ByStacey Macklin, writer at

Over the last several years, reality TV has dominated the television industry and seemingly has not stopped the domination since.

It is apparent that people’s obsession with watching drama unfold in lives other than their own, increases year after year.

Starting with “The Real World” on MTV in 1990, which tackled real life issues, to the manufactured shows such as The Real Housewives franchise. Reality tv has continue to entertain the public for decades.

I myself enjoy watching reality tv shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Love and Hip Hop. I know that these shows are purely entertainment and I consider that would formulating opinions on the situations presented.

However people have a tendency to believe everything they see and take it all as fact, which is apparent when reviewing social media comments. They pass judgement on reality tv personalities based on a “character” they are portraying and the situation(s) they are in.

It is understandable as to why this happens, and no matter what the personality has to say to dispute specific claims, once people’s minds are made up, they are typically hard to change.

I feel as though people should learn how to separate reality tv from reality, learn the difference between what is manufactured for entertainment versus what is really going on in people’s lives, the determine how they want to perceive and process that information.


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