Essay on Why Reality Shows Can Be Entertaining and Offensive

841 Words Apr 15th, 2011 4 Pages
How Reality Shows Can Be Offensive and Entertaining
While some reality shows can be offensive, I am somewhat entertained by other reality shows. Reality TV usually consists of people making complete fools of themselves or just trying to get their “15 minutes of fame.” Although, some people, like Jon Gosselin and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have become quite famous this way. There are some that center on celebrities and others that follow everyday people.
I think the reality shows that star actual celebrities, like Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars, are offensive because the celebrities on these shows already have money and they go on the shows and get paid for their time. Celebrity Fit Club, in my opinion, is the most
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Each woman must complete a plastic surgery wish list and complete wedding-themed challenges in order to win the surgery of her choice. The winner of the week's challenge gets one plastic surgery procedure from her wish list. The winner of the competition will get a wedding of her dreams and multiple plastic surgeries from her wish list. It's a vicious cycle which combines shaming women about their bodies only to shame them again as public spectacle when they try to attain a perfect body for a perfect wedding. While the audience is most certainly mocking these women, the show is also reinforcing the idea that women should surgically alter their bodies. As the surgeon told one woman on the show, "You have perfect breasts ... for doing a breast augmentation." There were several of the women that had liposuction of their list, and they were already skinny. On the other hand, there are many reality shows that are entertaining and somethings helpful. One of my favorite shows is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They help people, that are really in need, repair and/or remodel their homes, including making it more accessible for certain family members. One episode I watched, the builders put a special filtration system in for a woman that had been living away from home due to a disease in her lungs. They also helped rebuild many homes, and even a church, that were destroyed from Hurricane Katrina. This show is very

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