Petition Launched To Stop Mona Scott-Young's 'Sorority Sisters' Reality Show
A teaser video promoting the series has since been removed from the web
Posted: 06/05/2014 11:45 AM EDT
Black Greek letter organizations are not here for the foolery of reality television.
Earlier this week brought the footage of a potential new series titled "Sorority Sisters" which follows several women who represent all four Divine Nine sororities-- Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho. And who is the mastermind behind the whole project? None other than "Love & Hip Hop" creator Mona Scott-Young.
But as quickly as the six-minute trailer hit the web, it disappeared without a trace. Soon after, a petition was launched to stop any further production of the show as it "threatens to demolish" the work and importance of said organizations.
"Stop the spread of ignorance and stereotyping of our beloved Black Greek letter organizations," the petition reads. "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."
To date, more than 13,300 backers have signed the petition in support. The appeal will be sent to Viacom President and CEO Philippe P. Dauman upon reaching 15,000 signatures.
Scott-Young has yet to speak out about the show's future.