Reality Television Program

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When people turn on their televisions at home or they are watching television somewhere else, they will possibly find a reality show somewhere. Reality television shows have been on television for numerous years and are changing. Although reality television is wildly entertaining and popular, many young teens and adults look up to their favorite reality show actors and their lavish lifestyles and overdramatic antics. People who watch reality television regularly have different expectations and views on how the world actually works and feel differently about themselves. People follow their favorite reality show stars and it makes them want to change and leaving the rest of us wondering what reality actually is. Reality television isn’t real…show more content…
Reality television only shows what viewers want to see and is dishonest and distorts the truth about reality. After years celebrity Kate Gosselin has been attacked for everything she did and does. People magazine says “When the show melted down along with the Gosselin marriage after Jon was caught partying with other women, the twins – 10 years old at the time – were old enough to grasp that their world had been shattered” (Coyne 58). This statement shows that reality television brings fighting and divorce to families in reality television. Reality television shows unreal situations and make people start to fight and change. “A study found that people who watched reality television of the surveillance docu-drama variety (as opposed to competition shows) were more likely to believe that relationship drama is normal and to overestimate the amount of bad behavior – such as gossiping – that women engage in” (O’mara 2).When reality television shows problems, those problems start to happen in our society because people see it on television and want to be like reality stars.
Reality television gives off social behaviors to the world. It gives a bad influence to children who use actors as their role models. Reality star actors will do anything for popularity, publicity, and fame. Reality television makes children think they don’t have to study hard or train
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