Reality Tv

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Reality Tv

By | Jan. 2013
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21st Century Essay

MTV, VH1, Bravo, and E all have one thing in common, reality shows. It’s everywhere and we can’t get enough. Teens are glued! Walking in the hallways, one might over hear a group of guys saying, “Last nights episode of Jersey shore was so fire. Angelina might ever come back to the house.” While some say reality TV is just for fun for the millennial generation, it is really a disgrace to our standards and morals. I will prove this because reality TV shows what life is “like” for celebrities’, shows how Americans think bigger is better, and it shows obesity in our country.

Reality TV shows what life is “like” for some celebrities. By watching these shows, people want to be more like those stars and might even apply those actions to their everyday life. To begin, Wikipedia states the following about the popular reality show The Real World, “The series was hailed in its early years for depicting issues of contemporary young-adulthood relevant to its core audience, such as sexuality, prejudice and substance abuse, but later garnered a reputation as a showcase for immature and irresponsible behavior” (wikipeida.org). I think the title of that show is funny because having it being called The Real World, is saying they want to show that the actions that the people do on that show is “real” when the fact of the matter is way false. In addition, Jersey Shore is another bad example of reality TV. On the Shore, there are eight so-called “guidos”, Italian people, in a house over the summer. A typical day at the shore sounds like this: wake up from a hangover at about one in the afternoon, go to work at the t-shirt shop till about four or five, go home and eat dinner with the “family” (other seven people), maybe some drama or arguments before after or during dinner, shower and get ready to go out to the clubs, and then finally get home at about four in the morning. Sounds like a blast in a glass? Well, some of these “guidos” aren’t really...