And I thought it was just the award shows that were getting bad…
BET is bring Uncut back. (Sigh.) What is that? Well, if you were up at 3 a.m. tuning into BET in the early 2000s, then you know all about the poor quality, hoochie-fied, ass-shaking, booty-quaking videos that aired in the wee hours of the morning on this infamously salacious series. Even I–at 11, 12, 13–was up sneaking a peak at all those downright deplorable depictions. (What was I doing up at 3 0′ clock in the morning watching butt-clapping soft porn as a kid? That’s not the point of the discussion.) As horribly entertaining as this program was, it was still just that–horrible. So it’s no wonder that BET announced its cancellation in 2006.
Well, now that twerking and pole-working has become America’s favorite past time, I guess the good ol’ show producers at Black Entertainment Television thought it would be a good idea to revive The Ghost of Christmas Ass.
The announcement was tweeted Wednesday night after the season finale of The Game.
And then, the cherry on top:
(Yeah, like Nelly‘s “Tip Drill” wasn’t the reason the damn show got cancelled in the first place. Oh, did I say that out loud?)
Anywho, what I really want to know is: Who the hell “asked for it” back? (Nevermind, the image of a bunch of horny teenage boys and 20-somethings just came to mind.) Despite Uncut‘s popularity with a certain group of testosterone-pumped horn dogs, do we really need another outlet to see these new-aged Black women with their silicone-injected asses being oiled and slapped by some unknown (or known) rapper? I’m preeeeeetty sure we get enough of that on social media. Not to mention the series will now be airing at 11 p.m., which makes it a lot easier for curious kids to get an assload of f–ckery. (Pun intended.) Of course, I know firsthand. But the difference is: When I was growing up, I always had guidance. My mom taught me that I was worth much more than the size of my behind or how well I could grind. Many other children did, and do not, have that same foundation. So having access to these types of programs is well, do I really need to say it?
If you ask me, the network should be breathing life back into retro joints like Teen Summit or Midnight Love. And if they really wanted to cater to the ratcheds, then they should be renewing College Hill, at least there was some positivity attached to all that mess. (As dramatic as it was, I can’t front, I used to LOVE that show!)
There have already been talks of starting a petition to, once more, bring Uncut to an end. So we’ll just have to wait and see how that unfolds. Until then, it’s about to be BET bootyville all over again.