I just watched the show. That stuff with Rob was really disturbing. I really felt for his housemate who had been through it and was trying to help, but was getting blown off.
Trey continues to be a complete a$$hat. What is wrong with him!? When he was talking about how badly Marie speaks to Robb and how badly he treats her and then Laura walked in and he said something like "EWWW I found your nasty eyelash in my bed! It was disgusting! Get out of my room!". Pot, meet kettle.
Ugh. I think Latoya may be the only sane, grounded person in this house. I hope she doesn't prove me wrong next week...
Ok just watched and I need to clarify my last post above..... Robb used his FIST (not the phone) to punch his head repeatedly. Very very disturbing. Why does he do that? Over a girl??????
I think MTV absolutely should step in when a cast member is hurting himself, just as they would step in when a cast member hurts someone else. This isn't just some drunk housemate punching his fist through a wall and breaking his hand. This is someone repeatedly hurting himself in ways that indicate psychological problems. If they don't address those issues and things get worse...well, do they really want that on their consciences? Or in a lawsuit filed against them?
That kid needs professional help, not television coverage. If he refuses to get help, and is legally an adult, they can't do anything about that, but they can still, and should, remove him from the show. Being on camera 24/7 can't possibly be helping someone who's that self-abusive (except that it possibly drove his secret out into the open, assuming that he usually doesn't hurt himself when others can see him do it).
On a side note, I'm real sorry to hear about the death of a former Real World member. Drugs are suspected to be the cause:
â€˜Real Worldâ€™ and â€˜Celebrity Rehabâ€™ alum Joey Kovar dead at 29 - Yahoo! omg!
I think Rob's death really brings the discussion on drinking on the show. I don't remember (or maybe I was too young to notice) if this show first started, the 'woooooohooo shots!' mentality of the kids. I don't remember them drinking so much or being such human disasters. Unless they are preparing these kids to go on to 'celebrity rehab'. Sad.
I realize the cast members are probably going to drink and party, but they could find other things for the the cast to do on a regular basis. It seems to me that in earlier seasons that they made a bigger deal out of them actually working in situations where they had to show up on time and do particular jobs (like the Boston season), which at least gave them something else to do and the audience something else to watch.
Robb must have some pretty low self esteem to want to even associate with that gold digger Marie anymore. She's also trying to instigate fights between Swift and himself, just because she doesn't get along with Swift.
was there an episode this week?