Monday, August 7, 2006
After reading this blogpost, I was inspired to write a post about last night's Flavor of Love 2 episode. And I know some of you are probably thinking "it's not that serious, it's just TV".
Yeah, the same TV that has you wanting a lil scruffy dog to throw in your Fendi bag and carry around. Or perhaps has you wanting to work out so you can look like Beyonce. Or perhaps, the same TV that has you wishing deep-down you could buy that new 2007 Escalade. The same TV that has ME walking around reciting GANGSTA rap lyrics all day when I am far from being a gangsta (the shoe fits, so I'll wear it).
I agree with the Coon Picnic statement in that blogpost linked to above. That nas song is definitely applicable. "Let's give it up for the coons/On UPN 9 and WB who yes mass on TV". Add VH1 to the list. And add just about each one of those wild a$$ girls from that episode last night. What makes me feel good is that I sent a text message to BHill when the show was about 20 minutes in and told him I was gonna go with Beautiful (I'm using proper spelling, unlike Flav) and Eyez. Turns out Eyez was a mole and it (so far) appears that Beautiful at least respects herself enough not to jump out there and give Flaz sex like Tyson would do just to get "ahead". So I picked one girl was there just to spy for her friend's benefit and another who seems like she might have some sense. Mom, you'd be proud of me.
Before I rant, don't get me wrong! I think the show is VERY entertaining. But at the same time, I think it is embarassing for black folks. And I am not even talking about Flav (yet). People of other races *may* watch this and get the wrong idea about black women. Spunkee's instigating everything, "Something" is just nasty (the girl shat herself...on TV), numerous girls on there are not only wearing a ho's uniform, but speaking a ho's language...I could go on. But the worst part of the show is that it makes black women look like unintelligent, "loose", money/fame chasing NI99ERettes!
And Buckwild is just trying too d@mn hard to be whatever it is she thinks "black" is. Like Puff said to the girl in that making the band episode, "I don't try and talk like a white girl, you shouldn't talk like a white guy. BE YOU!"
The second worst part of it all is that the guise of this whole thing is that these girls want THIS DUDE!
No offense to Flav because beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder, but come the F*CK on ladies! We're NOT as dumb as YOU LOOK on the show. Is it the so-called fame from being a reality show TV star that has you frontin' like this? Are you actresses? Or does the "hood" fame Hoopz attained from the last season really make you think you're gonna blow up after competing for the affection of a man with 5+ kids already?
Again, I think the show is funny/entertaining and I can separate the images I see from the REAL BLACK WOMEN I KNOW in REAL life (not reality TV). But can the rest of the people watching this show do that? I don't know, but that is the friggin question! If you think about how this show can affect the way people look at you in REAL LIFE, then maybe you'll feel the same way I do, torn between entertainment and reality. Shot out to hip-hop!
To sum it all up, The Flavor of Love is entertainingly WACK!
Posted by miKeSee at 1:45 PM