Call for the resignation of Robert Johnson sign now

Because he has violated the trust of the African community again and again with programming of the lowest quality; Because he continues to exploit African-American people and particularly Black women with standarless programming; Because he has breeched even the minimal standards of decency and fair play in the cowardly dismissal of Tavis Smiley, host of "BET Tonight" at the behest of Viacom, Inc.; Because he and his executives sought to undermine BET's own public affairs programming by continually shifting "BET Tonight's time slot and run-time, effectively ensuring low ratings which could then be used as the impetus to dismiss Mr. Smiley; Because we believe that his continued presence, given his adherence to cheaply produced, poor quality programming and his shoddy oversight of BET thus far, is the main impediment to improving the tenor and content of the channel; Because we believe that his continued presence is destructive to the future of Black America's only targeted cable presence; And because we believe that only with new leadership can BET gain a fresh perspective, grow beyond its current format and regain the loyalty of its viewers by truly meeting their needs; ...we hereby call upon Viacom, Inc., and its CEO Mel Karmazin to exercise their discretion, and demand the resignation of Robert Johnson, president of Black Entertainment Television effective immediately. We, the undersigned, are respectfully:

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Latest Signatures

  • 09 April 201018. Veleka
    I refuse to support a network that ignores the concern of its viewers. The programming should be be more empowering. Don't continue to insult us with the degrading music videos.
  • 09 April 201017. Latoya
  • 06 April 201016. HARMON
  • 06 April 201015. Brenda
  • 31 March 201014. Tiffany
    I have been consistently disappointed with the programming of BET. I would like to see more than bikini videos and poorly produced movies.
  • 29 March 201013. Evelyn
    I wholeheartly agree. I will be one who will no longer watch BET. I felt it should have been a more uplifting station. Who wants to look at videos practically all day.
  • 28 March 201012. Rashaan
  • 27 March 201011. TIKIYA
    TAVIS SMILEY WAS THE BEST VOICE BET HAD TO OFFER. I THINK THE WHOLE FIRING IS A DISGRACE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS BLACK TELEVISION.
  • 27 March 201010. Pat
    I am outraged and dissappointed in Bob Johnson, his reasoning for firing Tavis Smiley is NOT reasonable! He sold BET to Viacom now let someone else run it properly!!!
  • 27 March 20109. Russell
  • 27 March 20108. Clare
    Against underhand, inhuman behaviour and cowardly racism.
  • 27 March 20107. Shawn
    I would love to watch quality "black" entertainment. So far, besides Tavis' show, there has not been much to talk about on BET. The video programs are OK but I do not feel that they are representative of where our energies should lie right now as a comm
  • 27 March 20106. Syretha
    Mr. Johnson is clearly just in this business for the money and if he were honest about that I'd have more respect for him. However, he continues to state that he is concerned about the viewers and the viewers are important to him, that he wants BET to pr
  • 27 March 20105. Tameka
    For the Good of all Blacks every where
  • 27 March 20104. Ronald
    Bob Johnson,
  • 26 March 20103. Will
    He' gotta go
  • 26 March 20102. EDUARDO
    BOYCOTT BET!!!!!!!!
  • 26 March 20101. Joy

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