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Over the past few years reality TV has turned out to be an outbreak of the American culture Although it has been present in our culturefor decades it has recently taken a different turn Lets take a lookat some of the recent reality TV shows such as Jersey Shore the RealHousewives of Atlanta and Love Hip-Hop All these shows have had ahuge influence on audience behaviors mostly teens due to the factthat violence sex and drugs can play a huge role in a teenagerslife At such a young age they are still trying to process andunderstand who they are Due to Reality TV the American Image has beenredefined because we are allow ourselves to be seen as out of controlhuman beings In reality TV show Jersey shore has showed adults who portraythemselves as absolute delinquents drinking partying and brawlingwith one another Not only does the show stereotype Caucasians but italso puts pressure on teens and makes it seem like its all right toact in such a way The article Archive of Childhood states teenage girls are going to Halloween parties dressed as SnookieNicole Polizzi and boys are using words like grenades and DTF intheir everyday conversations This proves that the Jersey Shore creware idols to teens because to be able to drink party and have sexbasically living the carefree lifestyle and getting paid millions ishopeful in a way to teens because it sends out the message that youdont have to go to college to become somebody and acting like theyact is the way to success These shows in general have influenced theyouth in various ways that are mostly negative The Real Housewives of Atlanta on the other hand not only puts womenbut African American women in a negative light 25-year old ShaylaWooten states that African-American women are portrayed in themost stereotypically way ignorant angry mistrustful aggressivegold-diggers and loud Wooten The fact of the matter
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