The power of Black Twitter…
Alhpa Kappa Alpha Boots Two Cast Members Of ‘Sorority Sisters’
Vh1 may not be ready to pull the plug on their new reality show, but the boycott and outrage surrounding “Sorority Sisters” doesn’t seem to have fallen on completely deaf ears. Rumor has it that the two cast members of the show from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., April A. McRae & Rwanda “Joy” Hammond, were put on suspension until 2016 as a result of their participation on the show. The two AKA’s are rumored to have been booted from their chapters.
Today on Twitter, we caught an under-the-radar tweet from Lawrence Ross, a proud insider of Black Greek life (as he has a book on the subject–The Divine Nine: The History Of African-American Sororities & Fraternities), regarding VH1’s glorified hot mess reality series Sorority Sisters.
According to Ross, two of its cast members April A. McRae and Rwanda Hammond were suspended from their sororities Chi Tau Omega and Lambda Epsilon Omega on December 26, 2014 until July 15, 2016. The notice is said to have come from the official AKA website (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.) but so far only that tweet has been the only news source of this story. We checked the site and we haven’t seen a thing.
Ross has already gotten over a hundred good riddance replies like, “I knew it was coming.” This rumor comes after the reunion special aired with the entire cast talking openly about the backlash they experienced. Black viewers in and out of sororities and fraternities were offended by the show’s use of Black Greek members as a platform for more ratchet behavior. No one asked for that. No one. If these ladies have been suspended from their sororities, we’re curious to see what consequences the other women from the show will face?
Damn! The wrath of the disgruntled Divine 9 is quick and efficient! Do you think the other “Sorority Sisters” will face repercussions as well?