While it’s safe to say that many of us enjoy our fair share of ratchet television, the real question is…where do you draw the line?
There’s a new television in the works called “The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte” and i’m actually pretty upset about it. When shows like Underground and The Get Down are cut, yet shows like this somehow find funding, it makes it really hard for me to grasp why we as a community accept this type of content. RSOC, in essence is about women who are “side chicks” and “proud of it.”
“This show is based around the side chicks perspective, using men for money the same way men use them,” creator, Pete Pitrelli said. “These women have no desire to be wives/main chicks, they are perfectly okay with their positions and want nothing more than to have fun.”
I’m a big believer that there’s so much power in the media and how it represents our community. Do you ever wonder why there’s so many shows that promote broken homes and promiscuity in the Black community? There seems to be a lack of television shows that promotes a wholesome Black family these days.
One of the cast members argues, if you’re getting the same treatment as the main woman, you’re technically not a sidechick. “You might look at it as a sidechick, but I look at it as a main chick as well, cause I’m getting the same treatment as you,” said one of the cast members in an interview with Power 98’s Morning Madhouse.
Are we living in an era where it’s become acceptable to not fully commit to relationships and to maintain multiple relationships? I can’t help but think that we are. Who is behind the show and thinks it’s okay to push this image of Black people? I can’t say that it’s entertainment, because it’s not. How you portray yourself eventually becomes reality.
Sadly, this is another L for the Black community. Meanwhile, some corporation thought this was a good idea.
Please tell me “Real Sidechicks of Charlotte” isn’t a real thing. Don’t do this to my city, please Lord. #rsoc
— Terrence McDaniel (@terrence_mcd) June 1, 2017
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What do you think about this show? Has the “sidechick” become an acceptable alternative in our community? If so, why?