Reality Shows Should Be Banned

Reality Shows Should Be Banned


Let me tell you a short and crisp story. Once upon in recent times, in a reality show there were 11 contestants. One won and 10 were eliminated. End of the story. But most of you know that the real saga takes place behind the cameras and it is a sordid story. Celebrities are paid a bomb to be nice or nasty to the contestants, the seemingly impromptu wisecracks are all rehearsed, and contestants sign exclusivity and money bonds off the camera. Even the winner is often pre determined, thus a pseudo celebrity is thrust upon the public under the garb of Reality Shows.

I stand before you all in emphatic support of the motion: Reality shows should be banned. Actually these shows are spurious and yet again most of them are a result of clever camera tricks and editing gimmicks.

There are other valid reasons for seeking a ban of these as the h’ble and discerning judges will agree.

• 'Emotional Atyachar', ‘Swayamvar’, ‘Big Switch’ and 'Maa Exchange' are a direct attack on our PRIVACY and CULTURE and are nothing but VOUYERISM. Reality shows have left no relationship private or sacred.

• Shows like Chak de bacche, Li'l Champs show and Boogie Woogie have young children as participants who cannot take elimination and rejection in the right way. How many of you present here would defend a child’s gothic dance to the song ‘aaja gufaaon mein aa, aaja gunaah kar le’? Is this India’s talent?

There is no denying the fact that the moral, emotional, physical and psychological damage that these reality shows cause reach beyond the contestants into every household that even remotely dares associate itself with them. I subscribe to the view that nurture a talent, but not at the cost of losing childhood, earn a livelihood, but not at the cost of people’s lives, entertain but spare the unhealthy competition as is shown in such shows. Thus,

In the end, I’ll only like to say Reality T.V shows should not just be banned, but...

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