PTC Joins Call for Oxygen to Cease Development of "All My Babies' Mamas"
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.
NOTE: PTC involvement in this initiative should not be construed as endorsement
of any other initiatives on this or other third-party sites
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.
- See PTC Press Release
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