Within the past 2 weeks a flurry of what we certainly deem to be warranted criticis has come the way of the infamous Kim Kardashian from some very reputable people in the entertainment industry–namely from the likes of Daniel Craig, John Hamm and Jason Statham. They all took turns harshly criticizing the reality TV star as well as the the current state of reality TV. As a result of this, we have found it absolutely necessary to discuss the myriad of problems with reality television and society today.
When generation X was in its prime, this country was immensely different. A majority of the individuals in our age bracket displayed tact, morals and overall class. People were applauded for doing good deeds and taking part in actions that set good examples in society. The notion of someone doing something stupid, violent, vulgar or against the status quo in the public sphere was frowned upon and downright unacceptable. Modesty and morality kept society going in the right direction for generations but unfortunately in today’s world these safeguards have completely failed.
Although we have fortunately drifted away from our prudish and somewhat impractical past, we might have gone too far into what we deem acceptable, as moral values have drastically changed and made a complete turn for the worst. Controversy sells, and all of the major broadcasters know this. Actions that should be considered laudable and a good example for society have been completely shunned and unrecognized by the American population. We are simply seeking entertainment and a short, titillating thrill through reality television.
Elite Daily finds reality television to be puerile, poorly composed “entertainment”. In generations past, one could find entertainment through quality sitcoms and live shows; television...(Continue Reading)