Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hate Mail & Harassing Phone Calls?

I just found out from Biggest Loser contestant Stacey that certain members of the show have been getting hate mail and harassing phone calls.

Now, I do understand that we can get caught up in the Biggest Loser tv show. We meet these people, hear their hopes & dreams and see them struggle to achieve these dreams. When they laugh, we laugh. When they cry, we cry. We feel their heartache and feel their pain. They are invited into our homes every week like cherished guests and become like family to us.

This is what is so amazing about the Biggest Loser tv show. How many reality shows out there can make us empathize with their contestants like this?

But, there comes a point where some people can go too far.

I understand how angry everyone is with Vicky, Brady and Heba. What we have seen portrayed on the Biggest Loser is one example after another of bad sportmanship and just mean & nasty behaviour by these three.

I have said before that even if Biggest Loser is biased that they fact remains that these people have said and done the things shown and I still feel that way. BUT, we also have to realize that these parts are pulled out of context during a weeks worth of filming. We also need to remember that being away from family & friends, exercising to the point of exhaustion and trying to work through the painfult things from our past that may have caused us to get to this point in our life could bring out the worst in most of us. We could say and do things that we later might regret and would rather not have had the world seeing them and later shoving them in our face.

What I am getting at is this:
It's ok to like some contestants better than others and to dislike certain people because of their behaviour but the bottom line is this is just a tv show- we don't really know these people and once this season is done most of us probably will never see these people again.

To go so far as to be sending hate mail and to be torturing these people with harassing phone calls is going too far.

Ok, if you are upset with the direction of the show- let Biggest Loser know what parts you don't like and what you do like. In this way you can have a positive influence to be sure that this might not happen again. This is using your feelings in a constructive manner instead of destructive.

If you are that upset then change the channel and wait till season 7 to come back to watch Biggest Loser.

As with anything in life, we have the choice to take what we like from what happens and remember it with joy.

And we have the choice to leave that which we don't like behind and just get on with our life.

Enjoy the good and forget the bad. Life is too short to get so worked up like this.

Is Vicky's behaviour something that we will remember 5, 10 years from now? Is it really that important?

It might feel pretty important right now in the heat of the moment but when push comes to shove and we get 5 or 10 years down the road we probably won't even remember Vicky's name or anything that she has done or said.

So, when Vicky gets to you just take a deep breath and remember- This too shall pass :0)

As for me? I can't wait till tuesdays Biggest Loser show. If Vicky falls below the yellow line I am sure that she will be going home and then everyone can relax and let go of all of this anger that is being bandied about on the net about her

And if she doesn't? Well, there is always next week ;0)

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