The trailer for the new upcoming reality show 'Sorority Sisters,' created by 'Love & Hip Hop' creator, Mona Scott-Young, has yet to air on television but is already receiving negative backlash from critics, in particular, the members of Greek Sororities represented in the new show, as reported by EUR on Saturday June 7.
Recent reports are stating that Black Greek organizations have started an online petition to encourage the powers that be at the network to not go forward with the production of 'Sorority Sisters.' Members of the Sororities represented in the featured clip including, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho, believe that Mona Scott-Young threatens to demolish the aims and goals that they all abide by with the production of this show.
The petition, which as reported by EUR currently has about 6000 signatures with a goal of 7500, aims to "stop the spread of ignorance and stereotyping of our beloved Black Greek letter organizations."
Enacted by Reynoir Lewis, the MoveOn.org petition, was addressed to Viacom’s president and CEO Phillipe Dauman and President Barack Obama. No further updates have been released on the future of the show but proud Greek organization members are not going down without a fight....the intelligent way. Unlike the typical fighting and conduct that Mona Scott-Young is known for displaying through her franchises 'Love & Hip Hop: NY & ATL.'
According to Urban Daily, [Greeks] "don’t stand for ratchetivity…so we can see this petition getting a whole lot of love throughout the various Greek orgs." Greek organizations hold themselves to a certain standard when it comes to image, behavior and conduct.
As Urban Daily puts it, "Greeks are a totally different group of men and women and they are all about keeping their sacred and honored traditions to themselves. But it’s deeper than that. They are also major contributors in their communities and believe in education not to mention the giving back they do through philanthropy."
Mona Scott-Young is also a woman of a certain prestige in her own right. She has been honored with awards from the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music Entertainment, ASCAP’s “Woman Behind the Music” Award, “Marketer of the Year” by Ad Age, and she was recently recognized by the National Congress and Convention of Haitian-Americans (Wikipedia.) But, will she fold under the demand of the women who wear their Greek letters proudly? Only time will tell.