Reality television has become the biggest epidemic in the new millennium. With shows like the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Basketball Wives and even MOB Wives; reality TV has taken over our average programming. In most cases on our favorite reality shows, we watch the reality of people we DO NOT know. Because we come so accustomed to watching others air out their dirty laundry we get sucked into their lives as if they are one of our home girls or home boys. We watch trial after trial and tribulation after tribulation. However, do we ever stop and think “damn its always something”, always some type of drama. Now DO NOT get me wrong drama is what attracts us as viewers.
Any who, raising our eyebrows at some of the story lines of our favorite reality shows, I wonder are these characters compromising their lives for views? We have watched failed marriages in the matter of two episodes, fights, cheating baby daddy’s and more. Life is not suppose to be that damn difficult. With never ending stories of heartbreak, domestic violence, and even abortion; I often think where is sunshine after all of this rain. However, I have come to my own conclusion that there is sunshine; with created rain.
It is in my opinion that these characters compromise their lifestyles for viewing. Again , DO NOT get me wrong, real people have real problems. But there is some type of outcome to these problems. In latest reality news MiMi Faust and fiancé’ Nikki (whoever he is) has aired their dirty laundry. More like dirty sex. I’m pretty sure you all are familiar with her swinging from the best shower rods that home depot could sell. However her sexcapade is not the topic of this post.
MiMi has become a sell out for reality television (as most) and there is no way that anyone could change my opinion. We all know that her scenes on Love & Hip Hop ATL are dry boots without the drama of her child’s father and his side chick turned wife. MiMi and boo Nikko did not make a sex tape just for their personal pleasures in their relationship, The couple made a full blown produced pornography and sold to Vivid Entertainment (behind Kim Kardashians fame). Like most of us we rooted for MiMi in past seasons as we watched her story unfold. Moreover this pot definitely called the kettle black.
I am not here to ridicule and judge MiMi for her foolish antics, nor can I fix her life like Iyanla; but I can give my opinion. I hope that with this new found sexual success MiMi is happy with her decision. The dumbest responses that I have heard from this situation “they’re getting money though”. There is no amount of money in the world that would make me publicly display my sexual activities with someone who is committed to be a rising star. Like most I would love to publicly display the reality of my life and the steps that I am taking to successfully make it in the media industry. But is compromising my lifestyle worth it for camera time? So I ask the question how far will you go for reality TV?