I have officially seen it all. BET aired The Top 25 Fabulous Freaks last night and judging from the image of Lil Kim with her mouth wide open ready to "receive" this show was not an attempt to repair the network's damaged reputation.
Wasn't there a time when we were proud to have our own network that showcased the talents and achievements of black artists and politicians? Believe it or not I think that network was called BET. But those days are long gone.
The great discussions I lived for as a pre-teen on Saturday morning episodes of Teen Summit have been replaced by "Hot Ghetto Mess" and The Top 25 Fabulous Freaks. Bob Johnson should be proud. But I'm sure the millions he's made by exploiting our shortcomings outweighs any feelings of guilt he might have.