Jan 07, 2014 8:17 AM GMT
Yes, I watched the 1st episode of Bachelor today (missed yesterdays). I wasn't waiting for it, but I was clicking through the channels and hell, it's catchy like that lol. Plus I don't have cable.
I honestly don't know why the hell I watch a show that is so degrading. Well, I do like watching the women walk away all hurt and cat fight lol. Women talk about how it's degrading to them...but you can go to ABC's website to read about that. My thing is, having only watched the past 2 bachelors...is the how they perpetuate this idea of White supremacy onto people.
On this season, they choose someone who is Latino. Yes. But, he 'comfortably' appears to be the typical American, preppy White guy just like the last Bachelor. Not that the guy isn't cute (although I myself have a thing for the tanner/darker featured Latinos, but that's irrelevant to this topic), but it seems like they set it up that way. And then he's all on the tonight show with Jimmy Kimmel and even Jimmy is saying he's all 'handsome' and making little flirty comments with him. But see, they don't want to put a Black bachelor on there and be getting all that rank.
I don't want to create a race debate here...but it's this kind of propaganda bullshit that brainwashes people. It's almost like, if you're this type of person, you are perceived as attractive by ALL races/backgrounds because you get to choose from all of them, and dismiss as needed. That you're considered more attractive, because you fit the 'American image' of attractiveness. Then, they throw up 2 Black girls on there, and not a single time as in the last season, do they ever show them making out. When I know for a FACT they probably are making out behind the scenes. But ABC won't show it. Why? Because it'll make him look like a freak?
I think this kinda embodies the gay dating community as a whole in a way. It's more often than not, the same types being front cover in gay mags, being the #1 in porn, being the ones getting more attention at the bar. And if you're ethnic, you're either someone's dirty little secret or the partner of a feen.
I'm not trying to sound like a poor sport or anything, but I just think the media and these TV shows kind of insinuate that these things are acceptable and normal. It's like come on. Can we get past it already? It's 2014. They still trying to water stuff down, and play up to what they think the majority would find 'acceptable'.