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25 August 2006

TAKING A STEP BACKWARDS??


T

he 13th season of reality TV show Survivor has already sparked controversy by announcing that contestants will be divided into teams based on their race.

The 20 participants will be divided up into four tribes - African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and white.

Survivor host Jeff Probst defended the decision on US TV's The Early Show saying, "The idea for this actually came from the criticism that Survivor was not ethnically diverse enough. I think it fits in perfectly with what Survivor does, as it is a social experiment and adding another layer to that experiment, which is taking the show to a completely different level."

Well, good for you Jeff, however I'm not sure this is a good idea at this time. There are enough problems in the world without a show pitting one race against another. I looked at the nationalities and I'm upset there isn't an Irish group.

So now we'll be sitting at home and instead of rooting for Team A or Team B, we can sit and cheer for the Asians to beat the Black Americans. Isn't there enough of this in real life?

I haven't watched this show since the first season. Besides it being a piss-poor show to begin with, now at least I have a legitimate reason not to watch it.

P.S. Did you see the surprise in the picture? lol

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