For a long time now I’ve said that the problem with reality TV is that it lowers the bar for the point of entry to celebrity and fame. My problem now isn’t just that the bar is low, it’s that it’s SO low that the people in a good percentage of reality TV are actually even worse, less talented and dumber than the average person. So much reality TV people now watch because they know that they’re better than those people, but you can be sure that there are some people out there who are realizing that being a trashier, more vapid person is the pathway to fame and celebrity.
I can’t imagine what it’s like being an educator nowadays trying to encourage people to get a good education and go to a good college when there are a lot of people out there looking at the trashiest of the trashy on reality TV becoming rich from endorsements, TV appearances and whatnot. Wrong lesson? Yep I think so.