This Monday, VH1 with help from Mona
Devil Scott Young, aired a reality show called “Sorority Sisters,” which is supposed to follow women of Divine Nine organizations who own boutiques in Atlanta, and those associated.
Stop right there!
Mona already had the game messed up. The show is about rachet boutique owners who happen to be members of Historically Black Greek Letter Organizations. This is a stupid premise for the show. The main reason is because, there is literally no reason that these women have to speak on their membership while in business or casual dealings. Anyone who is more than 3 years in their prospective organization has long lost that braggadocious mindset, and is casual with announcing their membership, unless it’s a situation where they are being newly introduced to another member.
But Mona had these bishes all on camera using internal lingo on national tv. When I say “internal lingo,” I mean things that are only said among members of the organization, or not said at all because it just doesn’t make sense to ever say, unless you are in an official organization meeting.
Another mistake is having the women who were representing Delta Sigma Theta, fighting with each other. Every Delta should know and practice discretion, so I don’t fully blame Mona–but come on now. What’s the point?
One girl said, ” I don’t know who pledged you but they need to line you up and put you in the cut.”
Big Mistake. Why? Because “in the cut,” is a phrase used in reference to hazing. Which is illegal and has many of these organizations in legal troubles because of it. So to go on national TV and speak with hazing lingo is disrespectful to the organization and it’s initiatives to put a stop to hazing.
Of course this show had all D9 members in an uproar and on a mission to get the show pulled. Great efforts were put forth to grab the attention of the companies advertising during the show–and some of those companies have stated that they will be pulling there ads.
Then you have those fake deep black folks. The one’s who call D9 members hypocrites for watching, tweeting about and talking about other Mona Scott Young productions, but mad because of this one. As if they really care about either show. I hate people who talk just to be talking. You sit up and watch both programs with no attitude but you have something to say when people are particularly mad about one of them.
Here is what I say to that: Shut the fuck up please. Realize the logic behind these D9 member’s anger. Love and Hip Hop is not the only show depicting black women or black people. There are plenty other shows. If you don’t like those shows, then that’s your problem. The issue here is that the ONLY depiction of these organizations on television is by way of a few rachet hoes who own mediocre boutiques and have no business savvy about themselves whatsoever. That’s what is supposed to be a representation of these Historically positive, trailblazing organizations?
Not to mention the fact that Love and Hip Hop is a show about “Love” and “Hip Hop.” The attitudes and behaviors depicted in that show are accurate with modern hip hop culture. Deny it if you want, but you’d be a liar. There are 3 minute songs that could sum up a whole season of love and hip hop. The two topics relate. MiMi and Joseline fighting over Stevie J, a producer who screws any and everyone in the city of Atlanta. Joseline only has a career because she is with Stevie. All these bald-headed story lines go hand in hand.
Then you have Sorority Sisters. About 8 or so black women, 2 own boutiques, one is a single mother and another is a dancer–then they threw in a white Delta to stir up the pot a little bit. None of this has anything to do with their membership in these organizations. It’s really just additional information, and they try to play it up to the point where it looks extremely contrived. It’s like if the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” was called “Real Registered Voters of Atlanta,” Like what would their voting status have to do with the shenanigans that take place on that show?