Don’t ruin reality TV’s illusion
I AM not naive enough to believe everything I see on reality television.
But I would like to believe there is some aspect of reality there.
On one of my favourite pay TV channels, there’s this kickass dating show where people seeking prospective partners date the families of eligible singles, and based on the success of said date, an eligible single from one of the three families will get picked.
But recently on my favourite Sunday television show, there have been people who have been slightly dishonest.
Afterwards, the TV show, Black Twitter (yes it’s called that) goes on mini investigations to find out more about these people.
On two occasions, these people were shown to have other lives – lives that are completely different to what they portray on the show.
I don’t know, maybe it’s a get-famous-quickscheme.
But my argument is very basic and very simple, don’t go on the show, any show for that matter, lie about who you are, and then get upset when you are dragged all over social media. Next thing you go on a mini crusade to “clear your name”.
We can’t blame the channel and the show for your drama, because they have done the necessary vetting process.
But you chose to just be dishonest. Be creative when seeking fame. Don’t expose yourself to unnecessary trauma. And try not to ruin the illusion of reality TV for all of us. Come on. Please.