As we all may be well aware of now VH1 premiered their new reality series Sorority Sisters Monday December 15th and from the looks of it, members of Divine 9 orgs. are very displeased and so are other viewers. Facial expressions while watching this show probably looked like the one above. There has been ongoing petitioning of the show since it previewed a few months back. There are probably a few petitions going around but the petition that I found stated the following
“Stop the spread of ignorance and stereotyping of our beloved Black Greek letter organizations. Our founders amongst EVERY organization worked extremely hard to allow us to unite and flourish not only on college campuses, but as a people well beyond our college days, and Mona Scott-Young now threatens to demolish those aims and goals we all abide by. If this show airs, we will boycott any and all advertisers affiliated with the show through commercial advertising, product placement and/or location use. *I, Reynoir Lewis, will be personally delivering these signatures to the President Philippe Dauman and the Executive Chairman Sumner M. Redstone.* Thank you for your support.”
Companies such as Hallmark and Carmex have already removed their ad placements from this show. I attend Howard University so Greek Organizations, especially D9, are very very big in those parts. Though it is no secret that there are bad apples in these bunches, these organizations should never be portrayed in such a bad manner on broadcast television.
These Sorry Soror’s by no means are good representations of anything that these orgs stand for. Besides these organizations, this show makes a mockery of black women in general. Damn what people will do for a pay check including producers, writers, advertisers, make-up artists and even the person giving people bagels and coffee on set. Shame on you all.
VH1 should have never went forward with this show. The inter and intra organizational drama, as displayed on the show, is disgraceful and sorry to say it but so are these women that were casted. Point blank period! Over the years reality tv has began to portray women (especially women of color) in a very negative light and it will only get worst if we allow it. I wish this Sorority Sisters show followed the lives of successful women balancing careers & family instead of this mess, but maybe that’s just me.