If you are one of 1.1 million people who tuned in to VH1‘s Sorority Sisters and were appalled by what you saw, VH1 has news for you. The controversial show which follows the lives of 9 women who belong to black sororities will continue to air all because you tuned in. Detractors of the new reality show have called for the show to be cancelled because it reflects sorority life in negative light. As a result, some advertisers are even considering pulling their ads from the network until the show is canned. But VH1 says it will NOT cancel the show because in the words of Beyonce, they know you care.
There are currently no plans to change the series and it seems to be connecting with its audience,” the network said through a spokeswoman.
“Due to the confidential nature of our agreements with our advertising partners, we never speak to specifics about clients and their media plans,” she added. “But we do enjoy successful, long-term partnerships with our advertisers and are happy to honor any requests to move spots to other parts of our schedule.
In other words, as long as people are watching, the show will live on. I can’t say that I disagree. Far too many people watch negative stereotypical shows just to see the train wreck happen or for shear entertainment. If you don’t like the show, don’t watch it. It will then be cancelled due to ratings. No petition or uproar needed.
The second episode airs on Monday, December 22nd on VH1. Will you be watching?