Two members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. that appear on the controversial VH1 reality show Sorority Sisters have been suspended. According to the sorority’s website, April McRae and Rwanda “Joy” Hammond were suspended on December 26, 2014.
No official reason for the suspension of the two members has been given by Alpha Kappa Alpha, though many assume it’s because of their behavior on the show. In an interview with The Root, McRae said officials from the national offices reached out to her and expressed their views on her involvement with the show:
“The regional director for my area reached out—They were under the impression that the first petition had silenced the show,” April told The Root. “I did receive a letter about the show and how they felt about my participation. My lawyer is involved now, so I’d rather not discuss that.”
The show recently has faced a lot of heat from members of the black greek community due to the rowdy behavior of their members while at the same time representing their respective greek organization. Petitions and boycotts have been taking over social media ever since the show’s premiere, and recently the members of the show held a dialogue trying to clarify and speak their piece about their involvement with the show.
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