While channel surfing today I came across ABC’s “Are You Hot?”.
I can only describe it as being sick and twisted. I watched in curiosity of how much worse it could get for about a quarter hour before I turned it off.
Leaving aside my thoughts on reality TV (not a great theory), just looking at the theory behind the show is kinda sick in itself.
You get together a bunch of unrealistically attractive people for the youth of our culture to drool over (might I add that a couple of the finalist contestants obviously have eating disorders and arms about 2 to 3 inches in diameter), you put them in front of judges and slaughter them American Idol style. The people who are torn apart and told they are “too fat” are only a little less underweight then the other people in the show.
Our media has sunk to a new low… I hope they realize that ad revenue is a little less important than the eating disorders they’ll be causing down the road for so many people who are viewing this show.
Fuck reality tv; these people arn’t reality, they’re mostly plastic.