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The corruption we see

Posted by Dissident on Saturday, March 26 2022 at 04:08:30AM
In reply to Very reasonable posted by Hajduk on Saturday, March 26 2022 at 03:33:35AM

As I noted to Hatter that the environment of the pageant industry appears to be so very visibly corrupted because what we see on sensationalized reality shows is the worst of the worst cases for the purposes of entertainment and to make ratings. This is especially the case with the parents, as the only ones who make the cut are loonies, drama queens, elitists, and those who are clearly trying to gain recognition and fame through their kids.

The same is the case with documentaries made by people who hate the industry for personal reasons.

Can we expect objectivity or a depiction of typical young pageant performers from either of the above? That is, from people who are looking for sensationalistic ratings (i.e., reality show producers) or have a specific agenda (i.e., documentarians), respectively? We get snippets of what are likely happy kids enjoying themselves on these shows and documentaries, but you will note that none of these are highlighted or focused upon. No, both the entertainment and agenda-driven moguls want kids and parents alike who are divas, speak disrespectfully to each other, and area all but guaranteed to provide a ruckus and negative spectacle for viewers.

As for people with a personal bias against pageants, they are not likely to question what they see on these shows or documentaries as being anything other than typical, because they have a vested emotional interest in doing so. They want these bad things to be true, as it gives them a needed rationale and emotional validation for their animosity. Compare to how if someone who dislikes you is told bad things about you by someone else, they will tend to just believe what they are told at face value rather than considering that what they are hearing might be a biased presentation or interpretation of what actually occurred in the incidents they're broaching, and they could be omitting significant details to take your actions or words out of proper context. Did you really hit that poor guy at the dinner party like he said you did? Well, yes, but they deliberately neglected to mention that the other guy hit you first. It's a common type of dirty pool that works very well when you tell someone something that they want to hear.

These one-sided depictions also serve to set up negative expectations for both viewers and participants, so they focus their attention on the bad, or even create the impression that you're supposed to behave like that if you are a performer or parents of a performer. This likely creates a good number of self-fulfilling prophecies or kids and parents acting a role they believe they are expected to act in order to get ahead in the business. This is equivalent to how many boys who play on a hockey league thinking they are expected to get into fights on the ice because these incidents are heavily highlighted on TV or in the media for entertainment purposes when they occur.


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