Originally Posted by Thecoldest343
I just finished watching the pilot and I won't even go into anything negetive about Shawty Lo or this pilot,for the simple fact that I see that he's trying to get a check.Kudos,to him, because just look at what's actually on television now a days, it fits perfectly somewhere in between 'Maury Povich', 'Atlanta House wives' the rest of the ******** that's on television.
Think about it like this,the white version of Shawty-Lo's show would be the TLC show 'Sister Wives',the fact that their risking actually being arrested for the sake of a check(gotta all of those kid's)and for peoples entertainment,is within itself but it works.
I see that some of you are,conversating back and forth about the negative connotation a show like this has on blacks overall;My responce to that is,the damage is already done and there's no simple solution to fix it.You'er wasting your time if you believe that by working harder to fight against those stereo-types will change how some view blacks as a whole or anything remotely similar.Television is such a powerful tool now,so powerful that the lines between what's good & bad,reality & entertainment and uncersored & cersored is so thin that people don't care to notice or they just don't care because they wan't a certain kind of entertainment and after that,they demand another one that is more over-the-top than the first one.You have to chalk-it-up to this:If someone is so simple-minded to beleive that the reality show's that they watch are anything,represent anything other than entertainment,that's someone you probably should be associating yourself with anyways.
The funny thing that I've noticed is that the term "Baby Momma/Daddy" is something that is now acceptible across color and ethnic lines.You hear the term being used by everyone,on television show's,in the street's,and even in the courtroom.And even if someone say's it in a contemptuous manner,it's just the fact that their saying it.This is years after the song by B-Rock and the Bizz-Baby Daddy,"Who dat iiis?jus my baby daddy"(thanks to utube).....things always change.lol
i like what you said about the blurred lines. but the fact that its not just white people, but damn near every other culture across the world looking at black people as second class citizens.
you say that TV is so powerful there's no need to even combat it? but why not though?
i'm not saying go stand on a soap box and preach about it.... but when something is presented about the societal negatives towards black people, dont let it slide and say "oh well... that's just how it is"
if that mindset ran thru the brains of our elders, things would be a lot different. saying that the damage has been done is saying you lowkey give in to it. and i'm not giving in.
yeah, there are some dumb n_____s that do dumb n_____ things... just like they're dumb people in all walks and colors of life that do dumb things... but to just lay down and say "meh.. w/e" is not the way to go b/c with those other races, there's a DIFFERENCE IN SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS BETWEEN REASONABLY AWARE AND DUMB ****...
from others looking at the black community, that line is very blurred.
as far as being simple minded... famb.. you'd be SURPRISED at how many people think this stuff is real life... hell, people are buying "the new ipad" every 4 month..
you said the media is powerful, and yet, people are dumb for believing it? naw... its either people are dumb for believing it, or the media is just that powerful to get a majority of people to buy into it...
i do agree w/ the baby mombs/dads point, doe.