Ugh. Are there any reality shows left on TV that are even remotely realistic?
Get this one -- 16 & Pregnant star Aleah Burke basically admitted the show is fake, or at least that what we're watching at home isn't exactly 100 percent true.
When asked by a fan whether or not MTV tells the girls what to say during certain scenes, she replied, "To an extent -- you do have to discuss the back history that you guys didn’t see lol."
The fan pretty much called her out because there are times when family and friends will ask things like, "How did you find out you were pregnant?"
Duh. Those are conversations that likely occurred off camera first, so it seems strange to have them all over again. I mean, isn't it odd how the cameras "just happen" to capture all of the stars' most dramatic moments in life at exactly the right time?
But honestly, we probably shouldn't be all that surprised that the majority of reality shows are somewhat scripted -- because it would make for pretty shitty TV if they weren't.
Can you even imagine how much junk producers have to edit out to create a storyline? Exactly. If they don't give the cast some direction as to what to say on camera, they'd never manage to crank out episodes worth tuning in for.
Still, I guess it is kind of a buzz kill that the dramatic moments we're watching have an acting component to them. But who are we kidding? It's not like this realization is going to stop us from getting our fix of mind-numbing television. It's simply way too good to give up due to such a minor detail.
Are you surprised that 16 & Pregnant is scripted?
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