Friday, February 9, 2007

Maui Fever - Not So Much

Maui Fever on MTV. Quite possibly the most digusting show on television. This show centers around teenage Maui locals and their constant quest to pick up female tourists. They pry them with smooth lines that are not really so smooth and as much alcohol as the tourists will drink. In light of Natalee Holloway and Aruba a couple of years ago, I certainly question how appropriate this show is and what it is encouraging the youth of today to take part in. It is, without question, glamourtizing the life that Joran Van Der Sloot and the Kalpoe Brothers lived in Aruba, the lifestyle that most likely directly or indirectly led to the death of Natalee Holloway, a tourist from Alabama. It is also telling young girls, it is ok and safe to drink with young boys, strangers, on a strange island and not worry about any repurcutions like rape or alcohol poisoning. Many of these tourist girls on the show, have no problem going off with these boys on boats or even to their homes. Now maybe these girls believe they are safe because of the mtv camera's and maybe they are but what happens to the girls that go on spring break this year and have a false sense of security based on the show. Teenagers already have a false sense of safety and with the encouragement of this show an even greater and inflated sense that it is perfectly ok to party and lose control and not suffer any repercutions. Like Aruba, there seems to be no parental supervision. I wonder how long before we hear that a girl has disappeared on Maui. I wonder was anything learned from Natalee Holloway?

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