"All My Babies' Mamas" may have generated headlines, but it won’t generate any ratings for Oxygen. The network is canceling the reality show before its first airing amid protests about its content.
"As part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special," Oxygen said in a statement to HLN. "We will continue to develop compelling content that resonates with our young female viewers and drives the cultural conversation."
ColorofChange.org's executive director Rashad Robinsons supported the move.
"We thank Oxygen Media for taking this important step. The tremendous response from over 40,000 ColorOfChange.org members, coupled with national outrage from Black folks, sent a clear message that exploitative television shows like All My Babies' Mamas are unacceptable," he said in a statement to HLN.
The show was to showcase the lives of Shawty Lo and the 11 children he had with 10 different women. With nicknames for the children's mother like "the first lady," "the jealous baby mama" and "the fighter baby mama," the critics instantly pounced on the show as racist and degrading.