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Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo’s Oxygen special ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’

Shawty Lo's reality special is generating outrage, which means it has to be darn outrageous in a world with "Mob Wives" and "Bad Girls Club." CREDIT: Oxygen

Shawty Lo's reality special is generating outrage, which means it has to be darn outrageous in a world with "Mob Wives" and "Bad Girls Club." CREDIT: Oxygen

Atlanta rapper’s Oxygen special “All My Babies’ Mamas,’ which has yet to get a specific air date in the spring, is already receiving heavy backlash.

Why? He has had 11 children with 10 different women in what one person is calling “ghetto polygamy.” Here’s the original Oxygen press release from Dec. 26:

Oxygen Media announces production of a new one-hour special, “All My Babies’ Mamas” (working title), revealing the complicated lives of one man, his children’s mamas, and their army of children. Premiering in spring 2013, this real-life special from creative duo Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto of DiGa Vision will capture the highs and lows of this extreme ‘blended family’ that is anything but ordinary, while also showing the drama and the passion behind life’s most unexpected situations.

“Oxygen will give fans an intimate look at unconventional families with larger than life personalities and real emotional stakes,” says Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President of Development, Oxygen Media. “’All My Babies’ Mamas’ will be filled with outrageous and authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about.”

This bold new series shows every second of the drama-filled lives surrounding a unique “modern” family unit, as they navigate their financially and emotionally connected lives. As the household grows, sometimes so does the dysfunction, leaving the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create order. With humor and heart, this dynamically linked family must find a way to all get along… but sharing your man with several opinionated women is bound to create issues. Will there be a conflict over a family holiday, who needs school supplies and who holds the household finance purse strings, or can these feisty babies’ mamas band together and live peacefully as one family unit?

“All My Babies’ Mamas” was brought to Oxygen by Executive Producers Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto, and will be produced by their company, DiGa Vision.

There are multiple petitions on change.org asking Oxygen to kill the program  before it even airs.

The biggest one, posted by New York’s Sabrina Lamb, now exceeds 13,000 names. In part, it reads:

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

As dysfunctional and violent as so-called reality shows are, could you ever imagine a one hour spectacle where 11 children are forced to witness their 10 unwed mothers clamor for financial support, emotional attention and sexual reward from Shawty-Lo, the apathetic ‘father’?

Could you imagine that Oxygen Media, known for violent programming targeting young women with stereotypical images, would consider the embarrassment that these children will experience, being used as entertainment?

Could you imagine that Oxygen Media, would use a slur against mothers, fathers and children and entitle this debacle, “All My Babies’ Mamas”? Cori Abraham, Oxygen Media, Senior Vice President of Development wrote in a press release: “…..over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about….leaving the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create order… but sharing your man with several opinionated women is bound to create issues.”

Tragically, this day has come.

What is the difference between this train wreck and the other reality trash which clog the airwaves?

THE CHILDREN!….OUR CHILDREN!

And it is these children…our children who will hold all of us accountable by allowing them to be exploited, internationally, in this manner. Our children will suffer from these negativity and for someone like you standing up for them and saying:

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

What You Can Do?

“Sign today to tell Oxygen that their viewers will not tolerate a show that exploits and stereotypes Black children and families, and we will boycott any advertiser who chooses to support the show.”

Another, led by Shericka Johnson, has compiled 808 names, as of this writing.

Why are we praising the demeaning behavior of “baby momma’s” living together as a modern form of polygamy with one man?

Oxygen released a statement:

“Oxygen’s one-hour special in development is not meant to be a stereotypical representation of everyday life for any one demographic or cross section of society.  It is a look at one unique family and  their complicated, intertwined life. Oxygen Media’s diverse team of creative executives will continue developing the show with this point of view.”

Shawty Lo whose real name is Carlos Walker, is hardly a big star. He’s has one 2008 album and a single top 10 rap hit to his name. He was also part of a group called D4L which had a novelty No. 1 hit in 2005 “Laffy Taffy.”

But he obviously know show to woo the women and appears to have never met a condom he’s ever liked.

One more: here’s a Syracuse University professor Dr. Boyce Watkins’ thoughts. It ends with this:

Let’s go ahead and kill the stupidity so Shawty Lo’s children can become better parents than him. Also, this story is a reminder that we must show appreciation to those powerful men who take their parental obligations seriously.  They don’t get the recognition they deserve, and they will never get a reality show.  So, if there is a strong black man in your life, please go and tell him “thank you.”

Knowing that is going to generate a fair share of nasty comments, please keep it civil or I will shut commenting down.

