Strange Love - Controversy

Controversy

North Carolina's Reverend Paul Scott labeled Flav's performance "a coon act on a modern-day minstrel show."

Flav's friend and fellow Public Enemy member Chuck D accused VH1 of "Flavsploitation" in a journal entry regarding the March 27 episode which showed a tense conflict between Flav, three of his children and their mother.

"Peeps will let the Bridgette thing perhaps slide, but not the wild statements and what seems like a disrespect conflict on camera with his children and their mother. Last week, it was that same part of his family who went on Wendy Williams' program and launched the worst on-air diatribe ever directed at a father by his children."

Flav responded by saying,

"I want Strange Love to be a mirror for them. I want them to see themselves, because they did disrespect me also. But that's their mother. When children grow up without both parents, there's an imbalance — and what you see on the show with my kids is an imbalance…But I love my kids."

A petition was set up in conjunction with Chuck D's criticisms in hopes of convincing VH1 to pull the show off the air, yet VH1 continued to broadcast the program for its entire run.

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