"Megan Wants a Murderer"?
UPDATE AS OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009 9:35 P.M. EST:
According to MSNBC, Ryan Jenkins has been found dead by apparent suicide. He was found dead hanging in a hotel room.
I'm about to make an embarrassing confession. I watched the VH1 reality show, "Megan Wants a Millionaire". My sister and I would sit in front of the tube for an hour giggling and laughing at these side-show idiots.
One of the millionaires was a creep with a "capital C". The moment I saw his slimy ass I knew something didn't sit right. He looked smarmy and turned me off with his "Don Juan" pompous, narcissistic persona.
Three shows later, I still disliked "Ryan". Couldn't put my finger on it. It's that woman's intuition, I suppose. I don't think that Megan girl had any.
Next thing I know, I see everywhere on the news and internet: "Millionaire Reality Star Ryan Jenkins WANTED for MURDER" of his playboy model wife by allegedly strangling her, removing her teeth and cutting off her fingers to evade identification, stuffing her into a suitcase and throwing it into the dumpster outside her apartment building. She was identified by the serial number in her breast implants.
Days after the murder, Ryan was seen partying in public and writing messages on his Facebook page.
Once he realized he was wanted, he took his BMW toward the Canadian border with a boat in tow, and allegedly sailed into the distance in order to enter Canada to escape from border patrol. It is now rumored that his very wealthy parents have lied to the police and FBI, and possibly have helped their son escape and hide.
What I don't understand is the lack of simple background checks on these reality "stars"!? I assumed that would be "a given"? That's just pure stupidity. These people are NOT actors. They are not members of the actors guild. It is a known fact that many reality stars in the years since it's inception are rapists, batterers, drug users and thieves.
Should VH1 be held MORALLY liable?
VH1 can't be held legally liable since Ryan Jenkins did not commit a crime during his "tenure" at Megan's mansion.
(Note: VH1 has now pulled the complete "Megan Wants a Millionaire" season.)
Should the television stations that produce reality shows that have publicly ruined people's lives (i.e. Jon & Kate Plus 8) be morally liable ? What should be their punishment?
Hit 'em where it hurts. Their pocketbook. We, as consumers and responsible citizens bear a part of the blame and responsibility for "buying into" and watching these shows, present company included. I don't think I will partake in this money-making madness anymore.
Should we boycott them all to make a point?
Haven't you had enough already?