I watch a lot of reality television and I tend to get my hackles raised by a number of reprehensible people on those shows every week. For too long, many of them have just fallen through the cracks here because they don't really warrant their own posts for one reason or another, so I've decided to start picking the five worst offenders every week in a little round-up of stone-throwing. Below, I state the cases for this week's five nominees and then crown a winner.
Dr. Drew (Teen Mom 2 Reunion)
Dr. Drew asserted his trademark misogyny yet again on the Teen Mom reunion this week, using the entire special as a platform for preaching to those poor, misguided girls that they should remain with the fathers of their children regardless of how abusive or unfaithful they may be. The fact that this is far from the first time we've heard this garbage from him will also be factored into his case.
Elia, (Top Chef Reunion)
Calling Tom Colicchio a sell-out in his own house? Is she insane? I would have back-pedaled so fast the reunion would have time traveled. And she gets extra credit for taking on Colicchio without having her defense well prepared beforehand. At least know the details of who told you something before you go spouting off to the press about it, lady. Also, maybe don't go spouting off to the press about it in the first place.
Adam, (The Real World: Las Vegas)
He's an inveterate, drunken, violent man-whore who informed his girlfriend that she isn't allowed to text anyone of the male gender without his permission. Plus, he physically menaced the other girl (his roommate) he's cheating on said girlfriend with by punching a wall adjacent to her head. Adam's particularly heinous, even by MTV's standards, which: yikes.
Alex, (The Real Housewives of New York)
It's very thoughtful of Alex to try to be the show's new instigator now that Bethenny is gone -- I appreciate it, really, I do -- but who makes not one, but two scenes at someone's wedding over something as stupid as Jill not attending an event she lent her name to? And who wears white to someone else's wedding?
Scotty McCreery (American Idol)
I know that at 17 he's technically still a child, and that children are precious/the future and all of that, but he is killing me with that smirk. And what's going to happen if there's ever a theme he can't just sing a country song for? Are we going to have to endure a Dixie-fied Rat Pack standard? I feel like he's holding me hostage with his twang.
Winner: The Real World's Adam, by a landslide. We applaud debauchery, for the most part, but we like our man-whores to be men of peace, not wall-punchers. Use your words, Adam. Even The Situation knows how to do that, and The Situation doesn't know how to do anything.
Your thoughts? Alternate nominees? Leave them in the comments!
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