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ITV Humiliates The Mentally Ill  
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Yet again ITV endorses the humiliation and bullying of the mentally ill by showing four millionaires and hundreds of audience members laughing at a vulnerable person.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7SkPF8IuQ

Of course, this isn't the first time that ITV has profiteered from the humiliation of people with illnesses.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...0/britains-got-talent-suicide-fear

This is the 21st century version of a Victorian freakshow. We wouldn't accept dragging a crippled war veteran on stage for people to laugh at, why do we accept the bullying of people with mental illnesses?

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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Thread starter):
Yet again ITV endorses the humiliation and bullying of the mentally ill by showing four millionaires and hundreds of audience members laughing at a vulnerable person.

Umm!!!!

Everyone going on the show knows what to expect!

If I recall correctly, X Factor took her off after advice, they did the right thing.

No bullying at all, the singers are there of their own free will.

Humiliation, well, that's the singers own fault for thinking they are good.....


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13186 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

That's a very harsh judgement, not ALL of those on here surely are, really, mentally ill?
Many deluded for sure.
Though I accept that with the odd woman for Scotland last year, it's hard to imagine anyone less suited for sudden fame.

However, I also loathe this type of thing, anything with Simon Cowell involved will always be wrong to me.

I go to lots of gigs, buy lots of music, so of course, the likes of fourth rate karaoke Cowell will never have anything for me.

What I find more disturbing, was a survey showing showing (I forget the actual number) a portion of young people when asked about their career aspirations, answered waiting to be discovered.
Huh? Wonder where they got that idea from?
If you think you do have a genuine talent, singing, songwriting, acting, writing, whatever, you go and DO it.
You just know anyone who says that, has nothing to offer.

The net can help you, with music for example, sod the record companies, at least at first, put it on the web, keep trying, then if you are lucky, when they come calling, you are in a stronger position.
This has happened.

I know some will say, what about (insert choice of X Factor winner) this one?
I say, even a stopped clock, is right twice a day.

While I don't watch this show, reading an article about the first ever winner, a male singer, where he is now, back to where he was.
What happened? Seems he had ideas of his own, beyond Cowell's stock cliche of boring over covered songs.
He was soon persona non grata.

However, surely Jeremy Kyle is a much more malignant presence?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...jeremy-kyle-sun-benefit-scroungers

[Edited 2010-08-26 11:15:09]

User currently onlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24926 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 2):
Though I accept that with the odd woman for Scotland last year

Believe it or not, Susan Boyle still lives a fairly normal life, still lives in her old house. Unfortunately she was the target recently of some neds on board the same train as her from Edinburgh to Blackburn (West Lothian).

Reduced to tears by a bunch of retards  



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

ummm I see a bad singer and she does not look like she is mentally ill...Not sure what you are basing her being mentally ill on...

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Quoting greasespot (Reply 4):
ummm I see a bad singer and she does not look like she is mentally ill...Not sure what you are basing her being mentally ill on...

The basis that she actually is, and hid it from the shows makers. It was found out, and after advice they acknowledged it was best to take her out of the show, a very "good" decision..

No Humiliating etc.


User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (3 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

ok so then they were laughing at a bad singer who they had no idea was mentally ill ...then they found out after the show that she was in fact mentally ill ...oh the animals.....  

gs



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1):

Everyone going on the show knows what to expect!

Unless they can't comprehend what being laughed at by millions is like. I'm not sure I could comprehend that, and I'm not vulnerable.

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1):

Humiliation, well, that's the singers own fault for thinking they are good...

Are you suggesting that there aren't vulnerable people who shouldn't be subject to the brays of an audience laughing at a percieved freak?

It doesn't strike you that this person perhaps doesn't understand the full implications of degrading themselves on national TV?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm9jBH7ufRU&feature=related

Let's have a look at the first few comments on that video. Read these and tell me this vulnerable man isn't being humiliated:


OMFG THIS IS THAT BEST VID 
YOUR THE WORST SINGER IVE EVER HEARD
THANK YOU
NO ITS NOT THANK YOU YOUR COMPLETELY USELESS o.O
WELL I GOT 3 NO'S BUT AT LEAST I CAN STILL WORK IN THE CHICKEN FACTORY xD

IVE PISSED MYSELF!

stick to pluckin chickens u loser ha ha ha ha ha,, u freak

this guy hasnt quite got all his marbles there i think. lolllll

guanteed pedophile

lol, my brother works at a chicken factory but he's not this fucked up XD


Quoting greasespot (Reply 6):
ok so then they were laughing at a bad singer who they had no idea was mentally ill ...then they found out after the show that she was in fact mentally ill ...oh the animals.....

Clearly the fact that she appeared so deluded by her own skill, and acted so bizarrely, was an indication to ITV that they had a duty of care and ensure she wasn't humiliated. Remember ITV have pre-auditioned all these people, they know what her performance was like.

Let's imagine a show where the entertainment was found at watching a crippled person try to run, or a blind person try to play darts, or a cancer sufferer going to a barbers. There's no entertainment in watching ill and vulnerable people humiliate themselves.


User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (3 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

I saw the same video. She did not look mentally I'll. Just a bad singer. Believe it or not most bad singers know they are bad and are not deluded. They go on the shows for a lark.


I saw that first hand when Canadian idol was here in town for autitions.

So again. They made fin of a ad singer and did not know she was mentally ill until after the show. You only know she was mentally ill because it has been reported.

Gs



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
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