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Sunday, 21 September 2014

I Blame MTV

Call me judgemental but I am of the firm belief that if you want to be famous you should either be talented, hard working or incredibly good looking; the later of the three obviously being the least important. But these days with the rise of reality shows, people seem to be losing their inhibitions for their desire to be famous. People just want to be talked about; it doesn't matter if what's being said is good or bad or even true; they just want to be in the limelight for something. Anything!

I used to love watching MTV when I was younger; it was as the name stated a music channel. It was dedicated completely to music and to the musicians and as a music lover, MTV could do no wrong in my eyes. Let's fast-forward to the 2000s, MTV along with some other channels have realised that there is a fast buck to be made in people wanting to be famous just for the sake of being famous. Sure, MTV is definitely not solely responsible for this; but since it is such a big brand I do think it is definitely a catalyst in the breakdown of culture.

MTV now has an abundance of shows which inadvertently promote teen pregnancies, bratty behaviour, promiscuity, drinking and unsafe sex to name just a few. Shows such as Sixteen and Pregnant, its spinoff Teen Mom, My Super Sweet Sixteen, Jersey Shore, Geordie Shore and The Valleys all show life as being super easy; all you need to do is cause some sort of drama and you're sorted! God forbid you would want to keep some sort of dignity when on tv!

I have always thought that famous people should be people you could look up to, people you aspire to be like. People whose style you want to copy and who just seem so put together. Not going to name any names here but from the shows I've already listed there is not a single person that I can respect or look up to and admire or even think that they deserve to be famous.

I am in no way claiming to be an angel and state that I've never made a mistake in my life. We all have. But I do not own the same degree of influence as MTV or other tv channels who broadcast such reality shows and to quote Francois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) 'with great power comes great responsibility'.....


  1. I completely agree with you on this!

    1. Unfortunately I don't see things changing anytime soon.... :( x