The Negative Effects Of Reality Television And Its Impact On Society

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Reality TV is a television programming where ordinary people are continually filmed, designed to entertain rather than informing society. Reality TV shows are filmed full of drama, partying, fighting, and fun (Mckay, 2010). Examples of reality shows are Teen Mom, Duck Dynasty, and The Real World. Although reality television shows entertain viewers, they adversely affect society. Reality TV shows adversely affect children by derailing the process of their talent growth and contributes to immorality from the abusive words used in entertaining the audience. (Mckay, 2010) The media shows domestic violence over the shows which are unacceptable behavior in the society. Reality shows are also scripted to give non-educative information to the audience. This essay seeks to argue how reality television affects the society.

Reality TV has negatively affected the society in numerous areas. The world has given the media freedom of what is shown on television, not only dictating but also copying and defining all what society thinks are real-life situations. One of its negative effects on the society is violence. When the media shows reality shows depicting domestic violence as acceptable, then a large number of viewers consider domestic violence as acceptable social behavior. In a real sense, domestic violence is unacceptable in the society (Schneider, Gruman, & Coutts, 2012). They (the actors) table flip and slap one another just to entertain in today 's reality shows. These recent

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