Dear God - has anybody seen this?
This is not the first time I've ranted about television I know - but this is the straw that broke the camel's back for me.
I watched it with morbid fascination last night - couldn't take my eyes off it actually - but not for the reasons TLC thought I would -
I did not find it hysterical nor did I find it a " learning " experience. I found it quite tragic to be honest with you - and really really frightened for this little girl's future.
What the hell is the matter with this network - have they lost their minds?
Will they put anything on t.v. no matter the cost?
This family thinks they're being cute - and funny - and adorable - they have no idea they are about to become the laughing stock of the television world - comedians are dancing up and down with glee to have this kind of material.
When exactly did we start selling ourselves so short? When did television entertainment start revolving around watching marriages fall apart - or people with terrible hoarding problems - or little girls dressed up like Las Vegas Strip dancers or families of multiple children ( although I like the Duggars really ) or watching a family just because they're little people? I don't get it - it seems terribly sad to me and smug to watch these shows. People buying houses - people making cupcakes - people losing weight - people with growths the size of a baby on their faces and it just goes on and on.
T.V. has become reminiscent of the Victorian era freak show - which by the way were banned because they were deemed inhumane.
What happened to comedy shows - written by COMEDIANS - or variety shows - performed by PERFORMERS or weekly drama shows acted out by ACTORS?
AND as North America sits in front of their boob tubes ( and that's such an appropriate name for it now )
laughing their heads off at this family - and their daughter - I hope they stop for just one moment and remember that this is a LITTLE GIRL - who has no control of her surroundings -
Maybe I live too far up north on this continent to fully understand?
But instead of being entertaining, I found it horrifyingly heartbreaking.
And all I can say is
" How dare you exploit this family for ratings, SHAME ON YOU, TLC, shame on you "
It's only a matter of time before all of this comes crashing down around their feet - and it will - it most definitely will.
Come back Carol Burnett, we need you badly..........................