PTC Joins Call for Oxygen to Cease Development of 'All My Babies’ Mamas'

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January 7th, 2013

via press release:

PTC Joins Call for Oxygen to Cease Development of “All My Babies’ Mamas”

LOS ANGELES (January 7, 2013) – The Parents Television Council is joining with other groups and individuals across the country calling for the Oxygen cable network to cease any further development of the television program, “All My Babies’ Mamas.” The program features rapper Shawty Lo and the eleven children he has fathered with ten different women. A petition calling for the Comcast/NBCUniversal network to cease any further development of this television project was launched by Sabrina Lamb at Change.org. PTC President Tim Winter issued the following statement:

“Every time we think that the television industry couldn’t stoop any lower, sadly one of the networks steps forward to prove us wrong. This new project in development at Oxygen is grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive, and we urge the network to cease any further work on it immediately,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

“We are asking our members to take action and let Oxygen know that this program would undermine children and families. If Oxygen moves forward with the program, we will be contacting every corporate sponsor that buys advertising time on the Oxygen network to hold them accountable as well.

“Every cable subscriber in the nation should be allowed to pick up the phone and call their cable company to demand that Oxygen be removed from their programming lineup. But because Oxygen is owned by the cable behemoths Comcast and NBCUniversal, every cable subscriber is forced to take – and to pay for – Oxygen as part of a bundle of cable networks, whether they want it or not.

“The PTC is proud to join its voice with a growing chorus of groups and individuals across America who are concerned about the harmful and exploitive messaging of this television project,” concluded Winter.
The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members and 56 chapters across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

 
  • Silent Hunter

    You may not agree with it, but they are entitled to their opinion.

  • rob60990

    10 baby mamas? Yikes.

  • joel

    I urge that development be ceased on ALL cable ‘reality’ shows, but only because they suck.

  • John_M

    I urge that development be ceased on ALL cable ‘reality’ shows, but only because they suck.

    And what, network reality shows don’t suck?

    Anything that is focused on any kind of ‘family life’ purely for titilation of the voyeuristic passion of america really should be ended, but I see no reason to want to get rid of something like Top Chef

  • Tom

    I don’t typically approve of “blue nose” groups like the PTC, but even a blind pig can occasionally find an acorn. This program appears to be about as unappealing as any I’ve seen or read about lately. I’m not insisting that television portray every dad as another Ward Cleaver. However, I see no reason to join in celebrating the virility of a rapper whose claim to fame lies in leaving behind a trail of baby mommas.

  • Lark

    So, what’s the difference between this and “Sister Wives”? Nothing. Don’t try and say “religion” because that’s total BS.

  • Tom

    “Don’t try to say “religion” because that’s total BS.”

    How about you don’t attempt to preempt the obvious answer to your question? Although I don’t watch it, “Sister Wives” appears to have something to to do with preserving spiritual relationships between committed persons. That’s a whole lot different than one man scattering his seed across the landscape.

  • Marshina123

    I think that’s y’all should leave the show along because y’all are not in the show if they want to look like a fool let them look like a fool who are we to judge them I bet all y’all how are talking look at honey boo boo and that show is ratchet too and y’all not trying to take that show off t.v

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