NEWS: The Parents Television Council Calls On Oxygen To Drop Shawty Lo (@THATSSHAWTYLO) Reality Show?
The controversy surrounding Shawty Lo’s upcoming reality show “All My Babies’ Mamas” has caused such a stir in the United States, that The Parents Television Council is joining the outcry and has called for the show to be canceled.
The organization, which was founded in 1995 to curtail sex and violence aimed at children on television, issued a statement condemning “All My Babies’ Mamas,” which focuses on Shawty Lo’s relationship with his eleven children, whom he fathered with 10 different women.
The Atlanta rapper’s also currently dating a 19-year-old woman on the show, which features mothers with names like “Fighter Baby Mama,” and “No Drama Baby Mama.”
“Every time we think that the television industry couldn’t stoop any lower, sadly one of the networks steps forward to prove us wrong,” said PTC President Tim Winter in a statement “This new project in development at Oxygen is grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive, and we urge the network to cease any further work on it immediately”
The PTC, which has over 1.3 million members, is made up producers, directors, sponsors, with 56 chapters around the country.
The organization claimed Shawty Lo’s show will “undermine children and families” if Oxygen airs the series, which is produced by Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, the pair behind such shows as “Run’s House,” “TRL,” “The Andy Milonakis Show,” “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF” and many others.
“If Oxygen moves forward with the program, we will be contacting every corporate sponsor that buys advertising time on the Oxygen network to hold them accountable as well,” PTC President Winter threatened.
“Every cable subscriber in the nation should be allowed to pick up the phone and call their cable company to demand that Oxygen be removed from their programming lineup,” Winter further explained. “But because Oxygen is owned by the cable behemoths Comcast and NBCUniversal, every cable subscriber is forced to take – and to pay for – Oxygen as part of a bundle of cable networks, whether they want it or not.”
There has been daily outcry against “All My Babies’ Mamas” since Oxygen released a press release announcing the show in December.
“The PTC is proud to join its voice with a growing chorus of groups and individuals across America who are concerned about the harmful and exploitive messaging of this television project,” concluded Winter.