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- February 29, 2012 by larousse
- My Opinion of Reality TV
Reality television is not really...real. Some of it is so obviously scripted; how fucking COINCIDENTAL are some situations really? And to have something so scandalous happen in every episode? PLEASE.
I am guilty of watching reality TV shows though, my favourite is Toddlers and Tiaras. It's actually really painful to see these batshit crazy moms force their own childhood dreams on their 3 or 4-year-olds and make them to (imo) unecessary "beautifying" measures like tanning, waxing, flippers and excessive amounts of gaudy makeup. Despite all this, I am like, morbidly curious as to who will win the Grand Supreme in each episode and if all the shit the moms put their little girls through was worth it.
I also really enjoy all the weird kids that say the craziest things, like McKenzie and Taralynn and not forgetting that Honey Boo Boo girl. The moms just rub me the wrong way though. They all have this plasticky sheen in their eyes as if their life was a pagaent show and treat their little girls as their commodities. It's especially degrading if the girls are specifically saying they don't want to do it but the moms are manipulating them into performing or into these beautifying rituals... ah well.