Thursday, May 14, 2015

* Why do people love TV pranks?

Pranks are a major part of the schedules of profit seeking commercial TV stations.

Sri Lankan actor Mihira Sirithilaka was once a victim of this kind of foolish prank by a local TV channel.

Recently, one such TV station performed an inhuman prank with an underage girl. The story was described by BBC like this.

A Mother's Day prank on Cambodian TV has backfired on social media, with the producers accused of cruelty to a teenage girl.
Autumn Allen, a 13-year-old American singer living in Cambodia, had just performed on a local television show last Sunday when she was told that she would be reunited with her mother.
Ms Allen has been living in Phnom Penh with her father since 2008. She last saw her mother, who lives in the US, when she was six.
Wiping away tears, Autumn told the show's hosts that it was her "dream to see her mother again".
"My mother last held and kissed me and told me that she would always love me," she told the audience.
But the promise turned out to be a prank staged by the TV station. Instead of Autumn's mother, a local comedian - dressed in drag - came out pretending to be her.
TV pranks are another aspect of the consumerism. The TV stations are manipulating the sadistic and fraudulent uncivilized inner mindset of people to sell these programmes. People watch these programmes since they love to see other people embarrassed.

Creativity is a waste here. Why must the people be innovative to cheat others?

But it happens in market. It happens in art and politics too. It happens in religion. Therefore, why not in media?

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