Yung Berg beats up his girlfriend Masika and, rightfully, gets fired from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.” Joseline Hernandez, star of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta destroys the set of a reunion show fighting pretty much everyone and gets to go out for dinner afterwards with the show’s creator. Was Yung Berg’s crime that he’s a douchebag who beats women or was it that he’s a douchebag who beats women off-camera? Or was it for beating up a woman while not also being a woman? Do physical assaults hurt less if they’re same sex or if the gender roles are reversed? Are they less dangerous and less humiliating?
Also, the main individuals who didn’t start but were the targets of Joseline’s one-woman beat down machine earlier this year, rapper Benzino and his fiancee Althea, were apparently fired from VH1, some speculate for trying to bring charges against Joseline for attacking them. So to be clear … Get arrested? That’s fine. Be (allegedly) high on drugs? Also fine. Get jumped at a reunion by Joseline? Get over it.
Yung Berg is an awful person, but so are most of the folks on the Love & Hip Hop franchise. Seriously, VH1? How do you decide who to fire and who to keep? Ratings? Hardly anyone liked Berg anyway, so it’s no real loss, but Joseline brings eyes to TV so, let the beat downs flow (as long as they’re on camera), I guess?