Some Black Greeks across the country are not feeling Mona Scott-Young’s idea to bring sororities to prime time TV.
The mastermind behind some of the most watched and tweeted shows on VH1 has decided to release a new reality show about Black Greek letter organizations. Not too many people are happy about another show that could potentially tarnish the representation of Black women, though, especially sorority members!
There was a trailer released for the prospective show, “Sorority Sisters”, which focused on members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho. A few hours later, the trailer disappeared from the Web.
There is a petition out right now to stop the show from airing. Reynoir Lewis, who started the petition, wrote:
“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.”
There are currently 6,364 signatures. The goal that needs to be met is 7,500.
“This show makes a mockery of sororities that were established to make their communities better and to scholarship among women,” one petition supporter wrote. “It’s time to end foolery for entertainment sake.
They added, “Please put this same energy into developing a show worthy of viewing. One that contributes something to society as opposed to detracting from it.”
As far as we know, Mona is still moving forward with the project.