Friday, August 20, 2010
I watch "Jersey Shore"
Yep, I watch it. I'm a 40 year old mom who likes to watch the stupid MTV show Jersey Shore.
But last night's episode left me sick to my stomach.
It's not their normal every stay stupid actions that left me feeling sick, it's the way Ronnie abuses Sammie.
If he were physically hitting her, it would be all over the news and he would be arrested. What he is doing is worse, he's mentally abusing her.
He treats her like crap, cheats on her, calls her nasty vulgar names (remember he called her the C-word in the Taxi) tells her to leave him alone and then when she confronts him, he tells her it's her fault & she apologizes.
Classic mental abuse.
In the episode last night Sammie tells the other girls to tell her if Ronnie is cheating on her and they're all nervous and not sure what to do. But what's the point, she's only going to go back to him every single time. That is exactly what I would have told her. "What's the point?"
Everyone in the house & the entire viewing audience knows what's going on, yet as recent as last weekend they were still together. (A friend of mine saw them at a bar in Seaside.)
I won't even talk about the example they are setting, because I don't let my kids watch it. I know some parents do and that's your decision. Maybe it can be a good way to start a conversation, especially with your daughters.
I used to joke and say that I wanted to ride on the "coat tails" of the Jersey Shore fame to further my business Names on the Jersey Shore but now, I don't know.
I still love living at the Jersey Shore but I don't know how I feel about having the name of my business, and my blog being associated with the name of a TV show that not only features mental abuse, but glorifies it.
Sorry for the dark post today, but I had to get it out and it is my blog!