How Reality Shows Can Be Offensive and Entertaining
While some reality shows can be offensive, I am somewhat entertained by other reality shows. Reality TV usually consists of people making complete fools of themselves or just trying to get their “15 minutes of fame.” Although, some people, like Jon Gosselin and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have become quite famous this way. There are some that center on celebrities and others that follow everyday people. I think the reality shows that star actual celebrities, like Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars, are offensive because the celebrities on these shows already have money and they go on the shows and get paid for their time. Celebrity Fit Club, in my opinion, is the most offensive, because many of the stars, throughout the multiple seasons of the show, do not need to lose the wait they claim to need to lose. I feel that the people that watch CFC, and look up to these stars, will feel like they are overweight too and thus, unhealthy eating habit develop (i.e. bulimia and anorexia). Also, a lot of the celebrities I have seen on there, refuses to do some, or all, of the exercises and competions. They should lead an example and show initiative and self-motivation. Kate Plus 8, formerly called Jon and Kate Plus 8, was one of the worse shows they could ever make. It seems like TLC, the station that produces the show, is only interested in exploiting the Gosselin children and treating them as commodities. They claim already to have seen signs of adverse effects and resentment among the children at the constant cameras zooming in on their every move. Every birthday party or outing for the children is organized by a production company with their eyes on the highest ratings. Kate, it seems, is only interested in her newfound fame, and not so much as in her children. Then their divorce caught a lot of media attention and the children were affected by it the most. I had happened to watch the first...
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