9 Forgotten Reality TV Scandals

  
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Reality TV. Is there any greater culprit in the spoil of western society? And yet, we’re obsessed with it. If anything, reality television offers an excellent glimpse into life, and how everything is manipulated in some way, shape or form. With any aspect of real life, even when manipulated for the sake of broadcast, there is drama. And when it comes to reality TV, there’s a whole lot of residual drama, because people with no discernible talent to entertain have been labeled celebrities. Here are nine scandals most have forgotten.

9. Richard Hatch – Survivor

He was the first winner of the popular reality show that pitted contestants against one another in order to live in remote locations, and win competitions. It was also the first of the reality TV spectrum to have cast members vote on the fate of contestants. That was the draw. Richard Hatch went down in game show/reality TV history as the first winner of Survivor. The prize was handsome, and it undoubtedly put him on an earmarked list with the IRS. In 2006, Richard was convicted of tax evasion, and was sentenced to a 51 month prison term for his crime. The IRS didn’t complete its investigation until he was released from prison. Something doesn’t seem right about that, but… when you’re a TV villain in the way Rich was a TV villain, there’s not a lot of sympathy for being wronged.

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Photo by BDG / Rex Features

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8. Rob Kardashian – KUWTK

There is a myriad of scandals involving Rob Kardashian, some of which are silly for being scandalous. The weight gain and weight loss issues, we’ll skip over, but his skipping of Kim and Kanye’s wedding, we will not. We still don’t know what happened with this. The rumor mill pumped out several juicy stories, not all of which — or perhaps none — were true, but the ones suggesting Kim’s disdain for Rob’s appearance seemed to hold the most weight. We were all hoping that it was something stemming from Rob’s disdain for the nonsense surrounding the wedding itself, and his taking a stand against the societal waste that his family continuously rains on western world culture. But… it was probably him sick of hearing stuff about being overweight, and not looking good in his tux.

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Photo by MediaPunch / Rex Features

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