Wednesday, February 23, 2005

(Light) Torture on TV.

Reality TV show recreates Camp X-Ray
Volunteers on a reality TV show have been subjected to sexual humiliation and physical cruelty in a copy of the Guantanamo Bay military camp.
In the immortal words of "Weird Al" Yankovic:
Network execs with naked ambitions
"Next week on FOX, watch lions eat Christians"
(From "Couch Potato" on Poodle Hat)

I've been thinking for a while that I'm tired of seeing people exploited by "reality" television shows. There are folks enduring terrible situations for our entertainment, and in return they get to "be on TV." Now there are people literally agreeing to be tortured for fleeting fame.
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