“Love and Hip Hop” executive producer Mona-Scott Young is experiencing extreme backlash after being accused of exploiting the black community for money through her various television shows.
Scott-Young, the CEO of Monami Entertainment, has gained notoriety over the years after creating several spinoffs of “Love and Hip Hop,” a series which follows the escapades of hip-hop socialites, in various locations such as New York, Atlanta and most recently Los Angeles.
Many of Scott-Young’s critics believe that she helped add fuel to the fire on the most recent season of “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Despite Scott-Young’s repeated denunciations of fighting which took place on the show’s reunion special, LHHATL stars such as rapper Benzino have criticized Scott-Young for not actively enforcing the show’s rules in preventing physical altercations.
This week, Scott-Young launched a series entitled “Sorority Sisters” featuring women from black Greek organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho.
Although the show intended on portraying the daily lives of the women it features, Monday’s premiere episode depicted the characters as catty and judgmental of one another according to many viewers who voiced their thoughts on social media.
Many Twitter users even decided to tweet the companies who advertise during the commercial breaks of “Sorority Sisters.”
Several online petitions have been created to stop the show from airing, the most popular having over 60,000 signatures to date.
According to the petition’s author Reynoir Lewis, the petition was created to “stop the spread of ignorance and stereotyping of our beloved Black Greek letter organizations. Our founders amongst EVERY organization worked extremely hard to allow us to unite and flourish not only on college campuses, but as a people well beyond our college days, and Mona Scott-Young now threatens to demolish those aims and goals we all abide by.”
Lewis’ petition has been addressed to the following companies/individuals: “Sumner Redstone, Chairman of the Board, Viacom, Philippe Dauman, President/CEO, Viacom, Carl D. Folta, EVP Corporate Communications.”
In the latest update, according to tweets below, advertisers such as Carmex have released statements announcing the pulling of advertisements during commercial breaks.
If you haven’t seen the premiere of “Sorority Sisters” you can catch up here. If you have seen it, sound off in the comments!!!