Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
Are you serious? For the past 10 years in the US, bikers, drug addicts and criminals have been held up as celebrities! Reality shows with misfits, hoarders and people with bad hair, bad teeth, bad odors and Wal-Mart tattoos are the most popular on television. If anything, good role models on television are hard to come by. With a few exceptions for people who lose lots of weight or have talent, good role models aren't so much demonized as ignored altogether. The media have long been fascinated with dysfunction and it's served in heaping portions these days.
I'm sure there's nothing more joyous than being held up as a celebrity freak show. They'll encourage people to be as freaky as possible so they can encourage decent, normal folk to fear and hate them - or to love them in the same way as they love looking as a car crash, which is much the same thing. If the person dies, all the better - adds that bit of drama.