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141 comments Add your comment

notsurprised

January 5th, 2013
7:39 pm

Hopefully he will make enough off this show to pay for his children so we don’t have to.

Rev. Dudley Doright

January 5th, 2013
8:30 pm

Well, I’ll just be damned!

gj2001

January 5th, 2013
9:17 pm

A working title: “Doe Dummy and the Dummettes, featuring a supporting cast on innocents.

Peachy333

January 5th, 2013
9:23 pm

I would love a one hour special on Shawty-Lo getting a vacsectomy.

letmefindout

January 6th, 2013
4:42 am

knuckle up love the way you speak, but I want to know has anyone been tested for diseases cause it has to be something wrong with all of them not using any protection, so fellas take a long look and don’t you get caught.

Alecia

January 6th, 2013
7:50 am

I can’t wait until this show debuts. My daughter and I will be watching it together as we discuss life lessons. Thank you for the teaching tool.

Knipshin

January 6th, 2013
8:02 am

I will tell Shawty how proud I am of his latest acomplishment when I see him in church this morning. I look forward to having another TV show which will portrait todays life in America. This new show has potential to be a family classic the likes of “Leave It To Beaver”.

Knipshin

January 6th, 2013
8:05 am

Vasectomy, heck just cut them off. It could open up a whole new singing career for him!

"Chef" Tim Dix

January 6th, 2013
8:19 am

The show should titled, “The Check Mates”.

Sincere Insincerity

January 6th, 2013
8:24 am

It’s reality TV, which means 99% of it will be scripted, fake garbage meant to be as salacious as possible, and aimed at those who watch TV while eating their Big Macs & fries, and picking their noses.

drew

January 6th, 2013
10:38 am

The fact that garbage like this can make it to the airwaves says more about the culture and values of those WATCHING it, than it does about the show itself. At least we have Honey Boo Boo to offset this portrayal of southerners.

Reality TV, starting back with Jerry Springer, is 100 times more harmful than to our youth and culture than any video game. And the worse part is, the only reason this garbage exists is because apparently, lots of people actually watch this crap. Really? Unbelievable, sad, and embarrassing.

TrishaDishawareagle

January 6th, 2013
12:29 pm

I don;t ever want to hear “You are racist” again from anyone..this shawty Lo has proved everything I have ever said to be ACCURATE

TK

January 6th, 2013
12:40 pm

MOST PEOPLE FIND THIS SHOW DISGUSTING BECAUSE OF THE PORTRAYAL OF BLACK MALES/FEMALES THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY AND MOST OF THOSE IMAGES ARE NEGATIVE. ALSO SINCE BLACK PEOPLE AS A WHOLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MOVE AWAY FROM THOSE STEREOTYPICAL IMAGES THEY FIND THIS SHOW DISGUSTING BECAUSE IT REINFORCES THOSE IMAGES. THERE IS NOT ONE LAW THAT SAYS A MAN CAN NOT HAVE AS MANY BABIES BY AS MANY DIFFERENT WOMEN EXCEPT IN THIS INSTANCE AND SIMILAR OTHERS BECAUSE OF THE IMAGE THE MEDIA LIKE TO PORTRAY BLACK.MALES AND FEMALES AS COONS, DUMB, GHETTO, MURDERERS, LAZY, WELFARE QUEENS, LUSTFUL AND ETC. EVEN THOUGH I WOULD NOT WATCH THIS SHOW I WOULD CALL THE WOMEN OR THEIR CHILDREN TRASH ETC AS MANY OF YOU ARE DOING

Corey

January 6th, 2013
12:59 pm

The ways some Americans find to take advantage their freedoms, really? My late mother would often say, while viewing something foolish on TV, “Americans are so free till they are fools.” She was in no way advocating for less freedoms; for she endured the sting of the Great Depression and the Jim Crow South. She was advocating for more responsible behavior to be couple with our freedoms.

Jennifer

January 6th, 2013
1:29 pm

What’s really sad is that Oxygen was started by Oprah. I’m not sure if she still has an ownership stake but if she does, she REALLY should be ashamed to be associated with this trash!

patricia

January 6th, 2013
1:50 pm

This show is another way to make us look like fools, but you know what.
Barack and Michelle downsize this mess to the size of an pea.

Just sayin'

January 6th, 2013
3:24 pm

Television is meant to entertain. All of these reality shows are here to entertain us. And for anyone who thinks this is a representation of Atlanta is very limited in their thinking. If you don’t like it change the channel or read a book.

