Well, this escalated quickly.
During a Morning Joe segment about advertisers pulling out of VH1’s new black college reality series Sorority Sisters, host Mika Brzezinski and Roland Martin came to blows.
The pair sparred over whether it’s hypocritical for Martin and others to staunchly oppose the existence of the VH1 show, which he says “denigrates” female black culture, while rallying in support of The Interview, which features a fictional assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
“Maybe it shouldn’t be on the air,” Brzezinski explained to Martin, “but how can, like, 15 minutes ago, you guys defend this movie being shown around this country with somebody being assassinated and you’re mad about a reality show?”
She added: “I don’t think you’re making a lot of sense this morning.”
Though lots of shouting and crosstalk (Joe Scarborough eventually sorta-apologized for Mika’s insistence on talking over everyone), Martin attempted to explain that the VH1 show paints a “ratchet” portrait of these black fraternities and sororities, some of which would have included the likes of Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King. “I would think when you have individuals denigrating that history and a network that wants to profit off of that, I would say absolutely [get it off the air],” he said.
Watch the full clip below, via MSNBC:
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