NOW8NEWS: People are exploited all the time. By companies, by the government and even by family or friends. It’s a crazy world out there, and every time we hear stories like this we still find them shocking to the core. When the truth of the matter is, we shouldn’t trust people or turn our heads the other way. People need to guide and protect their children. And with television, it is the one thing nobody should ever trust as you will read now and realise.
1. Hit Tv Shows
There are quite a few very popular reality tv shows, and it seems teen pregnancies is quite a popular theme. But being a reality show, trying to find interesting families to watch can be almost impossible. So it comes as no surprise that exploitation will take place. People will do anything to make extra money, and that includes paying teens to impregnate girls with interesting families to try and attract more viewers.
The show ‘Bump in the Road’ has been targeted by a lawsuit against the show’s producers for paying teenage boys to have sex without protection to attempt to impregnate them. They tried to target certain areas to try find more interesting families to get on their show. The producers have been called, “a hazard to American families and the next generation of adults” by Amy Hampton, the lawyer for the plaintiffs.Source
The scam was accidentally discovered after a girl found some text messages on her boyfriend’s phone. These terrible messages were discussions on things such as how big a hole should be poked in a condom. Miss Hampton has said that, “Teen boys were told to poke holes in condoms and other deceitful acts. When the girls found out, they were traumatized. Their entire lives could have been affected.” But luckily, no incident has been reported of a girl actually falling pregnant. But we would all like to know about how long this scam has been running.Source
So far nobody has been interested in buying the show and airing it. One TV executive has said anonymously, “We were not interested in the show when it was pitched. No one was aware of these allegations. We do not and would never condone these actions.”