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Have reality show knock off contests pushed the limits to far, causing possible

  1. Charlu profile image80
    Charluposted 5 years ago

    Have reality show knock off contests pushed the limits to far, causing possible deadly consequences?

    A man died Friday night after eating several dozen live roaches, along with several worms at a contest at a Deerfield Beach Fl Reptile Store.  The grand prize was a python (which was reported by the Orlando Sentinel and other media sources).
    Are some companies trying to boost sales and not using the proper safety measures, or does it basically come down to "enter at your own risk" or "eating roaches may be hazardous to your health?"


  2. howlermunkey profile image90
    howlermunkeyposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely. Thats extremely disturbing, I hadnt heard about this event yet and will be looking it up this am. I have a feeling that store will be hearing from several lawyers shortly.
    Companies do, and will indeed go "to far" unless checked. i.e. (Golden palace Casino putting tattoos on peoples foreheads)...
    Its funny (funny like peculiar) how accurate Hollywood can be about the future sometimes. So many movies paint a picture of "no rules" reality shows, fights to the death and such..........
    But look at our society and what we have become used too......
    The Mars One Project? They want to put people on a One Way trip to Mars to colonize it..... AND Make it a Reality Show!!!
    The cofounder of Big Brother is doing this (among other notibles) --- How do you think that will turn out? People stuck on a desert planet, coming to the realization that they can never come back to earth......
    gut feeling says "not so good endings"

    1. Charlu profile image80
      Charluposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow "The Mars One Project" that already sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but I just know that depending on the money and publicity people will be jumping at the opportunity. This got to me because it was close to home and others have done it

    2. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, very disturbing, and also the degree in which society has been subjected to these acts and become used to.

  3. recappers delight profile image81
    recappers delightposted 5 years ago

    Well, consider the current season of Survivor. The primary gimmick this year is that they've brought back, not one, not two, but THREE guys who had to be removed from an earlier game because they sustained life-threatening injuries. Survivor is the show that started this whole trend of making people do some very dangerous things in an attempt to win prizes.

    1. Charlu profile image80
      Charluposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking Fear Factor since they always had contests where you had to eat everything from roaches, scorpions, pig intestines, etc.  The whole thing is just crazy and what about the long term effects of being on Survivor? Is it really worth?

  4. lupine profile image72
    lupineposted 5 years ago

    Yes, they have pushed their limits and possibly  cause deadly consequences to those who participate. Reality shows go to extremes because there is an audience for it. Even worse, there are contestants willing to do this...eating gross things and putting their health in danger. The companies and the participants should be equally liable. Come on, you have to be somewhat disturbed to eat roaches and such.