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MTV's Teen Mom was good in theory -- to give teens a real-life look at just how difficult it is to be a teenage mother -- but instead of being a deterrent, it's actually encouraging teenage girls to get pregnant so they can be on the show.
There's been plenty of musing about how it glamorizes teen pregnancy since it and other shows like 16 and Pregnant first hit the air, but one of the saddest things I've seen in print came from Rob Shuter at PopEater:
industry insiders tell me young ladies are so eager to be on reality TV that they are actually getting pregnant just to score an audition.
Are you shocked that girls would actually get pregnant just to get an audition for these shows?
Originally posted by Xiamara
wow, My explanation, mommy and daddy never paid any attention to them so now they want to be rich and famous so they go get pregnant to be on TV. It's their stupid choice they'll realize it when they have a baby and no life anymore. Reality tv is corrupting our minds just bring back gladiator fights. End the stupidity..
However I do like that show I'm Pregnant and didn't know it on TLC. And say yes to the dress.. And sister wives... but Young people and reality TV don't mix.
What the heck is it with this generation?? Im old... but not OLD.. Ive seen a lot of stupid things but this generation takes the cake for serial stupidity
Originally posted by Frontkjemper
reply to post by IntastellaBurst
I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me. MTV has become the epitome of idiocy. Be it the crappy music, the idiotic shows they have or whatever. The funny part of it all is, that MTV has become the "norm" for what's considered "cool".
So with that being said, with the state of mind many of our teens are in, is it that surprising to find out they'd get pregnant to get on MTV? I know I have a rather bleak opinion with teens, and I know not all of them are idiots. But it's nothing new, that people will do almost anything to get on TV.