Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. Something has really ground my fucking gears this today. Apart from having the bitch if anxiety on my back fucking with my thought process which has been a barrel of laughs, I have read the hypocrisy of what has happened on English tv.
The Jeremy Kyle hypocrisy.
So if you don’t live in the U.K you might not know who Jeremy Kyle is, let me explain it to you as simply as I can. He had a day time tv show which is kind of like the less extreme version of Jerry Springer, people are brought on to do lie detectors and DNA tests to see if their partner has cheated or to see if someone has stolen something or to see if someone has done drugs. Basically the people on brought on to deal with something that they feel that they can’t deal with behind closed doors. There has been a lot of controversies linked to this show for years, accusations that the aftercare is pitiful and that guests are plied with alcohol and made to look bad. Honestly, you only have to watch one episode of this show to see how fucked up it. I don’t believe we should use someone else’s struggles, pain or issues as entertainment. So after the news broke today that it has been canceled permanently due to a guest committing suicide after filming for the show, I thought too little too late as I am sure there are more tragedies linked to the show then what we know. Yes, I am so glad ITV has finally ended this show but their hands are still nowhere near fucking clean.
How about Love Island, there have been 2 suicides linked to that show and it has been highlighted about the poor aftercare given to the people who are thrust into the limelight and have no clue how to deal with their new reality after the show. How about fucking Piers Morgan who is absolute scum in my eyes, he shares the most damaging opinions which includes shaming mental illness but is still given a podium on ITV to do this. So yeah I don’t believe that the Jeremy Kyle show was canceled for all the right reasons because if it was then so would Love Island and Piers Morgan would be out of a job. I guess controversy which brings in a lot of money is more important to ITV then actually giving a fuck about a humans mental health.