*chops monitor with an axe* Sorry, reflex action.
When Teen Mom became the ratings sensation pretty much every MTV show full of society’s finest eventually becomes, the immediate and rational concern was that it would encourage young girls to get pregnant just to be on TV. And because we live in the greatest country on earth, guess what happened. Young girls got pregnant just to be on TV. Popeater reports:
Industry insiders tell me young ladies are so eager to be on reality TV that they are actually getting pregnant just to score an audition. OK, not much of a surprise. Simply take a spin around the various Internet forums filled with young girls inquiring about what’s required to score a role.
“This is yet another example of the desperation of fame,” Matt Titus, a relationship expert from TheLoveConsultants.com, tells me. “The sad state of reality television has created a lowbrow vehicle for untainted train wreck personalities to display their private lives. Getting pregnant to be famous is like eating as many cockroaches as possible in a one minute period.“
Except for an expert that’s a pretty shitty analogy considering eating a bunch of cockroaches doesn’t end with a baby essentially getting tossed into a white trash blender of neglect. Unless we’re playing Alabama rules. In which case, you round up the kin. I’ll shuffle the bugs.