Producer of Vivica A. Fox’s male stripper reality show cuts ties after her homophobic remarks
The fallout from Vivica A. Fox’s homophobic remarks made last week continues.
As you may recall, Ms. Fox caused a bit of a stir when she went on a morning radio program to promote her new reality series Black Magic. The show follows her around as she prepares to launch an all-male stripper revue in Las Vegas. During last week’s interview, Vivica was asked if gay men were allowed to attend the show, to which she replied, “Aw, hell no. Back all that up. No! NO!”
Well, it appears the ’90s-B-lister-turned-reality-TV-hack has angered the one person she really, really needs to keep happy if she wants to keep collecting her paychecks: the director and producer of the very show she was trying to promote when she went on her homophobic sidebar.
Jean-Claude LaMarre first worked with Vivica when he cast her in his 2015 male stripper comedy Chocolate City, and again in the upcoming sequel Chocolate City: Vegas. After the success of those projects, they decided to create a TV spin-off, which is how Black Magic came into fruition.
Now, Jean-Claude says he’s through with Vivica A.
“The comments were out of order, and it does not represent our attitudes toward the LGBT community,” he tells TMZ. “All are welcomed. Vivica speaks for herself not the business or the show.”
LaMarre will continue as Executive Producer on the reality show, saying he genuinely wants to see Black Magic succeed, but he’s absolutely not interested in working with Vivica anymore.
Sounds like that’s about to become a pretty awkward workplace.