“I think it's very dangerous, the idea of celebrity you have to be constantly controversial to maintain the status of celebrity. Reality TV is the death of entertainment it's just mindless TV but popular because of its voyeuristic nature, and people are very voyeuristic” (David Suchect). Reality Television is taking away from teenage girls innocence all around America. Reality tv has both negative and positive influences on young people. However, it has become the most popular television genre that people watch today. Consequently, Reality TV has become an epidemic and it is causing young women to start acting out in inappropriate ways because television makes it seem socially acceptable. Just because reality tv is fun to watch it can
still hurt people.
Despite reality tv’s popularity, it is still causing lots of negative effects especially on young girls. In 2000 there were only 4 reality tv shows and in 2010 there were 320. ( Reality TV by the Numbers). So that is basically saying that a lot of people like reality tv. Now in 2015, reality tv is even more popular. People are watching reality tv shows now more than ever before and the increase in influencing young people is even higher. For example a little girl once said
Thanks to "The Bachelorette," little girls grow up seeing that if they can't find a husband on their own, they can just go on TV and make out with 25 different hot guys to magically find their Prince Charmings We think that little boys should be out riding their bikes, finding treasures in the gutter, and daydreaming about they're cute little crush at school. They should not be glued to the TV watching Flavor Flav hook up with the most classless, scantily clad, catfighting women we've ever seen”(
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent
). I selected this quote because
Even though reality tv can have negative influences it also has positive influences as ...
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