Charm School: Racial Tensions Replace Drunk-Stripper Insults

VH1’s new season of Charm School premiered last week, this time featuring cast members from Real Chance of Love and Rock of Love Bus. Unfortunately, there is an undeniable racial divide, evident on tonight’s episode.

The women on the show – the contestants or new host Ricki Lake – aren’t saying (or aren’t shown saying) that there is a black vs. white thing going on, but it really doesn’t matter because the fighting is like a Matryoshka doll, where there is always something else nested within (e.g. drinkers vs. light drinkers, weaves vs. bad weaves, loud vs. quiet). While it’s not exactly the light-hearted “fun” that Charm School had been in its previous two seasons — when stupid insults were thrown around while someone was being filmed sitting on the toilet and someone else was being filmed puking while her friends held her hair back — it’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds.

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