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What is Hot Ghetto Mess Reality TV? - Hotghettomess

Updated on September 29, 2010

Hot Ghetto Mess Reality Show BET Premiere

"Hot Ghetto Mess', or HGM, is a new reality show premiering on BET on June 25. It will have six episodes, hosted by Charlie Murphy. The show will be split amongst BET street interviews and viewer submitted video clips.

It's an appropriate name, because the reality tv show is already causing a mess, reports Associated Press. Sponsors, including State Farm Insurance and Home Depot, have gotten so stirred up as to request that their ads be dropped before seeing the first episode of Hot Ghetto Mess.

The Hot Ghetto Mess reality show is based on a blog of the same name. The HotGhettoMess blog features pictures of mostly blacks in unflattering photos with unusual hairstyles and raunchy clothing. is founded by a Washington, D.C. lawyer named Jam Donaldson. Donaldson is also executive producer of the Hot Ghetto Mess television show.

What is causing such controversy? Mainly a group called 'What About Our Daughters' has complained that the Hot Ghetto Mess show promotes black people in a bad light. 'What About Our Daughters' is a blog committed to improving the public's image of black women.

BET says this isn't so. BET claims that the Hot Ghetto Mess reality show is a social commentary meant to involve viewers and cause people to open up and talk about important issues.

You know what they say- Any publicity is good publicity. Maybe that is BET's intent. Watch the Hot Ghetto Mess reality show if you want to see what all of the hullabaloo is about or check out the HGM blog.


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      7 years ago

      heard about this on

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      9 years ago

      i lick your tv shows

    • Angela Harris profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Harris 

      11 years ago from Around the USA

      I haven't been able to watch the show, either. I just was reading all of the hullabaloo in the press about it, and didn't know what it was. And then this Hub was born for others that were curious.

      I'm not much of a reality tv show fan, either. To me, they all are just some twist on The Jerry Springer Show. Like you said, people behaving badly. And that is the appeal, I guess.

      I haven't had time to watch the show either. This show claims to attempt to get people to open up about issues. But considering that their call for videos asks for the craziest things that people own, I wonder. We'll see.

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      11 years ago from North Carolina

      I haven't watched the show, I can't say much of it, but reality shows as a whole is not helping improve the character of people, instead everybody is acting arrogant and disrespectful. So, I don't know how this show is gonna inspire others to do well, it will make people to act more like them and be like them.


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