Viewers Call For Love & Hip Hop BoycottPublished by on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:31 am.
Move over Basketball Wives, now Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is the target of a boycott.
Seems some folks were turned off by the foolery of the reality series’ debut. And, in an online announcement, called for viewers to turn it off, stating: “After we made a ruckus about Basketball Wives, sponsors began to pull ads. Well, it’s that time again, folks! While we should respect the perceptions and experiences of the men and women featured on ‘reality’ television shows, networks are airing stories that could be very helpful for people to hear, but they’re telling these stories in EXTREMELY dangerous ways.”
While the intentions are good, the reality of, well, reality TV is that viewers want dysfunctional, which means affairs, gossip and, of course, fights. Actually, there are some real issues and institutions that need to be protested (like unfair voter ID laws), but this is America and folks are free to boycott the cause they feel strongly about. But just know that folks feel just as strongly about their junk TV. So good luck with the protest, but don’t be mad when you can’t stop the show!