Welp… After 3 episodes, 1 reunion show 1.0 and tons of backlash, VH1 has decided to snatch the letters off of their controversial new reality show Sorority Sisters.
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Just three weeks ago, cast members April McRae and Rwanda Hammond were suspended from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., as of December 26th.
Since it’s debut, Sorority Sisters has seen a huge backlash! From petitions, to boycotts, to 90% of their national sponsors pulling advertising slots during their time slot.
The cast members were brought back early to participate in a special about the backlash, where they defended their decisions, and complained about being attacked on and off social media, including death threats and menacing at the hands of their fellow greeks.
And now the network has finally pulled the plug on the show altogether. Well sorta.
VH1 has finally said no mas to its detractors: the remaining three episodes of Atlanta-based “Sorority Sisters” are being burned off three in a row this Friday night.
How badly does VH1 want to put this show into the grave? The final episode will start at the odd time of 11:10 p.m. and end just past midnight. Plus, it’s not even being repeated later that night for West Coast consumption. And Friday tends to be a relatively low TV consumption night.
This doesn’t mean the show has been officially cancelled. VH1 rarely makes such announcements when a show is killed anyway, but no network with any intention of bringing a show back would make a move like this. It’s not a stretch to say it’s over for “Sorority Sisters.”
“Sorority Sisters” has been attacked for denigrating the history of African-American sororities by tying these well-regarded Greek names to the silly stereotypical drama that is part and parcel of many of VH1’s reality shows. The formula is now well worn: cattiness, jealousy, name-calling with the occasional fist thrown for good measure.
Now step into K. Michelle discussing her fellow greeks ….