A few days ago, I received several emails about some random Real Housewives of Atlanta posters spotted around town.
Many were outraged that Bravo would have the nerve to use advertising that played off the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.
Andy Cohen even responded on Twitter and said Bravo had nothing to do with it.
The following email was sent to me a few days ago, claiming to be from the company responsible for the graphics and the printing of the ‘Black Wives Matter’ posters that had been spotted around town.
The email reads contains what they call photographic proof, and states:
from: jamal jones
date: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 3:16 PM
subject: RHOA posters
To whom it may concern,
We would like to start by apologizing for our involvement in the Black Wives Matter Bravo TV Real Housewives of Atlanta posters. This was never supposed to happen the way it did. We are part of a design team from Chicago that also works out of New York City. We were hired by who we believe was a representative of Ms. Kenya Moore in early December to design and print these posters.
We are deeply sorry for propagating social injustice and pain in America. We are coming out about this because it has conflicted with our morals as a multi-racial design team. Major corporations and celebrities continue to exploit our culture for economic gain and as designers need to begin to stand our ground.
Unfortunately through the Atlanta team’s manipulation techniques they are attempting to gain recognition through controversy and we feel this is immoral. This must stop NOW. Bravo and their affiliates must be held accountable because they continue to promote bad role models and distract our culture of the critical issues facing our country.
To prove it was us we attached the original .PSD file with all the separate image layers. The posters were sent early Jan to a PO box in Atlanta. We do not know who put them up or where but we sent 50 total. We are trying to stop the rest from being put up. We are deeply sorry to anyone this hurt or angered. Again, we cannot apologize enough for allowing this period of cultural havoc to break down our already fragile society.
Jamal J, Shannon G and Seoyeon M
No shade to anyone who ran with the emailed ‘explanation’, but my issue is this… why the hail would Kenya Moore have something to do with it? Is she being set up?
I mean… she’s not my favorite, but I don’t like to be used for someone else’s twisted smear campaign.
That being said, I questioned the email’s validity and responded to the sender with a few questions…
Are they trying the get the blawgs involved in some sort of storyline?? This all sounds way too fishy to be true.
What do you think about this sketchy RHOA posters saga?
Do you believe Kenya was involved or is this an elaborate set-up?