Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Japan attempts a real-life Truman Show

I don't even know what to make of this horrible, horrible report of a Japanese game show. The show took an unwilling man and trapped him naked in a sealed apartment for a year, forcing him to enter contests to win the basic stuff of life. He was finally released but not before having been without human contact for over 8 months.

If Americans did this kind of thing to a terrorist, we'd be accused of torture and the lowest kind of ethical violations. If someone did this to a dog, PETA would be out front picketing for months at a time. But to at least one Japanese producer, this was simply entertainment.

It makes you wonder what kinds of abominations we would accept, if they are only presented as "comedy."

1 comment:

shadowmom1 said...

This does nothing to lift my current sour mood. It does confirm the Christian view that all humans are capable of (and prone to) evil.