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Oprah to give man with 34 kids by 17 women a reality show


Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network is banking on a man who can’t stop procreating. According to Variety, OWN ordered a pilot of a reality show that will feature Jay Williams of Atlanta.

Williams first appeared on Iyanla VanZant’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life” and detailed how he fathered 34 kids by 17 women. The new reality show will follow Williams as he interacts with the 17 mothers and his attempt at being a good father.

Of course, there was extreme backlash on Twitter after the announcement was initially made. Many Twitter users questioned Winfrey’s integrity and suggested that she was exploiting Williams’ unfortunate situation.

In 2013, rapper Shawty Lo filmed a pilot for a reality show that showcased his 11 kids by 10 women. However, the show, “All My Babies’ Mamas,” was canceled due to criticism by several popular bloggers and a petition that viewed it as a poor representation of Black culture.

Williams’ show will debut on OWN in September.


  1. britishrose on March 31, 2015 at 11:23 am

    OPRAH WINFREY SWORE SHE WOULD NEVER IN DULFE IN SLOPPY TV .FOR RATINGS her and iyana vanzant dont fucking care bout nothing but money, if you look at her shows on own , they are rauchy see how she used amber rose nasty azz even . , her producers thinki reality shows is it , and they aint
    she better get some clues from lee daniels and get some dramatic real acting shows . .. OPRAH HAS GOTTON SO raunchy .. iyana always was .,
    these reality shows are trying to take over proof of how sad they are is
    RHOA , LEANN RYIMES , SHOW AND ALL OF THEM ARE PITIFUL , AND BASKETBALL WIVES GOT SHUT DOWN IT WAS SO SAD , .. just let it go and get your pocket books out and pay for quality sitcom i dont watch reality shows no more and thousand more feel the same

    • KadeemLiburd on March 31, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      She’s definitely not going to make him look crazy. Its almost like a continuation of fix my life he’s trying to rebuild the relationship with his family; they’re doing something positive

      • britishrose on April 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

        YOU sound like a misinformed fool oh yes she already has made him look like a fool you didnt see ayana tearing him down like a dogg he is .. what is there to reality about , HE DEAD BEAT END OF STORY , IF HE FUCK THAT MANY WOMEN HE IS THE MOST IRRESPONSIBLE FREAK AROUND .. . you cant change a freak making him a star gives him money and more access to desperate females who will have another kid with him to get some of the fame . let it go oprah ,, every one who got a bunch of kids dont need to be on tv .. .. showing our boys how its done

        • KadeemLiburd on April 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm

          You call it tearing him down but she is helping him see the wrongs in his actions. If he wants to change he obviously doesn’t want be a deadbeat. The goal of this isn’t to make him famous everyone obviously is interested in his story they want to see him reconnect with his family and see him do well. You can look at it in a negative way if you want

  2. britishrose on March 31, 2015 at 11:26 am

    if they put this show up about this PENIS SWINGING NASTY NIG…GA they will be bought to their knees there is nothing interesting or amusing about a THOT .. DUDE .. sticking 18 women with 37 children .then leaving aint no way a man can take care of that many kids and i quest oprah gonna give him a job so he can live lavish and stil not pay for his kids trust me he is not gonna bapy for those kids . he will be famous and still not support his kids OPRAH IS DISCUSTING

    • Cee jay on March 31, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      The only way I would like to see him have this show is if the proceeds be put in a scholarship fund for the education of those kids.

  3. RandomGuy on March 31, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The guy was in about 8 episodes of Iyanla: Fix My Life. What’s the difference now? Heck, he was the entire LAST SEASON.

  4. Public_Programming on March 31, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Let’s see if the black greeks protest this sh**.. FOH

    • RandomGuy on March 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      why would they? Is the show about a Black Frat or Sorority?

      • Public_Programming on March 31, 2015 at 3:27 pm

        Does it matter randome nut? If your goal is to be of service to your people (like they claim) then they should be willing to combat all the foolishness. That’s why nobody outside of their circle respects them..

        • RandomGuy on March 31, 2015 at 3:33 pm

          Yea, it does. They strum up all the controversy and effort because that show was putting black greeks in a bad light…so the black greeks spoke out against them and eventually got it cancelled.

          By your logic all people should be protesting. Why are you standing around waiting for someone else to do it?

          • Public_Programming on March 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

            I am protesting, by not watching it. Black Greeks are already in a bad light. And the fact that you have no problem describing them like they are some elite task force separate from the black community saids a lot..

          • RandomGuy on March 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm

            umm. You described them as an elite task force within the black community. I could care less about them. I’m not waiting around for them to come in and do anything. That’s their problem. I see blacks protest with me all the time. I don’t care what frat or sorority they’re in. That just seems like a recruiting ploy. I’d rather their members show up them they make some big whoopla about it.

