Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dutch reality show contestants vie for kidney

CTV is reporting that a new reality show in the Netherlands called "Big Donor Show" in which the players compete in order to win a kidney. This show is just plain sick and represents a new low in reality television.

Now I understand that they hope to bring attention to the shortage of organs, but to glamorize it in a TV show I think is unethical. If these guys were really concerned about people they would donate their profits and instead create programming that would draw attention to the issue without glamorizing it. Kind of like how World Vision and other organizations do it.

What troubles me most about this is that the idea of players competing for a kidney has overshadowed the real message of the donor shortage. And so the show has failed to do even this. Then again, maybe I'm wrong. What do you think?

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