It doesn't seem right women competing for the affections of one man or vice versa
It doesn't seem right women competing for the affections of one man or vice versa

OPINION: Pimping out people on TV just doesn’t seem real

IS it just me or is reality television nowadays resembling televised swinging?

I had reality television overload the other night flicking between the final scenes of the latest series in the American show The Bachelor and Channel Seven's new offering Seven Year Switch.

Channel surfing is dangerous at the best of times, but I could have sworn that American bachelor Ben, was overheard promising a lovely girl by the name of Jo Jo, he was about to propose to her.

Flick channel, flick channel, flick channel.

By the time I got back to The Bachelor, Jo Jo was riding off into sunset alone in the back of a stretch limo, while Ben was down on bended knee offering a big rock to some other woman.

Quite why people sign up to these shows to be pimped out is beyond me, but these kind of antics don't add up to reality in my book.

Isn't it morally bankrupt to have a group of women basically compete for the affections of some guy before a television audience of hundreds of millions?

And what about poor, heartbroken Jo Jo? Well, apparently she is going to star in the next series of the The Bachelorette.

Don't get me started on Seven Year Switch, where couples having trouble in their relationship, have to go and live with another partner for two weeks.

I was mentally shouting at the screen "noooooooooooo" as I was watching this train wreck about to happen.



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