When Reality TV Goes Too Far

May 29, 2007 / Posted by:
I love reality TV with all my heart. I seriously would trade in my first-born for an amazing reality show. There is such thing as going a little too far though. A new Dutch reality show from the creators of "Big Brother" is that show.
"The Big Donor Show" will feature a terminally ill woman that will choose from a selection of contestants which one will get her kidney when she passes away.
The network and producers have been attacked from all over the world being tasteless and not very elegant.
The network head said, “We know that this program is super controversial and some people will think it’s tasteless, but we think the reality is even more shocking and tasteless: Waiting for an organ is just like playing the lottery."
The thing is the woman could choose someone to take her kidney and they might not even get it! If the woman dies before her kidney is given away, she no longer has a choice. It will then go to whoever is on the National list.
Viewers will determine each week who should get her kidney, but the woman ultimately decides.
Hmmm…maybe it's not such a terrible idea! They can bring the show to America and turn it into a celebrity version. I mean we have a bevy of celebs that will no doubt need a kidney in the next few months.
Source: MSNBC
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