than 500 virtual signatures.
A rapper with 11 kids, 10 different mothers of those kids, and a girlfriend living in one house? Does that sound entertaining? Oxygen network seems to think so and is set to televise “All My Babies’ Mamas,” a new reality show special starring Shawty Lo as the babydaddy who holds it all together.
The one-hour special is expected to chronicle the life of the “Foolish” rap artist’s struggles to please several different mothers. Like its reality predecessor, “Flavor of Love,” the series doesn’t identify the women using their real names. Instead, they’re labeled as “Jealous Baby Mama” and a “No Drama Baby Mama,” just to name two.
What may be more surprising than all these mothers/exes interacting with each other is the fact that the Atlanta rapper has a new 19-year-old girlfriend, who has no problem with his lifestyle.
Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto, the creators behind MTV’s “Teen Mom” are the executive producers for this upcoming production.
According to the Senior VP of Development at Oxygen, Cori Abraham, “’All My Babies’ Mamas’ will be filled with outrageous and authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about."
However, that will only be the case if the show makes it to air. Sabrina Lamb of New York has launched a petition on Change.org and wants TV viewers to boycott the show’s sponsors.
“These companies profit by humiliating girls and women by promoting degrading images. They have gone too far and we are boycotting their advertisers,” she wrote.
Other social media users seem to agree with Sabrina. One Twitter user wrote: “That upcoming Shawty Lo reality show makes me want to wander the earth and find the meaning of life.”
See more tweets below.
Get a peek at the pilot here.
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