'Love & Hip Hop: New York': Yandy takes up the cause of prison reform and fans laud her activism

'Love & Hip Hop: New York': Yandy takes up the cause of prison reform and fans laud her activism
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After watching the latest episode of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', fans couldn't stop praising Yandy Smith-Harris for her prison-reform activism. Over the past few episodes, we have seen the reality star being vocal about the atrocities an inmate goes through while in prison, and how they are deprived of even the basic needs such as clean water and food while in prison.
Yandy really got into the cause after watching her husband Mendeecees Harris suffer in prison. Mendeecees has been in prison on drug-related charges. She witnessed first hand the inhumane conditions the prisoners are made to reside in. On the latest episode, we saw her take part in rallies and fly down to Mississippi after coming across information that the conditions in prisons there are awful.
She spoke strongly and passionately about how prisoners deserve to be treated with respect and their basic needs be met. Fans were impressed after watching this side of her.

A fan tweeted, "I applaud yandy for her activism. She does great work for people who don't have a voice. Cuz that jail definitely deserved to close. #LHHNY."


Another fan wrote, "OK, Yandy I'm here for the prison reform storyline. This is a necessary conversation and a great way to use your platform! #LHHNY.”

“I Commend Yandy For Her Effort💯💯 #LHHNY,” echoed another fan. "Dr.Martin Luther Yandy is out here fighting and I love it TO FRRRRREEEEDDDDOOOMMM #LHHNY,” commented a fan.


Few fans, however, felt that her prison reform activism might just be for the storyline but appreciated that at least the conversation about it has begun.

A fan pointed out, "Definitely a new level of Respect for Yandy. They peg her to be doing it for all the wrong reasons or chasing clout. Whatever it is she doing that's how you do it sis. Go Head Yan. Salute. Take care of your people! @yandysmith #LHHNY."  


"Say what you want about Yandy’s motive towards prison reform, but it needs to be said.  #lhh #LHHNY," said another fan. Another fan shared, "Proud of Yandy for using her platform for the basic rights of prisoners. Bc they’re locked up, doesn’t mean they have to live in filth & in inhumane conditions. #LHHNY."
You can catch new episodes of 'Love & Hip Hop New York' Season 10 every Monday at 8 pm only on VH1.

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