Right wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh has come to the defense of rapper Shawty Lo, after his controversial show “All My Babies’ Mamas” was canceled by the Oxygen TV.
Rush Limbaugh “All My Babies’ Mamas,” claiming that the “morality police” were at work, for attempting to define what a “normal” family unit is in the United States.
“The morality police, the old fuddy-duddies got in gear. The show was simply gonna say what it is in terms of this lifestyle and just gonna tell everybody what it is,” Rush Limbaugh said on his talk show today.
“Is it any wonder that the star of a show that happens to be black and has the show pulled out from under him?” Limbaugh asked. “Well, I know none of those kids are more important than the president’s kids, but they’re important to Shawty.”
After flip-flopping on a final decision, Oxygen TV decided to pull the plug on the show on Tuesday (January 15), due to pressure from various rights organizations.
“As part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special,” spokesperson told MTV News in a statement on Tuesday (January 15). “We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation.”.
ColorofChange.org released a statement praising Oxygen TV’s decision to cancel “All My Babies’ Mamas,” after a petition protesting the show garnered more than 40,000 signatures.
“We thank Oxygen Media for taking this important step. The tremendous response from over 40,000 ColorOfChange.org members, coupled with national outrage from Black folks, sent a clear message that exploitative television shows like ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’ are unacceptable,” the organization said in a statement.
Rush Limbaugh defended Shawty Lo’s family and blasted ColorOfChange.org for the insulting the rapper’s family structure.
“So we were going to expand the definition of a family to include whatever people wanted it to be,” Rush Limbaugh fumed. “Shawty just sharing the love. Shawty just sharing all of his love with ten women and 11 babies. It was a show of love and devotion, how Shawty provides for all, and it’s being ripped right out from under him. I mean, who says that this is a marginalized existence?”