Truth be told

January 6th, 2013
3:42 pm

What’s the difference between “Sister Wives” and “All My Baby Mamas” ? The only difference is the color/culture of the man. One of them brainwashes ‘his women’ to believe they are married and the other brainwashes ‘his women’ to believe they are most important. Both of them have a bunch of kids, both types are uncommitted to one woman, and both are disgustingly ratchet. It is the stereotype in a person’s mind that sets them apart.

pleasingly single

January 6th, 2013
3:46 pm

Sister wives and Baby Mamas.. they are all one.

ForrestGump

January 6th, 2013
4:21 pm

Why are we surprised?

missnadine

January 7th, 2013
12:47 am

Of course for the Black show it is: All My Babies’ Mamas’, while the one with White participants is called” Sister Wives”. That in itself is so racist. IMO.

Pablo savin

January 7th, 2013
7:15 am

As I go to work this morning and pay taxes, I think of all the young bros who think this is cool but can’t afford even one kid but will have three or four that I will be paying for. I hope you burn in hell,

Wrong Direction?

January 7th, 2013
7:37 am

Leave It To Beaver — 1957

Andy Griffith Show — 1960

Shawty Lo Show — 2013

And they say this country is headed in the wrong direction.

Pretty Tony

January 7th, 2013
7:40 am

It’s sad that Oprah would allow the channel that she owns to exploit Shawty Lo like this. Then again he’s a terrible rapper…he can’t hold a normal job. He needs some form of income to support his kids. If Oxygen doesn’t give him a job which will allow him the opportunity to support his kids we the tax payers will be supporting his kids. It’s a sad situation. What’s worst is that he’s not the only man in the ghetto polygamy situation. Every heard of Travis Henry?

Wow....

January 7th, 2013
7:55 am

@Pablo savin
I hope you’ll be thinking of all the “Trailer Trash” that you will be supporting with your tax dollars too. Or is just more convenient for you to imagine their faces as brown, as opposed to white. You are pathetic.

Oh and by the way, look around you as you drive to work. I have no doubt that you’ll see a lot of BROWN faces traveling to work this morning too. And they probably pay more tax dollars than what Burger King pays you. You f-ing moron!!!

first2fightUSMC

January 7th, 2013
7:55 am

Please stop attaching this to all BLACK FOLKS. As this does not relate to all black folks and/or our value system just as HoneyDOODOO and BUCKWILD doesnt represent all white folks. Im tired of all the stripted SO CALLED reality shows BS. And stop making everything about race..Where did OJ come from? You simple minded folks on this blog represent all thats WRONG WITH ATLANTA AND THE SOUTH. Only small minded people below the mason dixon see things as black and white. All races have issues and embarassments . None of the above mention MORONS wouldnt have a platform if all of you posting WHO SAY you dont watch DIDNT.

MARY GLENN

January 7th, 2013
9:08 am

DO YOU SHAWTY LO . THEY’RE GOING TO WATCH IT ANYWAY . STOP HATING PEOPLES AND GET YOU A SHOW. LET THAT MAN SHINE DANG YA’LL. ….REALLY. YA’LL LIKE DRAMA ANYWAY ,LOOK AT WHAT YOU WRITING, FOREAL. HE’S JUST ANOTHER BLACK MAN MAKING IT .AT LEAST HE’S NOT IN JAIL OR ROBBING OR KILLING YOUR LOVE ONES LEAVE HIM ALONE .AND AT LEAST HE DID NOT TELL THEM TO HAVE AN ABORTION!. ….///DO YOUR THANG SHAWTY LO>>> GOD BLESS YOU

claire

January 7th, 2013
9:44 am

So this is the kind of crap that is geting on TV. Let’s reward this idiots bad behavior by giving him a TV show. Our kids have so many people to look up to. Honey Boo Boo. Kim Kardashian and her ilk and now this guy who doesn’t seem to know what manogamy and condoms are.No wonder our kids are so srewed up. I will not be watching.

BigTickles

January 7th, 2013
10:19 am

#1 – Oprah has not been associated with Oxygen for some time now. She said because it no longer reflected her voice. (I assume it was around the time they started going downhill with all the reality shows)
#2 – I, too, am weary of the title “Babies Mommas”. I am sure that they would not have chosen that title for any other show.
#3- WHAT happened to TLC? It was a place where you could actually learn from quality programming; educational stuff. Now it seems that it may be focused on revenue by any means necessary.

doug

January 7th, 2013
6:20 pm

Stupid parents, Stupid Kids, and on and on and on ………………………
We can keep our pets from this behavior can’t we do something about the black males that do so much harm in our society?

