So I hear that BET executives don’t think Black women are “marketable” as hosts and won’t be hiring Black women as hosts going forward.
What the ….???!!!
Supposedly BET has hired Sharon Carpenter, who is half Indian and half White, to work with BET News. Rocsi, who is Dominican, is doing 106 and Park (and building up a horrible repuation), and Julissa, who is Puerto Rican and was on BET occasionally, has moved over to MTV. None of them are BLACK….you know, like us…regular African- American women. Sharon Carpenter has supposedly been talking about how BET doesn’t want Black women as hosts anymore, which is why they were so pressed to get her.
What I know is that young Black girls need to see role models that look like them hosting those shows. They are already seeing women that look like them pop their coochies in all the videos on BET…can we get them at least a decent host to identify with?
For real, I still need FREE! She was a very positive Black female role model and a fabulous host. If BET doesn’t think Black women are marketable as hosts, it’s very disappointing. As difficult as it is for Black women to get on-air jobs, I wouldn’t think that a seemingly Black network would not discriminate against us. Ol’ Massah (Viacom) definitely has to be in on this one. [The Insider]