The year 2009 saw some parents trying to make a name for themselves at the expense of their children. All of a sudden, it was okay to let everybody watch the everyday happenings in one’s home including the bad side for reality’s sake. Gone were the days when you let the public see your good side only. Today, its anything goes as long as it catches the audience’s attention.
There have been a number of parents who have tried to hog the limelight before but none as daring as the reality TV parents of the recent years. The formula is more or less the same. Start with a sensational story line like having octuplets or having an extraordinary event in a family like claiming that a son was trapped in a homemade balloon. Have the story dragged to its fullest and presto! TV deals and unlimited publicity opportunities.
It is not so much of the desire to be famous of these parents but in wanting to do it even to the detriment of their children. Maybe they knew people wouldn’t be interested at all if the only ones to see were them. The viewing public was as much to blame for patronizing shows that are evidently using the children to rake in the ratings.
The success of reality shows made it clear just how naturally curious people are with the affairs of others. Probably it offers assurances that life is not that bad when people see others in worse situations or maybe it serves as an inspiration that ordinary people can have their 15 minutes of fame and get away with it.
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