Best-selling author Sabrina Lamb is wearing many hats these days. Not only is she the CEO of a non-profit organization for children, she’s also the woman behind the nationwide petition to put a stop to Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies’ Mamas” reality show on Oxygen.
After viewing the pilot for the impending reality show that a friend sent her, Sabrina said she was horrified and saddened.
“He didn’t remember the names of his children, then the mothers of his children were sparring against each other in these juvenile, catty fights, [and] he has a 19-year-old girlfriend…that’s not cute, people,” she said.
And after a brief moment of thought, she logged into Change.org.
Sabrina’s petition currently has over 27,000 signatures (and counting), but she said she had no idea that her petition would have swept the nation in two weeks.
“I didn’t know what the outcome was going to be. You can never say, ‘Well, I have to have this certain outcome in order to stand up and say something is wrong.’ This is wrong, no matter what the outcome is,” she told S2S. “When children are involved, I say no more, enough is enough!”
Last month, Oxygen Media released a press release that stated the show would “be filled with outrageous and authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about.”
Sabrina said she thinks reality TV has created a dangerous precedent and is sending the wrong message, especially to young, impressionable females.
“[Oxygen] is saying to these young women, it’s okay to have unprotected sex, it’s okay to be a ‘babies’ mama’ and the other baby mama is your enemy,” she said. “You can’t exploit these innocent children and then tell your viewers to tweet and gossip about them. It offers really dangerous stereotypes about us.”
Sabrina went on to say that the term “babies’ mama” is a slur and an insult to children.
“They didn’t ask to come into your chaos, they didn’t ask to be born into your situation,” she said. “Those women don’t need a TV show, they need therapy and condoms.”
She said she had no idea that volumes of people all around the world would stand beside her, and she thinks the signatures will keep rolling in. But if Oxygen does decide to air the show, Sabrina said it would be like watching children sold at a slave auction.
“A modern-day minstrel, that’s what it is,” she said.
You can check out Sabrina’s petition here.
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