Mona Scott Young is the featured subject of Sunday night’s episode of “Uncensored” on TV One.
Mona has had a storied profession in leisure which includes work in artist management for Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and more, but she’s best known these days for her creation studio Monami and for creating the highly successful reality sequence” Love& Hip Hop .” In her occurrence of UNCENSORED, she speaks candidly about carrying loss, her tour to success, and being abused by the media — precisely she says she feels she’s been critiqued more brutally than adults in her profession.
” As a woman and as a woman of coloring, there is a responsibility that I have to protect the image of black women and of black people, as transmitted by the world, and I recognize that ,” Mona admitted before continuing.” But what I also feel as strongly about is there is a right for every black person to tell their story. This right here was about he women in hip-hop who have relationships with this men and they have a right for their narratives like to say. So that is something I will stand fast in and quarrel. What is sometimes is infuriating is my counterparts, my grey male counterparts, my white girl counterparts aren’t held to the same scrutiny. The same criticisms that I’m held to because I am a black bride .”
” Why am I being vilified for doing this when here are shows that have moved the assortment? There’s tons of presents about white people that indicate the full compas and it’s okay ,” Mona debates.” Nobody is hanging any of those makes out to baked, or imparting down different cultures for providing the very same opportunities to the cast members of those depicts. It’s a hard pill to swallow and it’s something that I live with everyday but going back to my very clear sense of who I am, what I contribute, what my affinity is with my give, what my intentions are — my goals are always to provide opportunities. That’s what this scaffold has done, that’s what this dealership has done, that’s what I’ve built with my firm, both for people of color in front of and behind the camera and I sit firmly in that .”
She makes strong arguings — which she took a stair further during an interview with Madame Noire the coming week to promote her “Uncensored” chapter where she specific was asked to address this doubled standard in regards to being criticized more than other makes such as Carlos King:
Absolutely! Absolutely. You look at Andy Cohen, you look at Carlos King — Carlos actually used to work the Love and Hip Hop franchise. But they’ve never been pinpointed in the same way. But I think it’s a little bit of the cross that we accept as women in any business we’re in. We’re held to a different standard. We’re investigated very differently. I don’t picture anyone stops to be considered how difficult it is to be competitive in this space. I’m one of the few Black women who own a physical production corporation. That in itself is an accomplishment I don’t thoughts many parties stop to approval and understand that it isn’t easy. And the whole idea that there’s something wrong with what we do by showcasing the lives of the women in this culture for me is something I’ll defend every single day because I definitely sounds like we should have the opportunity to tell all the stories, right? And hip-hop and the story of women in hip-hop is one set of narrations of Black women and that story has as much of a reason to be told as any of the other legends that should, and will, and are being told. But yes, I emphatically think there’s a different standard. It’s hard-bitten sometimes to listen to the things that people who don’t know me are saying, but for the most part, I have to be clear about what my objectives are. I have to be clear about who I am and not grant those things to amuse me.
She’s definitely articulate a lot of anticipated into this. Do you agree that the double standard isn’t fair? Or do you think Mona still needs to own her capacity in the negative side of actuality tv?
UNCENSORED breaths Sunday’s at 10 pm ET/ 9c on TV One. Will you be watching?
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