Neighbors and Friends deleted from YouTube after Madison Social tweets statement
‘The new ‘reality’ episodes that are being produced are not everyone’s reality’
UPDATE: The series has been re-uploaded to YouTube.
Early Tuesday morning, a Tallahassee bar tweeted a statement regarding a new reality TV show based on a tight knit group of Florida State University students. After Madison Social posted the establishment's less than complimentary thoughts on "Neighbors and Friends," the reality TV show was deleted from YouTube.
Our feelings on the disgrace going around the internet with our school, brands, customers, employees, and home involved. pic.twitter.com/3AwfAVM2uv
— Madison Social (@MadisonSocial) December 12, 2017
While Madison Social did not specifically namedrop "Neighbors & Friends," it's clear that was the production in question.
"The new 'reality' episodes that are being produced are not everyone's reality and a poor representation of FSU's true culture," the statement said.
I’m not gonna say you run Tallahassee, but the videos were just taken down. Thank you for bringing it up, and starting a conversation about what FSU is really about!
— Kristin Gousse (@KristinGousse) December 12, 2017
"We are all about a fun environment and people can get a little rowdy, but the way they speak about women and treat people is unacceptable and not any part of the FSU I love," said Matt Thompson, Managing Partner of For The Table hospitality, the company that owns Madison Social.
Producer Yofray Ray's project "Neighbors & Friends" lasted two weeks before it was removed from the Internet. Before the first episode aired, many speculated how the "Olos" — the nickname the ex-reality TV stars affectionally called themselves—would be received.
The olo gang really had to give fsu one more L
— jess v (@vessicajuong) December 5, 2017
The Olos describe themselves as "the most lit group of friends you're gonna find under one roof," but definitely not Madison Social's roof.