Okay, okay... I cry Uncle. This "Are You HOT?" reality show has FINALLY scraped the bottom of the barrel. I'm ashamed that a genre so trashy has finally reached this low.
Yeah, to a lot of people, it's just good fun... but too many kids, teenagers... hell, even ADULTS (and probably far too many of us) have based our worth on how others perceive our physical appearance. It's the same concept as that damned "Rate a Person" crap on AOL IM, based on "how hot" you think they are by their pic.
I'm also ashamed of the idea for the "New Beverly Hillbillies" concept for a reality show by CBS (not taped or aired yet). The concept is to find a large family from Appalachia (I've heard Eastern KY) living in poverty, placing them in Beverly Hills for a specific amount of time with millions at their disposal... then bring them back to the harsh reality they live in. PLEASE!!! I live in this area, and all hillbilly jokes aside, these people often live lives of desperation and hardship of all types. Would CBS air a similar show on a Native American reservation, encouraging the stereotype of alcoholic Native Americans who have nothing better to do? No... of course not. Nor should they. Appalling!
And, on a side note, I was with a friend's little girl (age ten) today, and we were watching TV when a commercial came on for that new reality show coming up called "I'm a Celebrity! Get Me Outta Here!" featuring Melissa Rivers (Joan's daughter) and Robin Leach (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, for those of you who were able to forget such crap from the 80's!). She said, "They're celebrities? Who the heck are they?!?" LOL!!!!
If it were TRULY reality, maybe it should be called, "I'm Washed Up and Need a Paycheck!!!!"
*steps off the * :)