Viacom and DirecTV Beef and Shade Each Other on Twitter

[ 18 ] July 15, 2012 |

The other day, I wrote “5 Things I’m Not Here For” and one of those is the beef that Viacom and DirecTV are having. DirecTV dropped all of Viacom’s channels before midnight on Monday, because they haven’t renegotiated their contract. Apparently, the two companies can’t agree on terms so DirecTV yanked all 26 Viacom channels, which includes MTV, BET, VH1, and Nickelodeon. Basically, they snatched my TV-watching from up under me. These channels (the first 3 anyway) showcase most of the ratchetness on television, so without them, I’m left with little foolishment. Since Monday, I’ve watched nothing but HGTv and Food Network. Don’t get me wrong, I love “House Hunters” and “Cupcake Wars” as much as the next person but I AM READY FOR FOOLERY.

Allow me to quote myself:

“I’ont gibbadamb who pulled whose ponytail or who stole the other person’s lunch. I need them to WORK THIS OUT! Innocent people are suffering from lack of foolery at the hands of VIACOM and DirecTV’s pettiness with this whole bill disagreement. WHY MUST WE SUFFER??? They can’t take away all my ratchet channels like this. Like for real. I can’t watch Snooki’s munchkin life, I can’t hate on BET for no reason and VH1′s ratchetness gives me the tea for my fever. I need them to figure this out and fix it ASAPtually because I’m not here for this.”

Anywho, I tweeted about how these companies are playing bald-headed games with my money and emotions. As EBONY.com’s ratchetness connoisseur, I must fulfill my duties and watch “Love and Hip Hop ATL” tomorrow night but without VH1, I can’t do that. So DirecTV replied to my tweet talmbout:

DirecTV Tweet to Luvvie

LOL they were like “we can explain.” I appreciated it. And then I checked Viacom timeline and got my LIFE! They were being soooo shadeful to DirecTV. Turns out that both companies have been tweeting shade about/to each other and I cackled. I’ont have nothing else to watch so I watched the beef between the companies.

And I made a Storify about it.


Every tweet in here that isn’t from Viacom or DirecTV was RTed by one of their accounts as their “more people” I guess. But LMAO at the #DirecTVHasMyBack hashtag, which Viacom shaded to pieces. The person tweeting for Viacom doesn’t give HALF of a damb. I kinda love it.

But yeah. Whose side are you on? You #TeamViacom or #TeamDirecTV or #TeamSOMEBODYFIXTHIS?

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  1. Lashuntrice (@mrsstarstatus) says:

    Hahaha,currently I’m team Xfinity, but all those tweets are hilarious.

  2. Jay says:

    Xfinity whoop whoop. Then some of the ratchet I can still get on demand!

  3. Snake Eyes says:

    This is crazy….all these billion dollar companies continuously try to milk every dollar they can out of hard working people…..smh

  4. Kelz says:

    I knew it was going to get sloppy because I checked out DirecTV’s website, and they had nothing but some Viacom shade on there. I was like, well if this isn’t some school yard bull sh*t I don’t know what is. I honestly am Team whoever keeps my bill low and gives me the same channels. Too much?

  5. I never thought I’d be happy to have Comcast. They’re so overpriced they can’t get into a price war #womp

  6. Shanee says:

    Look! I’m ready to let the choppa spray. NOBODY has my back if I don’t have any of the channels that I’ve already paid for

  7. Shaleen says:

    Viacom is shady has hell!!!

  8. Monique says:

    I’m team Viacom,my mother has Directv,and they forever on some raising prices ish,and they really did increase the prices in January,if they dont pay they bills,can they keep expecting to get it for free,you gotta think.I have Cox,im still enjoying my channels,so Viacom still got customer base regardless,meanwhile,Directv losing customers left ad right,especially with AT&T U-Verse on the market,you need to pay fair to keep ya customer base,in this day and age,they dont need you,but you do need them,all these “teamdirectv are only gonna speak that for so long before the get tired and bow out.Next month going to be a whole different story.

  9. Ms. Williams says:

    #TeamDirecTV Comcast is overpriced, XFinity got stuff I don’t even need, and everything else has a conditional bundle pack. Tired of it. Meanwhile, I’m online watching stuff that Viacom wanna play with and take a way. Mooooving on.

  10. Milaxx says:

    Team Xfinity here. I guess this is the sign of things to come. Dish Tv & AMC had a similar beef on a much smaller scale. I guess if you aren’t Breaking Bad fan you missed it. Still I crack up every time AMC’s announcer says “Available on cable and satellite EXCEPT for DISH tv.” With much emphasis and shade on the words DISH tv

  11. Zandria says:

    I no longer have either TV or cable, so I couldn’t care less, but the shade from Viacom is priceless! I hollered at the make up sex tweet. I think it’s all overpriced bullshit, really. *shrug*

  12. Marsha S. Haneiph says:

    I’m on #TeamSOMEBODYFIXTHIS and solemnly swear that if they mess with my Sport package, I’m going to be the one snatching wigs and pulling pony tails. Seriously.

  13. emti says:

    I’m in Canada so I don’t really get it but I’m on team whoever will give luvvie back her LAHHATL because I need her commentary on foolery in my life

  14. stacey says:

    Thankful the have sprout good thing i recorded a lot of show my son would have freaked out if he could not see the wigglys or barney cailou anyway that’s a relief but, now what about my Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Ill die if i cant see if tonight so now i have to go to the in laws and pretend i like them because the have Charter

  15. MissMe313 says:

    #TeamUverse!!!! Never thought I would say that, Viacom is so SHADY!!!!! Lmao but I used to have DirecTV, they STAYED on some bs…

  16. mybobistodiefor says:

    i bet comcast sitting back laughing at this situation and ready to snap up the business of people who jump ship!

  17. Drea says:

    Team Xfinity. I never liked Directv and with what’s going on now, I would really hate them. I would be on team moving over to Xfinity!

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