View Full Version : MTV draws fire for cartoon

08-09-2006, 11:22 PM
A new MTV cartoon depicting black women squatting on all fours tethered to leashes and defecating on the floor is drawing fire from several prominent African Americans who call the episode degrading.

Critics say MTV, a popular music video channel on cable television, showed especially poor judgment because the weekly animated program "Where My Dogs At?" appeals to young teens and airs at an hour, 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, when many children are watching television.

The show just completed its initial eight-episode run on MTV2, a spinoff channel of the U.S. music video institution that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The half-hour show lampoons real-life celebrities and pop culture as seen through the eyes of two wise-cracking stray dogs -- Woofie and Buddy -- voiced by comedians Tracy Morgan and Jeffrey Ross, respectively.

A statement released this week by the Viacom Inc.-owned cable network, whose president, Christina Norman, is black, defended the episode in question as social satire.

In it, a look-alike of rap star Snoop Dogg strolls into a pet shop with two bikini-clad black women on leashes. They hunch over on all fours and scratch themselves as he orders one of them to "hand me my latte." At the end of the segment, the Snoopathon Dogg Esquire character dons a rubber glove to clean up excrement left on the floor by one of the women.

MTV said the "Woofie Loves Snoop" episode, which first aired on July 1, was "in fact a parody of an actual appearance Snoop Dogg made where he was accompanied by two women wearing neck collars and chains."

"We certainly do not condone Snoop's actions and the goal was to take aim at that incident for its insensitivity and outrageousness," the statement said.
But several prominent blacks, including New York Daily News columnist Stanley Crouch, condemned the segment as misogynist, racist and crude, and they questioned the sincerity of MTV's contention that it was satirizing the outlandish behavior of a real-life rapper.


08-09-2006, 11:50 PM
Who the hell is watching MTV anyways?

08-09-2006, 11:53 PM
MTV is boring, the only people who watch that are preps. Maybe one or two shows are good but thats probably it.

08-10-2006, 12:00 AM
All i watch on there is where my dogs at and The andy milonakis show

08-10-2006, 12:05 AM
the United States of the Always offended

08-10-2006, 12:09 AM
the United States of the Always offended


08-10-2006, 12:18 AM
young teens knows about everything these days...i mean..come on..and they worried about a dumb cartoon? :nono:

you cant do this, or i dont like that..stfu please

08-10-2006, 12:23 AM
young teens knows about everything these days..drugs, sex..i mean..come on..and they worried about a dumb cartoon? :nono:

thats why were obesse like myself:boohoo: j/p

08-10-2006, 03:20 AM
This is why I never watch MTV....they use to show videos...now it is one big reality show.

08-10-2006, 04:50 AM
MTV still comes on?