With all the fracas over black male celebrities consistently picking non-black women over sisters, we were hoping that wouldn’t be the case with Chad OchoCinco’s new reality show “The Ultimate Catch,” which started filming yesterday. Pop the hood for details
One of our loyal BOSSIP readers who was on the set of OchoCinco’s show sent in the scoop on yesterday’s taping:
The show just started filming yesterday. Now, when you watch the show it’s going to appear as if he had to narrow down 84 girls to 17! In reality 17 girls were pre-selected by the producers and flown to LA a week prior to do interviews and photo shoots for the show.
The other 67 girls on set were extras filling in. When Chad arrived on set yesterday, he saw a mixed variety of nationalities that the producers had already pre-selected…five black girls, 5 spanish girls, 6 white girls, and a girl of middle eastern decent. He seemed rather upset and acted irritated. The producer felt that that he was unhappy and after talking to them off air, Chad wanted to revise the list of the pre-selected girls. He wanted to send home all of the Black girls and replace them with some of the Caucasian and Hispanic girls who were actually extras on set.
After not having picked any Black girls to remain on the show the producers pressured him into picking at least two. Chad, in turn, chooses the two most GHETTO girls there. And by ghetto…you know the ones that cause black men to say that’s the reason they don’t date black women anymore. Bossip, it is really sad to see a man who has entirely black family, including beautiful black children would have such low regard for black women. I’ve heard stories about his preference in the past but never in a million years would I think he would make it that obvious, especially knowing that his tv show is not exactly catering to the white folks…
Whoa… Do you believe it??? Guess we’ll have to watch this show carefully and see if it’s as bad as folks are already saying.
On a more positive note, even with all his issues, we still wanted to show Chad a little love for lending his time and money to a great cause. The Cincinnati Bengals star recently sponsored one of his biggest fans, this little cutie Ruben St. Hilaire, Jr (who lives with his mother in a homeless shelter in New York City) to go to a special football camp.
After Ruben received an autographed jersey from Ochocinco, he wrote Chad the cutest thank you letter:
Mr. Johnson, you really make me happy. One of my goals in my future life is to be just like you when I grow up. I wonder who was your role model when you were little? I have three role model(s) in my life that’s my mom, Mr. President Barack Obama and my favorite football player Mr. Chad Johnson. To me you are the best football player in the NFL. May God bless you and your family…
After Ochocinco and Deion Sanders found out Ruben wanted to go to a football camp, Sanders donated a spot in one of his camps (normal pricetag $400-$760) to Ruben and Mr. Chad Johnson presented Ruben with the award at the recent Children Mending Hearts Gala. To top it all off, it was Ruben’s birthday, and Chad led the entire crowd in singing happy birthday.
Aw how sweet! It would be even sweeter if Chad would buy Ruben’s mom a crib though right?