Call me heartless, but I really don't care how much stress these people are under. I don't care that they are worrying about having lost their jobs, I don't care that they may have lost their homes, I don't care about any of it. Why? Because it's not like reality shows are a new thing. They've been around for years. I feel no sympathy for these people because by now they know exactly what they are signing on for so if anything, I think they are even more deserving of my scorn for going into something so unprepared.
None of this gives any of them permission to act the way Krissi (and others like her) have acted. I'm not going to excuse bad behavior especially on such a flimsy premise. She knew what this was all about and she chose to act this way, so deal with the fallout.
Anyways, LOL that Ben Starr article made me roll my eyes and probably had the exact opposite affect on me then what he intended.
Oh, and I was just checking Twitter, and just a couple of hours ago, Kathy tweeted a picture of herself in her work jacket. It seems she's started working today at Gordon's restaurant. It's quite nice to see two contestants who were eliminated quite early managed to make the most out of their short time on the competition and now work at what they enjoy.
I can understand some of Krissi's behavior, but it seems she was this way before the show. If she has issues, MC didn't cause them.
I think my big problem with all of this is the sheer desperation of some of these people. They put their jobs, their families, their houses and everything else on the line for the off chance that they may win some reality show competition. Then they act out because they can't handle the stress of it all.
It seems to me that for the most part that the ones who win are the ones who go into it with the right attitude and not so desperate.
I would never enter a competition if doing so could cause me to lose my job or my home!! I just don't understand that mentality. Ben Starr said in that article that we should keep in mind that some of these people are worried that they may not have a job to go home to and that some have had their houses foreclosed on while in a competition.
I did a double take on that one. So, we are supposed to feel sorry for them because of this? Errrr.....no. I don't. If you are in that extreme of dire straits then the very last thing you should be doing is entering a reality show competition. Therefore, no sympathy from me.
I agree wholeheartedly, Harmony2000, and would like to add that if reality tv can bring out the worst in everybody... I much prefer the worst of a Jessie or a Bri to the worst of Krissi!
And I liked Ben his season but wah.
I thought he wanted to be a chef? Or, just famous? If his sole reason for going on the show is the fame, well, I'm not going to cry for the process he went through to get himself there. Masterchef gave him a name he would not have had otherwise.Quote:
Originally Posted by BenStar from his blog posted by AZChristian
^^^ He does want to be a chef and if your name is known you will have more success. The Top Chef contestants get their restaurants rolling quiclkly because the they become household words and fans want to try their food. When Sam opened his restaurant in NYC people flocked to it.
As for the second part I so agree. You would think they would want to be beating the best of the best and not the weakest.