Invention of television is a product of a spectacular brain who has a great influence on everybody’s life nowadays, some of them are mortal, some of them are like brain-washing and some are just a little just because of reality televisions. This reality television changes the concept of reality in people’s mind. Television first started as our eye for outer world which we don’t know about and for being informed which we can say a “tool” but now it is just our “aim” to be on television. So this is forming obsessed brains which causing death of morality as Rushdie says.
First of all, main reason why people are joining these reality programmes is just the anxiety of being rich and famous which are the most two important notions in western society in these days (Rushdie, 2010, p.63). Contestants are doing bizarre and disturbing just for obtaining wealth and fame, like a guy fried his hand at American Survivor (Rushdie, 2010, p.63). This leads us Rushdie’s thesis “good to be bad” (Rushdie, 2010, p.64) from which it is comprehensible that people acts like mindless zombies like the hand frying guy. “Good to be bad” refers to a lot of other things too like being selfish just for winning prize and being double faced in the competition. So it forms a question in mind; do you really need to be talented to win these competitions? Absolutely no (Rushdie, 2010, p. 63). You just need to play the game with its “corrupted” rules. One of the biggest immoral issues is the first death on television (Rushdie, 2010, p.64) which negates the most basic natural right that we have.
Moreover, it is need to define what morality is. It distinguishes good and bad. However, “good to be bad” ignores it completely. As it became a common ritual to watch television in home with the whole family, children will be affected heavily by these programmes and generation by generation the spirit of morality will change or collapse. However producers don’t care others much, they just need ratings, big...
References: * Poniewozik,J. (2010) Why Reality TV is Good For Us. In A. N. Eken, B. Rodrigues, H. G. Atabaş, J. Harris, M. Güçeri, M. L. Bilgiç, S. Tack & Z. İ. ÖnelContemporary Issues In Focus (pp. 67-71). Harlow: Pearson Custom Publishing.
* Rushdie S. (2010) Reality TV: a Dearth of Talent and the Death of Morality. In A. N. Eken, B. Rodrigues, H. G. Atabaş, J. Harris, M. Güçeri, M. L. Bilgiç, S. Tack & Z. İ. ÖnelContemporary Issues In Focus (pp. 63-65) Harlow: Pearson Custom Publishing.
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