*As we reported earlier, Change.org has recently launched an online petition to remove the show “Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta” from the airwaves.

It’s the second protest of its kind with one against “Basketball Wives” garnering some success with advertisers pulling their ads from the show.

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Recently, Essence writer Demetria Lucas wrote a piece about the show which she tried to refrain from but couldn’t.

Here’s an excerpt:

I said to myself, “ Self…” (because that’s where I start all my internal dialogues) — “Self, you will not write about Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” I knew I was lying, because I’d already told myself I wasn’t going to watch it. I ignored the pleas from top-notch marketing machine Vh1 — say what you want about the programming, but they know how to spread the word about a show. I intentionally stayed out of my house when the show came on, and I stayed off Twitter during the initial airing. I tried and I failed.

Read more at Essence.