Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Subtle Message

Last night we watched the premier of Mike and Molly. A seemingly innocent story of two lonely people who meet and fall in love. The premise is sweet but I was disturbed by a couple of subtle messages I picked up on. The first was "Yes, we are fat therefore we are funny," and I caught 2 blatant homophobic comments that were in  bad taste, uncalled for, unnecessary (Come to think of it, if it's homophobic it will always be in bad taste, uncalled for and unnecessary.... you know what I mean.) I detest name calling and humour at the expense of an other's feelings. Morbidly obese people have an addiction to eating the same way an alcoholic has an addiction to alcohol.
Our society is degrading more in every way if this is the best television can come up with in the way of "entertainment."
Had this program been about how two shy people "who happened to be overweight" meet and fall in love, I think would have had some merit. Remove "overweight" from the equation and there is no story.
There could still have been humour but this is unkind and I was embarrassed for them.

1 comment:

Granny's Girls said...

It is alot funnier when in good taste! I agree with your point.