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VH1 Show “Sorority Sisters” Garners Mixed Reactions


Some viewers have expressed an interest in a show chronicling the lives of various sorority sisters; others, however, have called for its immediate removal.

Earlier this year, “Love & Hip Hop” producer Mona Scott Young announced that she would be producing a reality show entitled “Sorority Sisters,” surrounding the comings and goings of nine young women from four prominent African-American sororities, much to the chagrin and dismay of many Greeks.

The same chagrin and dismay sparked a petition calling for the end of the production to this show, to try and “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,” wrote Reynoir Lewis, the creator of the petition, “and Mona Scott-Young now threatens to demolish those aims and goals we all abide by.”

With its premiere tonight (in spite of the amassed 41,000+ signatures), the trailer of “Sorority Sisters” has garnered an additional multitude of both negative and positive attention, not only from Greek members, but from various gossip sites as well.

VH1 touts the show’s purpose as “giving viewers a glimpse into the unique world of ATL Greek life; however, most gossip bloggers, including Yesha Callahan of TheRoot.com, appear to share the same sentiment as the offended Greeks.

“I have a feeling there’s going to be a lot of pissed-off sorority members on social media tweeting their hate and how they’re being misrepresented on the show,” Callahan wrote. “The founders will be rolling over in their graves, too.”

Remy Tha Don of Brokensilenze.net wrote two articles cosigning the production and premiere of the show, even going as far as to refer to the offended Greeks as “glorified gangs.”

“To me it sounds more like they just don’t want the ratchet behavior that they know exists amongst their groups to be exposed,” he wrote in one of his articles. “They’re putting all of this energy into this whole “We’re holier than thou” petition that’s floating around about a TV show that they haven’t even seen, yet they continue to be plagued with hazing issues and other more relevant problems that they could be addressing if they’re worried about being stereotyped.”

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Post submitted by: Melissa W.

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