Reality dating teens
If your aspirations are to become famous and make tons of money, know that it is sometimes easier to accomplish these days by appearing on reality shows.
We live in a society that rewards people for knowing how to party hard, like the cast of “Jersey Shore,” date an athlete, like the women of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” and even get pregnant in high school, like the now tabloid-famous reality stars of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom.” This summer, MTV premiered season three of its hit TV show, “Teen Mom.” The show is about a group of teens who have recently given birth.
What the two friends have called a coincidence has fueled speculation that they got pregnant for fame’s sake.
The sensationalism and glamorization of teen pregnancy through the shows “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant” and the media are sending the wrong messages to already hormonal teens.