It was recently announced that 6-year-old Alana Thompson (AKA Honey Boo Boo of "Toddlers and Tiaras" fame) will be getting her own spin-off reality series. This has got some observers raising ethical questions about kids in the reality show spotlight.
Today, Jian spoke to culture reporter Alyssa Rosenberg and professor
Alison Hearn about whether the reality TV industry needs a code of
ethics when it comes to the presentation of children.
interview and let us know what you think. Should there be a code of
ethics for children on reality TV? Where does the onus lie in terms of
responsibility? Do you think the audience bears some culpability here?