If you’ll recall, although it feels like forever ago, VH1 had a short-lived series on their network called Sorority Sisters. The reality show premiered back in 2014 but was axed after one episode due to an immense onslaught of criticism and petitions. The point of the series was to follow women from four different Greek-letter sororities as they deal with their responsibilities as members, everyday life, and rivalry with one another:
Nine women, who continue to honor the traditions and legacies of their respective sororities and chapters, all agree on one main principle: sisterhood doesn’t end after graduation, it’s for life. For these friends and sisters (or ‘sorors’) from celebrated historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta, strong ties to their organizations lead to fierce rivalries, but through thick and thin, these women stand united and share an unbreakable bond.
“Sorority Sisters” follows the lives of women from four different sororities. Since these ‘sorors’ are pledges for life, they are expected to continue their community work long after graduation. From long-awaited reunions, to managing the men in their lives, for these line sisters, it’s homecoming all across the ATL. These ladies have a lot at stake – their aspirations, reputations, livelihoods, friendships, and families – and the legacies of their sororities.
The backlash the series received came not only in the form of verbal disagreement, but also in expulsion of some cast members by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. They are now being sued by one of the cast members who was abruptly dismissed, and she says it was allegedly for her participation in the reality show.
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