The Hip Hop Enquirer recently caught up with former Sorority Sisters reality star and celebrity fashion stylist, Adrene Ashford, to ask her about life after the show, if she has any regrets from participating in the show, and her suspension from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Sorority Sisters was an Atlanta-based reality show that caused widespread protest among black sororities. After a short trailer of Sorority Sisters was revealed there was immediate backlash coming from the members of the Greek and non-Greek communities protesting the airing of the show because the show focused on people representing Greek organizations, and their behavior may not accurately represent their organization’s mission. The continued to air amassing 1.3 million viewers.
The show was ultimately canceled after weeks of protest. There was a petition with more than 78,000 signatures calling for VH1 to cancel the show. There was also a viral social media campaign using the hashtag, #boycottsororitysisters, that caused at least 50 companies, including Honda, McDonald’s and the NBA, to pull their advertising from the program.
Ashford and four other members of Delta Sigma Theta who were participants of the show have since been expelled permanently from the sorority. April McRae and Joy Hammond, members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., have been suspended from the sorority for 18 months.
“I personally would have taken more responsibility in understanding the guidelines of the show and having the caption of my sorority attached to me. I was on the show to represent myself and I happened to be a Delta, however I never wanted to come across as I’m the representative of my sorority so I definitely would have made some changes there,” said Ashford.
There are currently talks with the star about possibly taking on a role with The Style Reporter as their Atlanta Fashion correspondent as well as other television opportunities.
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