Nowadays, we are as a society, so influenced by everything that we see on social media or television. In my opinion it is convincing especially the teenage and younger generations that they should live like this, look like that etc and it’s all false, but it is portrayed in such a way that people think it’s normal, but how normal is it really? I personally don’t think it’s normal, in fact it’s totally fake.
I recently tuned into one episode of Love Island. Now I totally understand how addictive a show like this can become, but the show for me is very worrying, especially as impressionable teenagers are tuning in.
I do wonder if I have lost touch or just got old, but is it normal to have botox, plastic surgery etc, and to be jumping in and out of bed with people after only knowing them a few hours, and then declaring that you love them more than life itself? Is that really how life is? Surely not!
There is a something very fake about society today that younger people are buying into. If you don’t have a bikini ready body or a six pack, or lips that make you look like a goldfish you aren’t normal anymore!
The people that enter shows like Love Island are fake. They are surely not typical of young people today. If they are then we are in trouble when your station in life is decided on how many instagram followers you have, or if your bum fits perfectly into that bikini or your guns are perfectly defined. Whatever happened to just being you?
Life is difficult enough at times and these sorts of shows do not help anybody in being comfortable with themselves feeling normal, and just being me. These shows are depicting an image that is totally false and quite honestly far removed from normal life.
The other day I read a newspaper headline that a previous contestant on Love Island had committed suicide at the very young age of 32. The story said she had money problems, and was suffering from depression. Where was the shows aftercare team? Why was she not being monitored to make sure no negative aspects of appearing on the show had left her feeling this way?
Social media and television shows such as Love Island have a responsibility to yes, entertain us, but should they carry a warning, especially for teenagers, that these types of shows are not real, it’s a game show with a prize and not remotely similar to real life?
I would love to know what you think .