Feb 25, 2008
Sick Fucks @ VH1
Ok, so VH1 decided to bring back a third season of Flavor of Love. Here are my reasons on why that is fucked up:
1. Mr. Flav has a history of being fucked up to his babies mamas and to his kids. Why drag another woman into his madness? It's tragic how Flav always talks about finding a woman to take care of him, yet he doesn't return that kind of love.
2. Let's be real. Chuck D was the light of Public Enemy. Flav for the most part benefited from Chuck's illumination. Flav's attempt at a solo music career showed this to be true. Does anyone remember the single he released after season one of Flavor of Love?
3. Umm, does anyone at VH1 feel guilty about exploiting women that are emotionally vulnerable? In season two a contestant was so disconnected from her own self-worth that she took a shit on herself while sipping champagne.
4. Dignity! I think that dignity matters in life. It can motivate you to reach for higher, and compel you to offer a helping hand to someone that is struggling. This show relishes in humiliation, and that means it encourages viewers to want to see a persons's spirit killed.
5. The colonial mentality is a very bad thing. It results in buffoonery, uncle tomming, bowing and scraping, and being the assistant, to the assistant, to the assistant. I know that with the problems young black and brown children are facing, we don't need a Flavor Flav in our face. You are played out brother.
It is in my opinion that Chuck had Flav as a part of Public Enemy because he wanted to show that the tired stereotype of the minstrel figure was misunderstood. I think Chuck wanted to show that the "round the way class clown" is someone that actually can verbalize some truths. When I was a teenager, I saw Flav as the angry yet comical voice of underrated reasoning that I was able to relate to.
It sucks that Flav has become so self-serving at the expense of women. And, that he didn't grow up with the rest of us. He was suppose to fight the power, not surrender to it.