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Why am I NOT surprised…

If there is one show that genuinely disgusts me, it’d be  TLC’s Toddlers & Tiarasand the derivative spin off “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” I think both shows are the literal definition of child exploitation.

Trying to live through your child, to the point where the kids don’t even want be in pageants but they do it to make you happy? That’s completely unacceptable.

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is such complete coonery, I’m not even going to link to or waste too much of my good breath on the nonsense. It’s just a whole new level of nonsense. When TV producers get to exploiting people who clearly can probably hardly read, It’s time for me to “cash-out.”

While perusing the news yesterday(Monday, Aug 20) i see a story of a divorce proceeding where Toddlers & Tiaras is at the center. Apparently a father seeks full custody of his daughter because the mother is clearly exploiting the child, as evidenced by her dressing the little girl up as Dolly Parton. The  story/news clip is below, check it out.

Custody at Risk After ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Star Wears Fake Boobs, Butt.

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My thoughts on this situation: Why is this the only father standing up to his child being exploited? It’s sad that it took a divorce for someone — who was most likely a willing participant in the foolishness while married — to finally get some backbone and put a stop to the nonsense.

Maybe somebody can explain to me what’s cute about a 3-year-old putting on fake hair, nails and costumes, parading around on stage in provocative attire. The end goal is to be judged and try to win a trophy, a stupid-fake crown and a few dollars (in some cases). I mean I could see if they’re learning public speaking or doing it for a chance to get a college scholarship (which would make more since in middle school and high school), but outside of that it’s completely pointless. And I’m not one of those hater wannabes either, if you want to get your child into acting, go ahead, there’s good money in that (especially if you get them on Disney channel or something), but holding them all but at gunpoint to highlight their beauty when all of their teeth haven’t even come in yet? That’s bad parenting! #StopIt

I see the bigger picture, it really has nothing to do with the kids  but rather the Moms who are currently fat slobs so they’re trying to live out their modeling and actress dreams through their infants. But please have a seat, you’re not making yourself look good, and it’s stuff like that that gets your child taken away. But hey if they don’t care about losing your children, then I certainly don’t. You do you. Just know that I will NOT be watching.

TV Thoughts…Dear BET, What are yall doing to my show?

The Game Season 5

I love the Game, have the first three seasons on DVD. When it first came out it was very well done(acting-wise) and VERY well-written. At the time there was only one clichéd stereotypical character but yet she was very funny and the writing eventually showed us why she was that way thus making her relatable, real AND funny(Tasha Mack-Played by Wendy Raquel Robinson).

Fast forward to season 5 and something has gone terribly awry. It has been touch and go at best. after what is I believe, the fourth week now here is how I, a loyal fan, is faring.

I watched three-fourths of the season premiere wondering what the hell is going on here? Translation: Why are we here?

Jason getting with a girl named Chardonnay is problem # 1. Why is it when he gets with a black girl, apparently the first one in his life, why does she have to be a “broke” bartender from the hood? Why does her name have to Chardonnay? WHY WHY WHY does it have to be so extra?

I’m trying to ride with y’all but I feel like they’re doing everything they can to shake me loose(as a viewer).

I’ll sneak snacks into the movies in a second and don’t let me go to a restaurant that doesn’t serve ranch dressing(problem). BUT the black people telling Jason not to wave to a table of police officers because someone at the table has warrants and the other member doesn’t want him to “call attention” to themselves?! Really though?

That’s a REAL problem for me. Why would a show– that started out, very black in cast yet never came across as coon-ish (to me), didn’t lack depth and diversity amongst the characters–be resurrected 2 years later only to turn into what I most feared would happen…something else that BET messed up?

See my beef with the show isn’t coming from a place of Hateration, I just know that it can be better because it WAS better. I want y’all (The Game) to win, but not by selling out.

I know enough about an enjoyable viewing experience to know… BET needs to “Get It Together” like 702 in this piece…I would gladly lend a hand…you know if I was invited.

In the meantime, it’s 2:00 a.m. and I’ve got work in the morning.

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