Will New Reality TV Show Exploit Women With Eating Disorders?

The Stir | November 11, 2011 - 11:40 am

We’ve seen drug addicts, teen moms, chronic hoarders, and a host of people with other serious issues sacrificed to the reality TV gods — their deeply personal troubles and struggles paraded before us for our casual entertainment. Now, apparently, it’s people with eating disorders’ turn.

Yep, Lifetime TV has announced plans to premiere a new reality show following people with eating disorders, “Starving Secrets,” on December 2. The show’s host, Tracey Gold, who as a teen starring on the sitcom “Growing Pains” went through her own struggle with anorexia nervosa, swears the show will be tasteful and not exploitative, but honestly, I have a hard time believing that will be the case. Read more…