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Debate Score:30
Arguments:24
Total Votes:35
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Is TLC's reality show "My Strange Addiction" fake?

YES

Side Score: 20
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NO

Side Score: 10
4 points

I am amazed that the average TV watcher is so damn gullible. Most "reality" programs in the modern day are scripted nonsense. if you watch carefully and critically, you can easily spot this. Stop letting yourself be lied to, and stop being a vessel for advertisers who hope you get off on fake sensationalism. Wake up!

2 years ago | Side: YES

After watching some of the show, some of the assumed strange addictions were just unrealistic as if these people are being paid to claim these outrageous acts. Seriously, who would even think about eating chalk.

2 years ago | Side: YES
LaIndy(1) Clarified
1 point

I used to eat chalk when I was a child. It was the chalk we were writing on the blackboard in class. And so did most of my classmates. Almost every child I knew in my school, at least tasted it because they saw other kids eating it. Some liked the taste some didn't. It was difficult for our parents to convince us to stop, so all the parents were telling their kids that eating chalk would make them sick and get a high fever after eating it. So, some kids were afraid of doctors and injections and they were staying away from it. None of the kids I knew including myself took that habit into adulthood, but it's kinda funny we all did it as kids (in my neighborhood).

1 year ago | Side: YES
dawnymama(1) Disputed
1 point

Apparently eating chalk is pretty common.when a woman signs up for w.I.c.,they ask you if you eat clay,chalk,ect...

110 days ago | Side: NO
Eaglecrash(1) Clarified
1 point

This is a symptom of a disorder called pica. It's a psychological disorder that makes people crave non-food items. It can indicate poor nutrition or anxiety.

98 days ago | Side: YES
1 point

Well I've seen about 8 episodes now, many of these addictions are almost certainly fatal. listening carefully to what is being said during the episodes, there is inconsitancies with the descriptions of their addictions and habbits throughout the episode. example: "Natasha's addiction started 7 years ago when she started eating chalk, 2 years later she started eating dry wall" Later in the episode: "Natasha has been eating Dry Wall for 7 years" This show may have some real cases of addiction, but for certain some of these are not real.

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

What is the probability of someone finding a person eating the ashes of her husband and getting permission and chance of broadcasting it to the masses?Some of the cases may be real, but most of them aren't.I can say the one with the inhaling mothballs could be real because i used to do that as a child, but not as the woman doing it in the show,I just liked to smell a sealed box of mothballs.

Anyways, Who drinks gasoline and lives to tell it to the world?

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

I know for a fact that this show is fake. Especially episode with the tanning addiction, the girl is a paid Hollywood actress. I was with her in line at the Price is Right, she was picked because she knows how to do an audition. Don't believe it? Check out her youtube page where she admits she is not addicted to tanning.

1 year ago | Side: YES
thatpandabit(1) Clarified
1 point

Actually, the show is fake. The show is about actors portraying people with those addictions so....

93 days ago | Side: YES
1 point

I am watching the first episode on netflix. The girl with the hair dryer addiction. The therapist she is seeing is a therapist, but the name given is not her name and the location is not Texas. I know this because I saw the same therapist for Adult ADD. The office is the same as when I saw her, but in Florida!

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

Most TLC's "reality shows" are staged, and it's pretty obvious actually, do you think people would admit doing weird shit on national TV? Some people would, no doubt, but most of the people(probably some are real like the one who eat stone) on the shows are clearly acting (e.g. the one who's obsessed with inflatable)....

1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

this has really gone out the door as far a realism is concerned, the idea that they would even right this off as real is insulting and ridiculous. I mean look at the video attached watch it and after, ask yourself "Is This 'Actually' real?". another instance is a young lady drinking gasoline, if you do some research you'd know that ingesting gasoline consecutively each day would rip you to shreds from the inside out. to everyone who believes that this show could be real, please.... take some time and REALLY LOOK at what you're watching. You'd be surprised what you Realize

Supporting Evidence: I Date My Car (tlc.howstuffworks.com)
1 year ago | Side: YES
1 point

I'm watching the drain hair/drywall episode right now. The drain hair guy's girlfriend couldn't keep a straight face during his "confession". Although before that scene appeared, I was already browsing this site because the drywall woman didn't ring true, either. I don't think the show is faked, per se (will have to check out the claim of the tan faker) but I think some people fake an addiction because they want to be on TV.

