MTV, the channel famed for its music videos of the past and reality TV of the present has created a brand new concoction of “real life situations”, this time situated in the surrounding areas of capital city, Cardiff, also known as ‘The Valleys’.

The show have brought together 4 boys and 4 girls, stuck them into a house together in the city and the aim is to “see if they can make it in Cardiff”.  

The show has already gained a tremendous amount of criticism due its stereotypical nature and painting the area in a bad light.

The BBC reports that Charlotte Church has said:

“I think it will be exploitative and a horrific representation of the country that I love”

Local MP’s have claimed they will not be watching the show.

The BBC have also reported that the show’s director has responded by saying:

"It's absolutely not about stereotyping. I feel whenever you make a successful reality show, there are always some accusations. But the show is absolutely celebrating these nine young people and their mentors. It's very much about their individual stories.”

Personally, the likes of Geordie Shore didn’t appeal to me, and the fact that MTV is willing to stereotype so much is definitely a turn off, literally.

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2 Comments

 

    • September 27, 2012  10:46 pm by Chris "MUG5" Maguire Reply

      They really have hit rock bottom on TV now. WTF is wrong with this world? I will be ashamed that this is how people of the world will see Welsh people.

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