  5. Rudwaan on March 31, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    this is what I mean by Black women ‘inadvertently’ empowering Black men, he did not give birth to those children, and don’t tell me that woman # 2,3,4,5,6,.7… didn’t know about the others…now comes Oprah, so now why shouldn’t other men follow suit, it’s a road to fame and fortune, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? is he that well-off financially, emotionally, spiritually, physically that he can give the necessary support to ALL of those children and women?? BLACK WOMEN ‘INADVERTENTLY’ EMPOWER BLACK MEN AND THEIR BULLSHIT..,. which is leading to Black people walking backwards into enslavement…

    • RandomGuy on March 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      “so now why shouldn’t other men follow suit, it’s a road to fame and fortune,”

      They’re already following suit. (the stats are crazy) If people would WATCH the show, it would deter men from doing the same.

      • Guest on March 31, 2015 at 3:17 pm

        DISGUSTING…reward bad behavior! Hopefully it will be denounced as was the other show about a man with 9/10 baby mama’s. We pay cable to watch trash TV.

        • RandomGuy on March 31, 2015 at 3:31 pm

          you DO realize that with all those kids that the reward is going to those kids.

          That other show was a money-grab by the baby-mommas to support their lifestyles. This is O and is going for the benefit of this family. If you’ve seen any of the shows that have been done already on this man. It’s along the same lines. It’s just compelling because of the nature of his relationship with all of his children and their mothers and their respective lives. I think a son of his is going down the same road. Then there’s another son that actually has his ish together and is trying to distance himself from his father. It’s good stuff.

    • Public_Programming on March 31, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      You talk as if the black man has no brain and cannot think for himself. Yet he’s “grown” enough to reproduce.. He is just as much to blame as the women he chose to lie down with. If Black folks had a community atmosphere where kids were cared and provided for by other adults (not just their parents) this wouldn’t be an issue. A man who knows he has no type of job or skills to provide has no business running up in every chick he meets without protection. Period..

  6. arthinwa on March 31, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    DISGUSTING…reward bad behavior, that’s genius! Hopefully this show won’t get big ratings as did the show about a man with 9/10 baby mama’s. What is interesting about seeing all the dysfunction associated with fathering numerous children by several women?

  7. keepingitreal on March 31, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Would I watch the show? Probably not but he has to provide for those children some kind of way. 37 kids, 37 kids what job can support 37 kids. The damage is done already now how can we fix it. It doesn’t have to be raunchy. If that money he will get will provide for ALL THOSE CHILDREN then I am all for it.

  8. BOOGABUTT on April 1, 2015 at 9:08 am


  9. britishrose on April 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    WHY IS EVERYONE IGNORING THE NEW LAWS .. the courst tell these women to find him get an address and they will send him a court order to do a blood test once thats done HE HAS TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT ITS OUT OF THE FEMALES HANDS . SO THAT LEAVES SOME BLACK MEN PAYING FOR KIDS THATS NOT EVEN THEIRS CASH IN HAND .. RATHER THAN FACE COURTS THAT IF YOUR OUT OF WORK THEY CONTINUE TO TOTAL YOUR FEES UP IN THE MILLIONS EVEN . .. a black man will die oweing child support .. THIS MAN OWES HUNDREDS HE CANT PAY .. . this behavior is common in our black race, black men are running around getting babies random and most just dont go back looking for the chick and black women so rachett they get pregnant and use to collect welfare they cut out welfare a few years ago leaving all of them now searching for the daddies and this man drives hom the message , that you may too have 14 or more kids out there you dont bother to know of . .. think of how much black men sex radom chicks they meet at a party never looking back . . few years ago when clubbing was heavy around the 90s black men did have a lot of one nite stands and they never look back …. now those kids this man have were born right around that time the 90s now days with there being no welfare AND THE STATES DONE START COMING FOR THESE DADS THIS MAN WAS ONE OF THEM DADS THE STATES EASILY COME UP WITH … HE MUST OF KEPT A JOB .. some black men work under the table to keep from being found and rarly rent apartments in their names . anymore .. .

  10. britishrose on April 1, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    THE STATE NO LONGER DO WELFARE , ,THEY WILL GIVE YOU SECTION 8 HOUSING AND FOOD STAMPS AND THEY EXPECT YOU TO PULL IN CANDIDATES FOR BLOOD TEST .. . THEY GOT THIS IDEA FROM THE MAURY POVICH SHOW .. FOR REAL . .. .. so black males cant run no more if she has an address on them and some stats they aint playing no more . .this older man with 37 kids had no idea the state would come after him ., he been locked up even .. now he has to pay that money .. no wonder he turn to oprah them …

  11. britishrose on April 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    HE MAY SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OFTHEM WHO GOT KIDS STROLLED AROUND AND DONT KNOW WHO THEY ARE . .. . PLANN PARENT HOOD GOT CUT OFF TOO … .. so these girls have no help so they turn to the courts .. if your getting food stamps they expect you to help find him period