Still not laugh­ing at all this judg­ing

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - PAT SAL­TER Grosvenor Av­enue Hayes

X FAC­TOR, Strictly Come Danc­ing, Bake Off, Master Chef, BB etc AND their aw­ful spinoff shows. Give us a break please!

Th­ese shows are filled with build­ing up con­tes­tants hopes, then dash­ing them bru­tally in front of mil­lions, crit­i­cis­ing con­tes­tants ef­forts both culi­nary, vo­cal and phys­i­cal.

How dare th­ese “judges” and tele­vi­sion shows use oth­ers’ dis­com­fort, em­bar­rass­ment and hurt for the en­ter­tain­ment of mil­lions.

Mil­lions, who I should add, who rel­ish, laugh at and tune in to mainly see those – who can­not an­swer back – tongue-lashed by oth­ers with in­flated egos.

In­dif­fer­ent to the pos­si­ble last­ing hurt, dis­il­lu­sion­ment and in­sults all in the name of en­ter­tain­ment.

I am not jeal­ous but I do not – in

my opin­ion – find peo­ple danc­ing, cook­ing, trolling about in an in­vented house etc par­tic­u­larly en­ter­tain­ing. Yes, peo­ple should have a chance to show tal­ent but not be at risk of pub­lic hu­mil­i­a­tion.

Peo­ple who may pos­si­bly be a lit­tle re­served in show­ing their true colours for fear of be­ing lam­basted for their gen­uinely held opin­ions.

To those I say ‘Be proud of your thoughts and don’t be ground down by oth­ers who may mock’.

They, af­ter all, are the sheep meekly fol­low­ing the oth­ers with lit­tle or no thought about those who fall be­fore the end FAME and all that en­tails.

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