Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo’s reality special, All My Babies’ Mamas has been cancelled before it even aired. Cable channel Oxygen re-thought the show – which depicted Lo’s life with his 11 children and their 10 mothers – after a petition to keep it off the air received more than 37,000 signatures. Via New York Daily News:
The Parents Television Council called the program’s concept “grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive” and pledged to contact advertisers of the show if it reached the air.
Previously, Oxygen denied charges that the show was meant to be “a stereotypical representation of everyday life for any one demographic or cross section of society,” but rather would reveal “the complicated lives of one man, his children’s mamas and their army of children.”
Oxygen has followed up the cancellation by promising to “continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation.”
Oh shut up.