114 days ago | Side: YES
1 point

I watched the new season's special on Living Dolls. The two girls are TOTALLY scripted, why the hell would have Emily gone out looking for a job dressed like that, she knows she has no chance of being hired, especially in a garage. And seriously, asking her friends how far they'd go time look like a doll... These girls are into Lolita fashion, not into being living dolls. Some Lolitas don't even wear makeup and will never undergo plastic surgery. That question was scripted to make Emily say she'd gladly change her features if she was able to, an her answer was most likely scripted too. The part where she introduces herself to her family saying she's no longer Emily and she's now Luna Lovely is utterly ridiculous. Venus has acknowledged on her public Facebook that most of the content was scripted or manipulated to make her seem like what TLC wanted.

104 days ago | Side: YES

I believe so. This one lady had an addiction to drinking paint, and haven't even been to a hospital or die. She's has been droning paint for at least a few years, between that time she should have been in some type of critical condition or even dead!

104 days ago | Side: YES
1 point

Yes it's fake because even the Wikipedia article says that it's actors portraying people with these problems.

93 days ago | Side: YES

That is some weird stuff. How could anyone actually fake eating toilet paper. That is bizarre.

2 years ago | Side: NO
1 point

In each particular case, it could be one thing instances instead of repetitive.

2 years ago | Side: YES
LibertyLife(197) Disputed
2 points

Well that is possible, reality television is really not reality, it is not script, but it has a outline.

2 years ago | Side: NO
1 point

No , because there are osme weird addictions like that in the world . Like me , I used to smoke sticks , (sounds weird , but difficult to explain) and I used to eat guinea pig/rat food , because to me , it tasted good . So that show is not real , because I used to have some weird addictions .

1 year ago | Side: NO
1 point

I believe that the show is real because there was one episode where it showed a girl eating toilet paper...think about it idk about you but I don't think I could get paid enough to eat as much as she did on the show. And some girl ate friggen nail polish and there was one with a girl licking and eating cat fur. Who would fake that? I would never do any of the stuff thoes people on that show for money. Its all so gross. I bet there are people out there that are messed up and have "strange" addictions. I mean I'm addicted to cleaning my ears with q tips like everyday 2 to 3 times a day...people are weird. And who knows if some of the people that are on the show didn't just see the show and realize they need help but don't have the money or whatever to get help and they think 'hey this show could help me' so they call. But than again you'll prolly never really know unless your on the show or know the person personally. And if you think about it they most likely wouldn't be on this site answering this cuz they'd know already...owell.

1 year ago | Side: NO
1 point

I believe that the show is real because there was one episode where it showed a girl eating toilet paper...think about it idk about you but I don't think I could get paid enough to eat as much as she did on the show. And some girl ate friggen nail polish and there was one with a girl licking and eating cat fur. Who would fake that? I would never do any of the stuff thoes people on that show for money. Its all so gross. I bet there are people out there that are messed up and have "strange" addictions. I mean I'm addicted to cleaning my ears with q tips like everyday 2 to 3 times a day...people are weird. And who knows if some of the people that are on the show didn't just see the show and realize they need help but don't have the money or whatever to get help and they think 'hey this show could help me' so they call. But than again you'll prolly never really know unless your on the show or know the person personally. And if you think about it they most likely wouldn't be on this site answering this cuz they'd know already...owell.

1 year ago | Side: NO

I used to eat paper... Well.. I chewed it.

I swallowed it once and didn't like it.

98 days ago | Side: NO
1 point

I'm categorizing in "no", I think some of the peoples addictions are real. Some are fake. Like today there is a new episode of a grown man that went through multiple surgeries to look like Justin Bieber. I think the addiction is real, but they are definitely acting, you can tell. Then you have people eating makeup, yes it happens but they over exaggerate the addiction to a point where it may seem unrealistic. But yes, I certainly think the addictions are real but the actual tv show makes most of them unrealistic and overdone. But hey, you never know unless you go on the show.

84 days ago | Side: NO


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