I came across the trailer for The Real Mistresses of Atlanta while perusing Miss Jia’s site, and just like her I have questions and concerns.
It appears as though many people (specifically blacks for THIS post) have a misconstrued idea of what it means to be famous. So many people out there are ready to do anything scandalous or idiotic just for their 15 minutes of relevancy that they will then cling onto for dear life while the world tries pushing them off. Personally, I have never liked reality TV. I used to watch The Flavor of Love and I Love New York and I will partake in a few episode of Basketball Wives and The Real Houswives of Atlanta for live tweeting, but then reality TV became a little more ridiculous with its many spin offs and new series. The reason I’m writing this post is to stir up conversation around the question, “What makes these shows so special?”
1) These reality stars don’t realize that they are just ordinary people with cameras following them everyday. They pretend like they’re something special, but have no real talent to acquire meaningful jobs. I can at least give the Kardashians an A for effort since they already had money and make more with all the endorsements they have. But most of these black reality stars are losing.
2) The black reality stars are always painted in the same light: loud, arrogant, bitchy, gossiping bullies with way too much time on their hands and no sense of what their actual priorities are. If they’re not keeping up with the Joneses or arguing loudly without valid points, they’re making themselves as relevant as possible by doing the most meaningless of tasks. And they promote everything wrong and negative like they had no home training. Not only are they this way, but they’re proud of it, some times giving out hollow apologies. How can you be proud to be someone’s mistress and then boast about it? When did that life become something to broadcast and marvel at?
3) The premise of these shows rarely have anything to do with the title. Cast members are barely wives and the love usually doesn’t last, so why do we support such a show? Not only does the syndication do bad for the community but the support of watching it does as well.
There’s just a plethora of things I can’t get with. Begin the discussion below and peep what Ice-T had to say about such shows over at Crunk & Disorderly.