Results showed those who also regularly watched shows such as The Apprentice and X-Factor, are much more likely to hold “stronger materialistic and anti-welfare attitudes than lighter consumers of these shows.”

This article is backwards. The shows don't make you terrible people. Terrible people watch the shows, and use these shows as a justification for bad behavior, materialism, and a lack of empathy. Shows like this are a filter bubble, if only in a different medium and a different name. The only thing that these shows could do is for the people on the margins, this type of media can push you more towards the materialism and narcissism of the characters portrayed. But from what my experience is? You have to be on that spectrum first.


tacocat:

It made me cold hearted towards Kardashians


posted by francopoli: 123 days ago