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3 comments | Thursday, January 31, 2008



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The great discussions I lived for as a pre-teen on Saturday morning episodes of Teen Summit have been replaced by "Hot Ghetto Mess" and The Top 25 Fabulous Freaks.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.

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<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

VH1 does shows like this all the time... even with its white counterparts.

I bet if "I Love New York" was on BET, it would NOT be as popular and banned from TV all together!

I agree that the show is tasteless, and I wouldn't watch it, but people like ignorance as entertainment. It is what sells. I wouldn't put all the blame on BET.

February 01, 2008 9:49 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Yea - actually BET used to be the shit. But, this is what happens when Bob sells out. He was in it for money - we needed him to be in it for moral and value. But hey, all's well that ends well, right?

February 04, 2008 12:39 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Whether BET, VH1 or MTV, it's all coonery and degradation filled with racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia and self-hatred. I absolutely choose NOT to support it.

February 09, 2008 6:55 PM

 

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