Mariah Huq, EP & Creator of ‘Married To Medicine,’ Says White Counterparts Get Treated Better: I’m The 1st African American Woman To Create A Franchise At Bravo, Why Am I Being Treated Different?

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Mariah Huq, Executive Producer & Creator of ‘Married To Medicine,’ Says White Counterparts Get Treated Better: I Still Haven’t Seen My Paperwork For Season 8!

Mariah Huq is calling out Bravo TV network executives for allegedly treating her differently because of her race, which happens to be African-American.

She is the creator and also the executive producer for the network’s popular reality show, Married to Medicine. The show has been on for seven seasons and according to Mariah Huq, she still has not received any paperwork for the upcoming eighth season of the series.

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In April, she shared on social media that she had not received her contract for the show’s upcoming season. Mariah Huq did take a brief hiatus from the show during its third season, but returned for the fourth. Nevertheless, it appears that Mariah was a little surprised about the fact that there was still nothing in her mailbox about the new season.

Now, she’s expressing her frustration telling Atlanta Black Star:
I’m the first African-American woman to create a franchise at Bravo. I’m one of three people. It’s me, it’s Lisa Vanderpump that created Vanderpump Rules, and Whitney Sudler that did ‘Southern Charm.’ They’re still with their franchises. They’re still a part of [them]. Why would I not be?
No official word has come from Bravo as of yet regarding Mariah‘s contract. We do know that due to the coronavirus pandemic, productions have been halted. She says that she usually is the last one to know about things going on with the show but she hopes “that changes real soon.” However, Mariah seems to feel there may be something else at work regarding her treatment: her race. She says:

I wouldn’t even be questioned why as an African-American creator and executive producer am I not at the table when decisions about the show that I created are being made. That’s the bigger question. We talk about justice and equality for all; why am I being treated differently than some of my white counterparts? So, that’s the first question.

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Authored by: Sincerely Liz