Essay on Is Reality Tv Rewarding Bad Behavior?

770 Words Nov 26th, 2015 4 Pages
The culture who subscribes to this type of behavior must stop rewarding negative behavior. Tom Green (2013) state in his article “Reality TV-Rewarding Bad Behavior”, Huffpost TV” It used to be if you were 16 and pregnant you would get in trouble. Now you get a reality show. You get arrested on TV after a drunken binge and become an instant millionaire. Compromise your morals and make a sex tape and it may get you enough attention to land a lucrative fragrance deal. What kind of message does this send to young people? Why is it that television networks today feel the need to reward bad behavior? The simple answer is increased competition for ratings and money. But celebrating stupidity by mainstream media is not morally justified. We don 't have as many heroes anymore. They have been overwhelmed by the onslaught of train wrecks we allow into our brains. Society is only partly at fault. Yes, people are more interested in negative information and bad behavior. Reality TV generally has to go negative in order for it to be interesting”. In the final analysis, the reality television culture for the most part feels as though this entertainment is harmless; on the contrary, the derogatory portrayal of women highly effects real-life behavior. In an article produced by the NPR Staff, Updated August 23, 2014, entitled Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior. Reported “unfriendly behavior is good for TV ratings, but it might be bad news for you, the…

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