Modern times have seen society’s love of freak shows die; it is not politically correct nor polite to call a person a freak, and quite rightly so. However, freak shows may have left popular culture in the traditional sense but have we really given up our love for cruel human entertainment?
Shows such as The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Big Brother and numerous ‘documentaries’ about other people’s livesare they not our modern day equivalent of a circus sideshow?
The shows parade people around, making them a spectacle for the world to see. These people are broadcast for our entertainment while we sit and stare at the box, laughing and crying at their expense. With some we vote off contestants like cattle for slaughter and others we gawk at their lives like they're fish in a bowl.
Still, however tragic reality shows are we still rely on them for our weekly entertainment. We also rely on them for our fame; something of which has become worthless in the 21st century. Reality TV is the supermarket for our 15 minutes of fame. There is a Reality show to meet the needs of everyone these days: singers, dancers, models, fashion designers, performers, pregnant teens, naughty children, naughty dogs, rich people, poor people and mostly very strange people.
Basically, as long as you are a human being there is a reality show to suit your needs(if you are not a human, there is probably a reality show for you too).
Humans believe we have evolved and become a kinder, more tolerable species. This will never be correct as the human race will always find amusement in the lives of others.
ARTICLE BY: ERNIE