Controversial Subjects

Trump’s Ban Against Transgender Serving in the Military

During the Obama administration, there were two notable changes made to military policies. One of which was the lift on the ban of transgender citizens serving in the military, put into place in 2016. Fast forward less than a year later, the newly appointed Commander-in-Chief, President Donald Trump makes moves to reinstate this ban with a target effective date of …

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Racial Divisions in the USA as a Result of the Recent Election

Racism has always been a highly contentious topic in the USA. While enormous leaps and bounds have been made since the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, there remains a lot of work to be done, and at times it appears the nation steps backwards instead of forwards. For some, the idea that the recent election of President Donald …

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Why Are Roles For Minorities Limited?

The issue of race within the world of film and television has been a much discussed topic over the last few years. With more and more calls to end the Hollywood trend of whitewashing, it can be hard to believe this is still an issue in 2017. But while we look to the news and see the rising tide of …

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How To Balance Our Own Moral Beliefs Against Reality Television

The modern television world has been dominated by reality TV over the ten years or so. The programs themselves differ massively. From documentary style shows, to competition based programs; reality has dominated the televisual landscape with no signs of slowing down. This is down to a couple of factors. Reality TV is cheap to make. With no professional actors needing …

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Police Brutality in The USA

It is an uncomfortable and sad thing to consider the rise in police brutality in the USA in recent years. This phrase refers to the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers and can extend to abuse in penal facilities. There is an increasing awareness about police brutality, and an increased tension between citizens and law enforcement officers. Questions …

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Physical Disabilities on Television

When you think about television shows you may have seen either based around a character or including a main character with physical disabilities do you think anything of it? Do you question why the producers would even contemplate such a storyline? Probably not. So why don’t we see it more often? Apart from providing some form of entertainment, the producers …

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Black Lives Matter: Racial Profiling

Racial profiling is not something which ought to exist in any civilised modern society – and most people across the globe would agree. It is the practice of targeting an individual based on their race and a stereotype about their race, rather than any evidence or circumstances. It is a serious form of racism which should never have existed, but …

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Top Reality TV Celebrities Who Died. Was It Pressure Related?

The entertainment industry lost a large number of celebrities during the past couple of years. Muhammad Ali and David Bowie were some of them. On the other hand, the reality television show industry also lost some of the well-known celebrities. Here is a list of reality TV celebrities who died during 2016 and 2017. Valerie Fairman Valerie Fairman was one …

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Reasons Why Shows Get Cancelled Due to Controversy

You would have seen that some of the television shows immediately stop telecasting after the first episode. Controversial issues can be considered as the main reason behind it. Here is a list of some of the television shows that got cancelled due to controversy. Take a look and see whether you have watched one of them. HERE COMES HONEY BOO …

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