Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FOX has done it again.

Last night FOX rolled out their newest reality show, MORE TO LOVE.

Here's FOX's summary: "MORE TO LOVE is the new dating competition show. The show follows one regular guy's search for love among a group of real women determined to prove that love comes in all shapes and sizes. The inspirational new series is hosted by iconic supermodel Emme."

The show's sentiment is great but the execution is ridiculous. Every other sound byte is someone saying how they love to eat, describing what they love to eat, talking about how people treat them badly because they are heavy, how they hope this strange man loves them even though they are heavy, how men can't see past their weight to truly love them, etc.

People absolutely should NOT be judged on their shape, size or looks because what's on the inside is what truly matters. I have spent many years of my life as a larger person; at the age of 13 I was wearing my father's size 38 pants. Whenever I was heavier, people did change their attitudes towards me and my dating life was most definitely affected as well.

My issue with this show is that it preys on desperate woman (more so than most reality dating shows). These sad young girls (some are only 21) are crying over the fact that they are consistently treated badly, ignored by men or never been on a date before. I have a feeling that the amount of tears that these poor girls shed on the premiere episode exceeds any episode in the history of reality tv.

These women don't need a boyfriend, they need therapy to help them gain some self-esteem. Being bigger isn't a bad thing as long as you're healthy and happy.

And don't forget, if you can't get a boyfriend to treat you well, lesbianism is always an option.


1 comment:

TheWeyrd1 said...

The exploitation of "average" people for reality TV shows is disgusting. There are very few "reality" shows that I can even tolerate reading about much less watch. I get that these people are looking for fame and money. But too too often it's infamy and failure not money that these folks get...enough already.