Lisa Wu-Hartwell has spoken on the second season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and addressed the haters. Seems that she thinks it’s unfair that they are called ghetto whereas the other “white” versions of the show are considered entertainment. Here’s what she told Essence:
It’s just unfair that people pass judgment and call our show ghetto but when they talk about the women Orange County or New York or New Jersey shows they call it entertainment. I believe that the way that we’ve been raised as Black people—always keeping secrets in our family and really witnessing Black women go through it—that we are judged harshly. For instance, there’s a teaser for the New Jersey show where one of the women flips over a table in the restaurant. Now had any of us done that we probably would have lost some viewers and been told that we lack class. Unfortunately, certain behaviors are more accepted from our counterparts than they are among us. So tell me is their show ghetto or simply entertainment? People need to understand that ghetto isn’t a color, it’s a state of mind and being.
Do you agree? Is there a double standard in the media? Tell us what you think!