Since the week of its premiere on Lifetime, Vivica Fox’s reality male stripper competition – ‘Black Magic’ – has been engrossed in controversy.
As if the hooplah around its subject matter alone didn’t ruffle enough feathers, the actress’s stinging declination to gays when asked if the show’s performer would perform “for them as well” landed her in hot water. In fact, not only did she experience an unfortunate dragging on Twitter, but the show’s producer – Jean Claude Lamarre – condemned her comments and immediately distanced himself from her. The ruckus encouraged her to lend an official apology via Instagram:
Interestingly, despite all the drama that’s been pit against the show since the week of it’s arrival, its ratings are still hanging tough. See what we mean inside:
As we reported last week, ‘Vivica’s Black Magic’ debuted to a modest 765,000 viewers. This week the series’ ratings did decline, but not severely.
Total Viewership = 656,000
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Given all the damage the show’s experienced over the past week it’ll be not only interesting to see how this week fares but also how the network would feel about renewing the show for a season 2.