Recently I came across several complaints on Outback Steakhouse’s Facebook Page regarding their advertising on the CBS reality TV show, Big Brother (see below). On the show contestants are secluded from the outside world and everything they do or say is recorded on national television. On this season’s show many racist, disrespectful comments have been said by some of the contestants on the show, which has caused an uproar from many viewers of the show. This has even resulted in some Big Brother fans boycotting watching the show, as well as anyone who advertises on the show.
While I’m completely appalled by the behavior from some of the contestants on Big Brother, I don’t understand why so many people are flipping out about it. Big Brother is a “reality” television show! The contestant of the show are from all walks of life…one of them saying something inappropriate, offensive or even racist is bound to happen – especially since they are on 24 hour surveillance. I just want to ask the people complaining and boycotting what they would like Big Brother to do? Would they prefer the show script what every contestant says and forbid them to be who they really are in order to avoid viewers getting “offended”? I guess we should ban all reality shows at that rate.
I look at it this way…being on the show is a good lesson for these clearly ignorant individuals. They are humiliating themselves in front of all of America and once they are off of the show they will have to face reality and deal with the consequences of their actions. If anything, it will make them realize how wrong their views and actions truly are. I do, however, feel terrible for the contestants who are being bullied on the show by these individuals. But, I think they are handling it extremely well and will come out on top in the end.
One last thing…would people PLEASE, for the love of God, stop complaining and crying every time something offends them? Especially when it has to deal with REALITY television!
This, of course, is only my opinion on the matter. I would love to hear what others have to say about it.