|teen pregnancy barbie|
i cannot lie, i am a fan of the mtv show teen mom. however, i have realized this show may not be beneficial for american culture. in my opinion, the 'original' was a scary but honest look at an unfortunate recent trend in our culture today. these teenagers are becoming pregnant, getting a $240,000 paycheck from mtv executives and targets for tabloids. my favorite teen mom parents are by far catelynn and her boyfriend tyler. they chose adoption but have been able to follow the growing life of their young daughter carli. blake is witness to my love for this couple. they made an extremly tough and mature decision to give up their daughter to pursue their goals and dreams. team catelynn.
to me mtv is now saying 'get pregnant, beat up your baby daddy, do drugs, be irresponsible and we will pay you for it!'. i also scrutinize the media for almost glamorizing them, publishing horrific stories about their lives, and promoting them.
today i just needed to get this out there. i have been thinking about the show and its core audience. as i mentioned i am a fan of the show but i am not a fan of the publicity/fame/glamour these young teens are getting. that being said maybe mtv should have just done a documentary on the epidemic and not a full blown tv show out of their unfortunate situations.
recently a well known media figure scruntinized mtv for airing an episode with one teen contemplating abortion.... am i the only one who remembers when mtv aired their second season of the real world which featured castmate tami have an abortion?
anyone have any thoughts on the show?