Classy Deshawn appears to be far to ladylike for H.O.A. and beauties like Leila are often hidden from reg. programming...
Below is an excerpt from Essence re: Deshawn Snow. From real Housewives of Atlanta.
I'm very disturbed by her firing because I really feel that it was image-related. She was poised, attractive, demure and lady-like, and I really feel that this is NOT the image they want of BW! Listen to Deshawn tell a reporter the rationale given to her in regards to her storyline. Doesn't that sound strangely like they were miffed that she refused to get dirty, ghetto, and loud? If I'm wrong or reading too much into it, someone tell me, but this is the impression I am strongly getting. It seems to me that they just could not fathom a classy, attractive non-combative bw. I think image assassination is the biggest culprit to bw having better roles and better lives in and out of Hollywood. Yet Hollywood is a deciding factor in how we are seen, treated, live and interact. It's NOT NOTHING! l know alot of ppl think it's not important but let them ever try to portray ww the way they do us, and watch all hell break loose! Image is EVERYTHING! It' so important that we must constantly fight negative images and be on guard against those who would work against our best interests. What many bp do not understand is that we are one of the few races in the world who is judged by their worst characters, and depictions. This is why when roles are slim for bw and the only bw used is loud, overbearing, argumentative, and severely overweight, it is extremely damaging to ALL bw. I cannot emphasize enough the need to fight Hollywood, and their constant misrepresentations, and take our image back!
Below is the interview with deshawn, and the reporter's comments.....
Deshawn Snow granted an exclusive interview with Essence yesterday after being booted from Bravo’s hit show the Housewives of Atlanta. According to Deshawn, The firing came as a surprise as they had just talked about a new season weeks beforehand. The producers excuse for removing her from the line up was her storyline was “too boring” and she wasn’t as outspoken as they would have liked during the filming of the show.
[One of the producers] called and said that I was “too human for a circus show” and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn’t think that I would fit in. He gave me an example, saying that during the reunion when I found out what a few of the other ladies said about me, they were expecting me to say more, but I’m not the type to go “television” and start acting crazy because somebody’s talking about me. I’m fine with the decision. It wasn’t my decision. They let me go and there are no hard feelings.
There are rumors that Tameka Foster will be replacing her in the line up. Sheree Whitfield may get the boot as well now that the truth has revealed that she’s one missed child support payment away from filling out a Wendy’s application.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I was supportive of the show until I found out that half of them bishes were broke. Flaunting around in Cadillacs and Rovers when they should have been driving Hyundais. DeShawn’s storyline was boring, but she was normal and gave some balance to the show. And putting a white woman with a bad weave on the show is not balance. I’m tired of seeing stereotypical loud, gold digging, ignant ass, neck rolling black women on television fronting about what they do and do not have. These are the images that are consistently pushed on television week to week and I’ve had enough!