Saturday, June 4, 2011

Big Brother

One of the contestants of the UK’s voyeuristic and “Real World”-esque reality show, “Big Brother” has claimed that being on reality TV has ruined her chances of ever again living a “real” life. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Being on a show named after the malevolent supervision system of George Orwell’s “1984” wasn’t a positive experience of human nature? How strange!

Lesley Sanderson, who says the show was skillfully edited to unduly present her as a bully, was astonished by the boos and hisses that met her after the show ran on television. She achieved the celebrity she desired but the bad reputation clung to her so much that months after the show was on she attempted suicide.

After a stint in a hospital under suicide watch, Sanderson still feels like a victim of the show, though she has decided to take a little of the blame for signing up in the first place. “How naïve I was,” she says.

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