"I tell you…the things that I get in my inbox about folks. A few days ago, I posted regarding Ocho Cinco’s
new reality show on VH1. Well, according to this letter, he didn’t want any Black girls as part of the cast (or at least not the type we’d HOPE he’d wanna have). In his own words…Chile PLEASE! "
"Hey Miss Jia,
I’m a big fan of yours!!! I wanted to give you the inside scoop from Chad Ochocinco’s new reality show the “Ultimate Catch.”
Long story short…I’m employed by the company that is producing the reality show. 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 to represent the us. And by ghetto…you know the ones that cause black men to say that’s the reason they don’t date black women anymore?
Miss Jia, 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 year would I think he would make it that obvious, especially knowing that his tv show is not exactly catering to the white folks…"