Friday, March 06, 2009

America's Dumbest Supermodel

Debbie Schlussel writes that Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model is going the Rescue Me route with a 9-11 Troofer contestant:

The show begins its 12th season tonight, and with ratings waning, they're trying a new tack. In promos for the show that have been running for weeks, Tyra and friends have been promoting contestant Monique and her 9/11 truther views. The promos show her saying that she believes the U.S. government was behind 9/11, so that we could go to war.

Been there, heard that. Just because the new face repeating this old tripe isn't as ugly as Rosie O'Donnell doesn't make it any more valid. If Tyra Banks had any decency (and we all know she does not), she'd tell producers she doesn't want a 9/11 truther on her show, and that would have been the end.

Let me guess, she'll be the dumb one, standing there biting her lip as her supermodel career comes down in freefall speed?

As Debbie notes, the worst part about this is that the show is plainly aimed at young girls, poisoning their youthful minds.

One oddity; Debbie writes that the "Truther" is named Monique; looking at the Wikipedia entry on the current season (Season 12) I note that there is no Monique listed.

Here's the preview from YouTube:

Heheh. Okay, this may not be all bad.

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