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Love Island, harmless fun or dangerous trend

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Frizzy, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Is the Itv moneymaker a voyeuristic hot bod fest or a demeaning spectacle that relies on soft porn model bodies and envy to generate ratings. An example of the race to the bottom in tabloid tv?
    And that’s not counting three suicides and numerous psychologically damaged contestants.
  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Who cares?

    whatever it is…
  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    If you think that's bad, you should watch 'Naked Attraction'.

    I'm disgusted every time I watch it. :po_O
  4. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard pfm Member

    While I wouldn’t wish these type of mental health challenges on anyone, you have ask why these people would put themselves through it. It’s not like they don’t know how harmful and damaging the show can be! It would be very sad if it was only for 15 minutes of fame and quick buck. Personally, I can’t abide these type of programmes so am unlikely to ever watch them
    stairpost likes this.
  5. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard pfm Member

  6. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    For me naked attraction is more honest and contestants seem self aware.
    Love island prospers on people’s dishonesty, to themselves and each other.
    One is about physical nudity the other stripping away their sense of self respect. I’ve not heard of any suicides on naked attraction.
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Sadly commercial terrestrial TV is almost exclusively for idiots these days. An endless stream of Jeremy Kyle poverty porn, ‘Hitler’s most amazing secrets’, ‘rose-tinted WWII nostalgia for the Allo Allo generation’, ‘my 10 favourite serial killers’, ‘can we actually kill gypsies yet?’, ‘17 semi naked teenagers squabbling in a cage on an island’ type stuff. All no doubt punctuated with gambling and junk-food ads. At least that is what the schedules look like.

    Anyone with a brain just finds stuff to stream. With the exception of the first ten minutes of some consumer show linked here a month ago because Linn were featured I don’t think I’ve watched anything on ITV for about 20 years now. C5 even less. Even C4 seems to be getting pretty dumb these days. Thankfully there is a whole world of proper geekery on YouTube etc!
    Darren, sean99 and tiggers like this.
  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Anyone who is prepared to appear on TV for money, 15 minutes of fame or to meet 'the one' has probably had their self respect stripped away by the time it goes to air, whether they are in a studio displaying their genitals and cellulite, or showing off their perfect curves and muscles on a desert island.
  9. Waxy

    Waxy Member

    Tabloid TV by idiots, for idiots.
    Brown Bottle likes this.
  10. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    I think the contestants on love island hope their appearance will lead to a career,on naked attraction they hope it leads to sex.
  11. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    This type of TV-shows makes me so indignant I can't manage to avert my eyes from it.
    Cheese likes this.
  12. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    It promotes a physical ideal that is damaging for society, in my view. It has helped to develop mental health issues around food, exercise and body dysmorphia, and is creating role models from people whose only talent is their physical appearance. Of course, it operates in a culture of that, but it is a contributor, a major one.
    cooky1257 likes this.
  13. Ian G

    Ian G pfm Member

    98% of the female bodies on naked attraction make me want to become celibate.
  14. Ian G

    Ian G pfm Member

    and 100% of the male ones
  15. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    I’ve never seen it but I just know I’d hate the show, just like most of the other trash TV such as TOWIE, Geordie Shore, Desperate Scousewives etc
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr and stairpost like this.
  16. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Same here.

    Rubbish television that we have no interest in, apart from the damage the programmes are doing to women and society as a whole. Exploitative and normalises fantasy situations that become aspirational to the naive.
  17. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Glow Up is where its at
  18. stairpost

    stairpost pfm Member

    Unfortunately, I think we have created a society of which a large portion believe being famous is the only important thing in life, and shows like this are instant fame. I think it's bloody awful entertainment, but the ratings suggest otherwise.
    Gingerbeard, Wolfmancatsup and RJohan like this.
  19. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    My partner left me gobsmacked the other day explaining to ignorant old me the effect these programmes have on the young women she works with.
    I'd never heard of leggings with fake arse cheeks pads, plastic teeth covers, Russian brows, mobile 'beauticians' who will pop round to your house and pump your face with bottox or fillers into your lips or cheeks to give you the permanent pout, mobile tattooists to make those insane eyebrows permanent, hair extensions etc etc, then there's the obligatory Facebook pics that aren't ever posted without the most insane level of filters to render the original boat race unrecognisable. I can only conclude these poor women have serious confidence issues caused by the bloody Kardasians and the rest of this toxic crap on TV and social media.
    There's a similar effect going on with young men too though no where near the same extent.

    Some of these mobile operators post 'models wanted'( not sure if that's a way to bypass the rules) ads on Facebook, Liverpool bargain bay and the images should put any normal person off but the number of takers is truly terrifying.
  20. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    It is a serious issue because it comes with a backdrop of social media that gives a constant reinforcement of what represents the ideal, and that is all about the physical.
    cooky1257 likes this.

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