MTV’s new docuseries ‘Ghosted’ slammed for promoting stalking

MTV launched a teaser for its new present, “Ghosted: Love Gone Lacking,” and never everybody is worked up about it. The community is dealing with backlash for glorifying stalking.

Within the docuseries, hosts Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills “assist distraught people observe down and confront a former lover, good friend or member of the family in an effort to uncover the cruel realities of why they ‘ghosted’ them,” based on the present’s press launch.

“The time period ‘Ghosting,’ the act of ending a relationship by abruptly chopping off communication with out clarification, was born out of the present ever-changing digital panorama,” the press launch continues. “The investigative collection explores how social media has related the world greater than ever, whereas additionally undercutting our means to deeply join and talk.”

Folks have been fast to name out MTV for romanticizing harmful habits.

“That is so creepy and f***ed up and why the f*** is a television present selling literal f***ing STALKING!?!??” one particular person exclaimed. “CANCEL #Ghosted earlier than it f***ing airs.”

“[MTV] has this new present #Ghosted the place they assist individuals discover and confront dates who ghosted them. Ghosting is so distasteful. However fast reminder that the individuals you date do not owe you s*** and ‘discovering’ somebody who has made it clear they do not wish to speak to you is stalking,” one other wrote.

Many individuals tweeted in settlement.

Some individuals tweeted that if an individual agreed to be filmed for the truth present, they seemingly gave their consent to take part, so it is not technically stalking.

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“You do notice that individuals should signal authorized paperwork that offers consent to mtv crews to indicate up at your door?” one particular person wrote. “They prep you beforehand & you’ve a selection in whether or not you wish to be concerned.”

One other consumer identified one thing comparable, claiming, “U and the one that ghosted u earlier than should be down. I keep in mind making use of on backstage and so they wished my ghoster’s e mail so they may ask permission. However clearly I ain’t have it [laughing emoji] y’all have to recollect actuality television is 90% scripted so chill out. Nobody was stalked, all people paid.”

However there’s the argument that MTV continues to be selling a harmful premise.

“By leaving out the half the place that consent is granted MTV is presenting a scenario the place somebody is demanding they be current in somebody’s life that clearly didn’t need them there. And their goal demo begins at 12yo. Fairly harmful mannequin,” one particular person responded.

Yahoo Leisure reached out to MTV for remark in regards to the criticism, however didn’t instantly obtain a response.

MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Lacking premieres Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

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