New Criticals

To be clear, this means that contestants on these shows are willing to say and do anything in order to obtain fame. Therefore it should come as no surprise that we are watching a former reality television star do this well in the 2016 presidential race. If we consider the value hierarchy of our culture, and how fame appears to be high above abolishing outdated stereotypes or advancing positive and necessary social change, this was inevitable. While it is frightening that shows like Bachelor in Paradise perpetuate awful stereotypes; it is more frightening that people willingly participate in them because our culture says that being relevant for something likely embarrassing is more valuable than being who you are now.