Advertisers Not Feeling BET’s Hot Ghetto Mess

07.10.07 10 years ago 25 Comments

Mounting backlash against an upcoming BET series accused of trafficking in racial stereotypes has prompted at least two advertisers to pull out of the premiere episode on the Viacom Inc.-owned channel.

Sources said Monday that such companies as State Farm Insurance Cos. and the Home Depot requested that their advertisements be yanked from the new comedy series “Hot Ghetto Mess” as well as from a Web page on BET.com touting the program.

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It is good to see advertisers not wanting to have anything to do with this mockery of a show.

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