I’ve received several emails about an offensive RHOA poster spotted around Atlanta.
For those who don’t know, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the only all-Black franchise of Bravo’s Housewives and it’s also been the highest rated for several seasons now. No other franchise of the popular related show even has ONE Black character on the cast.
Apparently the network (or their marketing agency) decided that it would be a smart idea to take advantage of that fact in their promo materials and have launched something called #BlackWIVESMatter….
More photos + read emails below…
from: alexys Steele (email removed)
date: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:53 AM
subject: Housewives Posters
Dear Straight from the A,
I saw this posters on my lunch break today at the spa on the corner of Piedmont/10th … is this for real!? Did Bravo really put these up??
from: Gertrude Maduako (email removed)
date: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 12:27 PM
subject: offensive posters
I am new to Atlanta from New Jersey for a corporate job. I first saw the attached advertisement for The Real Housewives of Atlanta this morning at Lenox Square Mall on a wall. When I was out running errands later in the day at North Point Mall I came across a ton more of these offensive advertisements that are produced by a major television network riffing on the Black Lives Matter movement. Who does Bravo think they are to put up such racially insensitive materials!? Major corporations do not have the right to do say these types of things! This is what is continuing to oppress the masses!
I tore down one of the posters I found because it was not well attached to the wall. You can see the images from my camera.
Black Wives Matter?? Really??
Now they’re making a joke centered around the #BlackLivesMatter movement? *sigh* Who designed these ads? Claudia Jordan???
I can’t. 😯