I saw a clip of the “reality show” called Jersey Shore recently. This popular show is about a group of obnoxious teens, stumbling around being drunk and arrogant for the camera.
The clip was run on a morning news show as though it was really good watching from the night before. There was no poignant discussion about Snookie, the “star girl’s” general drug-n-drunk manner; or that it’s on prime time TV for all our kids to see, it was almost like that didn’t exist, but instead the girl is revered for her behavior. (And paid like a star for it too).
Then I saw a clip shortly after of a few cameramen hounding Lindsey Lohan, recently released from her stint in re-hab. The discussion fell nothing short of judgment, complete with suggestions of further punishment, ideas on how she should fix her life… and a round-table go at what exactly is “wrong with that girl”.
Wasn’t she drunk and doing drugs? How come she doesn’t get paid for that?
Am I getting something crossed here? According to the current news / social / comment crowd, girls can’t really party and do drugs… they can only do that on reality TV? And when they do it really well on reality TV.. there are commercials for it.. but if they do it in reality they get busted, drawn, quartered and then dissected socially.
In REALITY, we’ve made a really sick habit of sniffing real girls asses with cameras and publicly judging them on the smell, yet I don’t think anyone would fare well if their life involved 24/7 video intrusion.
I’m not sure who Brittany’s handlers were at the time, but I would have dealt with that one very differently. It’s not okay to shove a camera up a girls skirt and then run it without her permission. Porn sites have been busted for that shit.
But the point is the same.
We’ve been spitting on girls in reality for having the same good time… that we pay girls in reality TV shows to have.
So what are the girls watching TV supposed to think? Is that confusing or what.