August 3, 2009, - 4:33 pm
I suppose the title of this entry isn’t entirely accurate, since Darwin’s theory regarded survival of the fittest . . . not the smartest. But the MTV show, “16 and Pregnant,” is certainly not an example of the latter. More like, survival of the dumbest.
On this site I’ve been critical of phony family values advocate Sarah Palin and her promotion and glamorizing of her teen daughter’s babymama-hood on the cover of and in an eight-page spread in People Magazine. Glamorizing this–instead of shaming it–is the reason it’s so prevalent in America, today . . . and the reason for a lot of our crime, drug, and teenage drop-out problems. Sadly, one of MTV’s most popular shows, “16 and Pregnant,” does more of the same. Yes, most of the people on this disturbing show are stupid and low-class. But kids watching MTV don’t see that. They see the glamor of getting on an MTV show (just like Bristol Palin got on People’s cover for the monumental “achievement” of screwing).
With 40% of American babies now being born out of wedlock and mostly to teens, do we really need to promote more of this on MTV?
On the season finale of this broadcast annoyance, last week, one of the 16-year-old couples, Tyler and Catelynn gave up their kid, Carly, for adoption (Thank G-d). Unfortunately, for the adoptive parents, sometimes nature–ie., IQ–can’t be fixed, despite nurture–new, responsible parents who are married. And judging from the looks of Tyler and Catelynn (see above), this is one of those cases. Sorry, but sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately, these birth “parent” will have regular contact with the kid, via e-mails and phone calls. To the adoptive parents, I say, good luck. It’s hard to beat bad genes.
No offense, but snobbery–particularly moral snobbery–is vastly underrated in America. We need more of it.
What’s up next for MTV–“12 & Pregnant”? Don’t be surprised. Maybe they can call it, “Yo’ My Baby Raps!”
Tags: 16 and Pregnant, babymamas, Bristol Palin, Carly, Catelynn, Dr. Drew, Sarah Palin, Tyler