Ratchet-ness at its best…or worst! I mean, where did this show come from? Usually there is a trailer or commercial about TV shows in the upcoming weeks.

Even social media or an website about the upcoming of a show would be all over the Internet. There was no cast list, no Facebook page, no hashtags for Twitter. Nothing! However, VH1 and those who took part in this project had to know that they were doing wrong by African-American sororities and African-American women in general.

“Sorority Sisters,” which aired Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9PM ET/PT, follows members of historically African-American sororities living in Atlanta. I seen trailers on YouTube that VH1 advertised as a “rare glimpse into the unique world of ATL Greek life.”

I was a little uncomfortable dipping into sacred sisterhood bonds, because I am not a member of a historically African-American sorority. However, I do have a respect for others who are.

So I’m thinking that I’m going to watch a show of the unity and sisterhood between the members of the sororities and respect for any other sorority members they may pass.

I thought I would see a sisterhood promote positive images of prestigious women as they grow in their own lives but remain to have an unbreakable bond……this was not the case.

This show conveyed the sororities shown as…let me think…ratchet and petty. When I watch this show on VH1, there was so much arguing and yelling at each other in public, lots of sexual and lewd comments, and honestly it was just straight disgusting to look at.

I couldn’t even finish the show and really felt like I was watching “Love and Hip Hop” or some other petty reality TV show. And what is interesting but not surprising is that “Sorority Sisters” was created by Mona Scott-Young, who created “Love and Hip Hop.”

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And it doesn’t end there! In fact, there were trailers about this show. However, the reason why it seemed like there wasn’t about “Sorority Sisters” is because there was a campaign to stop the release of the show on MoveOn.org that started during the summer of 2014, created by Reynoir Lewis, a member of the Greek community. This petition conveyed,

“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.”

The petition did gain over 50,000 signatures, but of course, that was ignored and we all saw the show on VH1. And someone who is not part of a Greek organization, I feel really bad and embarrassed for all who are in African-American sororities and fraternities.

Black Twitter wasn’t having it either, they threatened advertisers and they listened:

VH1 Is Debuting The Show "Sorority Sisters" But Not Without A Ton Of Controversy 100I feel like their reputation and livelihoods within African-American Greek communities have been tarnished over an ignorant and stereotypical show VH1 and Mona Scott-Young chose to portray. I honestly hope this show gets off the air. What do you think about “Sorority Sisters?”


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