Should BET debut their new show Hot Ghetto Mess?
Hot Ghetto Mess host Charlie Murphy
State Farm Insurance and Home Depot have yanked ads from the premiere episode of BET’s upcoming series Hot Ghetto Mess, which will air at 10:30 p.m. EST on July 25.
Hot Ghetto Mess is a compilation of viewer-submitted home videos and BET-produced man-on-the-street segments showing black people said to be exhibiting excessive hip-hop and inner-city culture.
Critics have said the show promotes negative racial stereotypes.
Charlie Murphy hosts all six episodes of the series.
The advertiser pull-out follows a campaign launched by the blog/podcast What About Our Daughters, encouraging people to boycott advertisers of the series.
State Farm and Home Depot released statements acknowledging that they withdrew ads as a result of the boycott threat.
Do you think BET should air a show called Hot Ghetto Mess?
Source: Entertainment Weekly