Debbie Craighead

January 7th, 2013
11:33 pm

The Kardashians are on air. What’s wrong with this one being on air? Get use to trashy stuff on TV. The world has lost its morals and values of life. Just don’t look at those types of shows. Eventually they will go off air.

Mrs Toya

January 7th, 2013
11:38 pm

Normally I just read but this time I am stating my opinion and hopes it makes a difference now if to say you don’t care for this show because it’s just as all the reality shows okay. Sister wives house wives bad girls club jersey shore tots n tiaras honey boo and mob wives basketball wives which should be basketball jump offs to boycott all my baby mamas then you boycott them all. Controversy is just this in life you have problems and decisions your choice free will. The problem is there are to many people hiding what’s really out there in life so how do you know to choose are what to choose what are you teaching your kids a lie it’s call reality tv. As a parent you have the choice to say you can’t watch all my baby mamas me they can watch and we can talk about it. Its like role playing then i ask my kids what do you think and we begin to talk about their decision process. Now i know where my children head is and what they think about handling situations of certain nature and circumstances. You don’t know the good that it may bring out because trust and believe there is another family going through the same thing and it may help to see the situation in someone else’s hand then you can handle your situation much better or in different way. Its like free counseling . Pros and cons that’s everything in life actually I am looking forward to the show can’t wait till it air can somebody tell me how to start a petition to stop the current petition your personal issues shouldn’t effect everyone else’s way of life and that’s exactly why this show must air. Its
Like telling the family of all my baby mamas they have no right to life. I have a lot more to say but I will save it for another time #allmybabymamas. #oxygen #Shawty lo

Tim

January 8th, 2013
12:19 am

I understand the desire to get a petition going to stop the show, but why this show and not the other idiotic reality shows that make African American look bad. Many of these other shows have been on for years and make African Americans flock to see the fighting and bickering on these staged “reality” shows. Why not protest against Django? Can anything be more offensive than the Django slave dolls that have just gone on sale? If you are not willing to go after Taratino for these dolls, then you should leave Shawty Lo and Oxygen alone about having another horrible staged “reality” show.

James

January 8th, 2013
5:55 pm

Georgia Film Tax incentives look like they were put to good use on this fabulous production!! Keep it rolling…More tax money!!

Brian A. Kirkland

January 9th, 2013
1:33 am

Is this really any worse than Real House Wives of Atlanta? Is it mere coincidence that both shows originate from there? I happened to have had to listen to a recent episode of RHWof Atlanta. Just listening to the “dialogue” was excruciating, demeaning, and offensive. Where’s the protests about that show?

Shay

January 9th, 2013
10:00 am

Absolutely pathetic on the part of the mothers & father (think about your children, not the $$$) and also the LAME tv station, producers, etc., are your creative “minds” that low that you have to resort to children to get your ratings? Has anyone thought about the consequences the children will have to face…life is hard enough, they don’t need this. It’s not necessary!!!!

DON928

January 9th, 2013
1:07 pm

Oxygen channel just loves to show women at their lowest, which is why I am not surprised nor interested in watching this mess and I don’t even know who shawty is.

DON928

January 9th, 2013
1:13 pm

someone mentioned all the mother’s aren’t attractive…um, neither is he, very hard on the eyes.

Trixie

January 9th, 2013
1:45 pm

I’ve reviewed many of the post and for the most part I agree… ratched, demeaning, disgraceful, distasteful… whatever words you use.. This has been going on for years behind closed doors of someone’s home and this is there life.. It’s just making a lot of people face a reality.. Maybe this should be used as a wake up call.. Not taken off air but for humanity to wake up and mentor.. take an initiative to seek and educate the Baby Mama that’s 2 blocks down or a mile away.. Don’t blast but initiate change in your community… I know I will.. Not saying I will be tuning in nor can I identify but I can help in some way, form or fashion and not protesting that’s what the media wants.. something to talk about… Geez Louise.. Go educate, inspire, and encourage a child, a Mom, heck anyone. You can be the change. I know I will….. Enjoy your day!!!

GG

January 9th, 2013
4:25 pm

Nobody wants to see this garbage!! More trash to pollute people’s brains. There is nothing interesting or inspiring about seeing an unwed raper and his 10 baby momma’s duke it out for what little cash he has left from his rap career. How about Shorty Lo do a commerecial on safe sex?? This seems befitting considering he impregnated enough women to form a community.

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