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How's Your News? Exploitative Or Sincere?

Hits: 8093 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: fancylad
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iluvpink13
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1418 Posts
Monday, August 24, 2009 12:02:00 AM
a little of both, i think

uunnfair_4ol
Female, 18-29, Western US
 147 Posts
Sunday, February 08, 2009 6:35:57 PM
They are genius! And even have a band!!!! Wow. I love this show.

ricki24
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 241 Posts
Saturday, February 07, 2009 5:47:44 PM
It's hard to say whether it's exploitive or not. I suppose it would depend on whoever is viewing it. Most would (hopefully) see it as just a news show, while, sadly, others would make fun of them. But they seem like they're having fun, so I don't think *they* mind.

And that poor guy at 6:10 when the guy says he's there for murder, the kid has the most scared look on his face.


horhawkeric
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 183 Posts
Saturday, February 07, 2009 10:08:48 AM
Extremely exploitive! It is for us, the public audience;to laugh at. However, if they enjoy it then no-harm no-foul right?

Omar6000
Male, 13-17, Europe
 3 Posts
Saturday, February 07, 2009 9:28:57 AM
epilepsy fit at end XD

sykotik04
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 3 Posts
Saturday, February 07, 2009 9:05:27 AM
Exploitative, maybe. But, like firefliet said, it's MTV, what more can you expect? All things aside, they seem to be having fun doing it, so what is the problem?

TheOiager
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 7 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 11:45:50 PM
Seeing as half the time I had to remind myself that they were mentally challenged, I don't see the problem.

The real problem does actually come from maintaining the opinion that they're different. All in all, they do the same as everyone else: they do the best they can, and that sets them equal to everyone.


NowPleaseRea
Male, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 176 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 7:35:47 PM
The featured developmentally disabled players are having the fun. They are not being made fun of. So the show is A-Ok from the clips I saw. It's entertaining to see them enjoy themselves and to feel accepted and be able to share their joy of living with the general public.
It could derail though if the players lose their sense of humor and the directors out of desparation start using their disabilites as the focus to get a cheap laugh. I don't think that will happen though. Fun show. Light entertainment.

firefliet
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1239 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 7:12:08 PM
They might be having fun, and that would be all that matters.

But still, its MTV. How could they be doing anything -but- exploit, exploit, exploit?


spazking
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 303 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 6:39:08 PM
exploitive, also why are the mics that big? and what was with the furry one?

Space_girl
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 634 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 6:02:55 PM
this is really sick but whenever the guy in the wheelchair came on I'll I could think was: "TIMMAY!"

Thetas
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1552 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 3:19:21 PM
"What are you in for?"
"Murder."
":O"

xdonutx
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 1191 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 3:00:48 PM
Duuuude, that's so cute! I don't think they are being exploited because no one is making fun of them. They are just having fun doing something that they love. In all likelihood, they don't see themselves as being exploited, they are just enjoying the experience and if someone told them that they couldn't do this because they run the risk of being laughed at, well, don't you think that would disappoint them? Who are we to make this decision for them? They seem capable enough to do it and besides, I like their energy. I think they should share it with the world.

Gerbear
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1183 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 2:32:50 PM
I don't know if this is supposed to be inspirational because they have disabilities and are out there doing what they, I guess, love. Or if I should shake my head in shame because it seems so wrong. In any case, I won't be tuning in.

Sociophobic
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 373 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 2:24:35 PM
I'm not sure how I feel about this.

Huggaboo92
Female, 13-17, Canada
 89 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 1:52:13 PM
Heheh, the guy standin next to the inmate "What're you in for?" "Murder"... Hehe he looked like he was about to crap himself! They seem like fun people to me...

FecesinVCR
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 243 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 1:39:20 PM
Retard strength, ftw.

jimbobsthebe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 642 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 9:52:20 AM
"People saying that they have to be protected and have all their decisions made for them because they can't think for themselves is the most insulting."

I disagree also. None of us are allowed to have complete freedom of decisions. However these people are venerable to being laughed at which is exactly why they need guidance. Would you think it was fair to put someone who is mentally handicapped in a freak show to be laughed at, even if they enjoyed it? I don't think you would and the reason for that is that it would teach the ignorant members of the public that it is acceptable to laugh at peoples disabilities.


jimbobsthebe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 642 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 9:47:23 AM
"I bet whoever here is freaking out is not close with someone with downs or another form of a mental disability. Relax everyone, it was done in good taste and they were enjoying themselves."

I don't think thats the point. No one is doubting that these people are enjoying it. However this looks to me as if it is simply a case of having disabled people try to report the news for comedic value. I personally saw this in terms of taking the p*ss out of the presenters behavior which I don't think is on.

It is teaching people to laugh at the mental handicapped when we should blatantly be laughing with them.


starrstreet
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 400 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 8:07:32 AM
Slmmhmmr161 I have no idea overall what you were trying to say in that comment but I was talking about these particular people because they are all high functioning, not all people with a mental handicap are though, I know that.

People saying that they have to be protected and have all their decisions made for them because they can't think for themselves is the most insulting.


Slmmhmmr161
Male, 18-29, Canada
 611 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 8:00:50 AM
"Starrstreet", no, they're not all able to think and act for themselves. Its Trey Parker and Matt Stone. As soon as some yuppie biblethumping soccermoms catch wind of it, it'll get cancelled.

starrstreet
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 400 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 7:52:40 AM
Geez guys, these people can still think for themselves - they want to do this.

I bet whoever here is freaking out is not close with someone with downs or another form of a mental disability. Relax everyone, it was done in good taste and they were enjoying themselves.

This could've been done bad but it wasn't. All in good fun.


Backfat
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1919 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 7:48:41 AM
Do you guys remember when MTV used to play music, or am I just that old?

SoapeyLOV
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 89 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 7:37:30 AM
but will people be accepting of this? instead of just tolerating?

Taipan
Male, 18-29, Canada
 155 Posts
Friday, February 06, 2009 7:28:08 AM
well matt stone and trey parker are the producers so what does that tell you.

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