The Australian Big Brother show also faced the same censure for not letting one of the contestants know of her dad’ s death. These among other situations raise numerous ethical questions among them being the circumstances that should warrant a show to be stopped. Some of the reality TV shows seem to take humiliation as a form of entertainment according to Andersen and Gray (45). They make comedies out of someone falling down and probably getting hurt, or even the collapsing of a company that one may dislike. The audience be getting entertained from the shows thinking it is just some form of fiction, but going by the numerous lawsuits against reality TVs, the participants actually do get traumatized and hurt by some of the contents of these shows.
The fact that we actually enjoy watching others suffer tells a lot about our morals as a society since most of these television shows are just but a mirror of what the society is - a society driven by materialistic things. The society today seems to adore vanity and give regard for virtues.
Furthermore, the adoration of money and power has left very little room for the adoration and respect of moral values. These shows reflect communities as entities that are devoid of the firm and wholesome values, alienated from spiritual roots, and addicted to stimulation. It also seems like the reality TV’ s main objective is to make the viewers feel good instead of making them be good - even those who contribute to the ever-increasing moral problems within society. This is best illustrated by the shows that encourage celebration of human weaknesses as opposed to the celebration of human excellence.
Reality shows that involve children offer a lot to be scrutinized in terms of ethics and morals. The UK, for instance, has put in place regulations that demand the consent from parents or guardians before their children are allowed to participate in any program.
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