VH1 doesn’t give two you-know-what’s about what ya’ll think about their programming! The most ratchet network on television has confirmed that they will air a new reality show called Sorority Sisters despite petitions and backlash about the show.
When the first pilot trailer was released, the public was so outraged that they began a petition to stop the show before it even started. After garnering over 40,000 signatures, no one heard a peep about the show – until now. VH1 quietly announced that the show would be premiering Monday, December 15.
Originally the ratchet puppeteer, Mona Scott-Young, was named as a producer for the show but now it appears that she will not be involved. Here’s the official summary of the show from the network:
Nine women, who continue to honor the traditions and legacies of their respective sororities and chapters, all agree on one main principle: sisterhood doesn’t end after graduation, it’s for life. For these friends and sisters (or ‘sorors’) from celebrated historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta, strong ties to their organizations lead to fierce rivalries, but through thick and thin, these women stand united and share an unbreakable bond.
“Sorority Sisters” follows the lives of women from four different sororities. Since these ‘sorors’ are pledges for life, they are expected to continue their community work long after graduation. From long-awaited reunions, to managing the men in their lives, for these line sisters, it’s homecoming all across the ATL. These ladies have a lot at stake – their aspirations, reputations, livelihoods, friendships, and families – and the legacies of their sororities.
I wish, for the life of me, that Black folks would stop selling out on national television for a check. Now don’t get me wrong, all reality shows aren’t bad and I have no problem with reality TV. If given the opportunity and the show could benefit viewers, I’d probably do one myself. But this? This is not a good look for the organizations these women belong to.
Watch the teaser below and let me know what you think.