Let me start this rant off by saying that I along with my family watch the TV show Glee and have since it first aired. I don’t know how many of you watch Glee, but I have to say that I’m surprised that someone else hasn’t picked up on this. That is that Glee is probable the most hypocritical shows on TV right now. The popular kids i.e. the football players and the cheerleaders (that are never out of uniform) are constantly throwing slushies (large iced syrupy drinks) in the faces of the misfortunate.
The character of Sue Sylvester is the biggest bully of them all, insulting and degrading everyone she comes into contact with. She has derogatory names for each cast member (Kurt / Porcelain etc) and for some reason the fans must love it or the producers wouldn’t encourage it. Not only are they encouraging it this year, they’ve kicked it up a notch. This season, after many of the cast have graduated, a new head cheerleader has taken Quinn’s place.
One of the newbies, Sue Sylvester’s “new head bitch” is Kitty (Becca Tobin), a cheerleader who has no problem telling people what she’s thinking. She’s horrible, rude, degrading, and just downright mean. She pushes others around and acts like a bully on steroids. It’s hard to watch. I really don’t know what the producers are thinking. I mean if this behavior is encouraged on TV, don’t you think that students in REAL schools aren’t going to emulate this?
The show even devoted one show last season to anti-bullying. If this isn’t hypocritical I don’t quite know what is. We are thankfully in an era where bullying has begun to not only be noticed but attempts are being made to stop it from happening. I understand that the strong will always enjoy power over the weak but do we have to encourage this on a popular TV show. I would love to hear your input.
This is my reality show! It’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it!