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Dutch reality show's prize: a kidney

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by Le Male Absolu, May 30, 2007.

  1. Le Male Absolu

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    Man, I was just right now going to make a thread about it. I bet you read the article in Le Monde?

    Anyway... So, you put 3 people in a row, and you give a woman the power to give health to one of them. And they must try to look good in order to receive a kidney from this all-powerful woman. They have to act good in order for the woman to think they are better than the two others. The donor is racist? If there's a black candidate, he's screwed. The donor likes tall men? If one of the candidate is a small woman, she's screwed. How fucked-up is that?

    I guess I shouldn't be shocked. If Endemol could make money out of a reality show based on summary executions, it would. They would call it "The Death Camp Show". Viewers would get to choose who is executed each week. The winner gets to record a pop song with a music industry major.
     
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    I saw it in the tv show of Morandini on Direct8

    I don't the idea of choose the a person on tv. And the viewer can vote of one of them. The channel make money on the misery of people
     
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    I could always use a third kidney.
     
  5. Pilaf

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    My point of view is that if everybody in the world signed up to be an organ donor, and if every usable organ were available for transplantation, the need for sensationalist, shallow garbage like this would be eliminated.

    I'm a registered organ donor. Are you? That's all you can do, really. It's easy and it takes nothing from you that you'll need anymore. If not, then why not?
     
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    Well I think that a show like that should never be aired or even thought of. But it has happened. I don't like that fact that some else has power over another person like that.
     
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    Give it to someone who actually needs it.
     
  8. Totally agreed. :notrust
     
  9. Amaretti

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    Well, I need a paperweight, so...
     
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    What a waste of a kidney...

    Finally, a reality show more pointless than America's Next Top Model!
     
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    They shouldn't put it up as a game. :oh

    Give it to the person who needs it. :notrust

    ON the other hand, I don't think I'd donate my organs even though I'm dead. :oh Or maybe.
     
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    Can't agree with you more. It's sad that it is planned this way.
    No further comments.
     
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    Always the dutch people,well i'm dutch but i ain't donatin a kidney!
     
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    i think its those who made the show should be penalized and also what did the censor board do?
    Not its work obviously.
    Donating organs in case of sudden death is important as it help save life, just like donating blood save lifes.
     
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    Read about this in my newspaper a few days ago. The women whose going to give up her kidney is a bitch. She should just donate it to someone who deserves it instead of making it seem like a game.
     
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    Oh god.

    I'm guessing all profits from this show go to her, right?
     
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    Reality just got much worse. :oh
     
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    It might be interesting to know that the man who grounded BNN died 5 years ago, because his new kidney was being rejected. That?s why the television network is closely tied to this subject.
    The purpose of this show is mainly to draw attention to the lack of donors (in Europe there are 40.000 people waiting for an organ) and to get a discussion started. And that?s what has happened now. Not only within our little country, but also in the rest of Europe and even outside.
    BNN lost some of his members with this action, but also gained them. There are also people who offered to give their kidney to the ?losers?. During the show the viewers get the change to send a message to get a donor registration form.
    BNN has made more programs that are on the edge. But the big donor show is probably the one who got the most attention.

    I don?t know what to think of it myself. I fully understand why people are disgusted with it. I myself thought it was a joke the first time I heard it. But they?re serious about it. I just wonder how BNN will pull of during the show.
     
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    That's pretty useless isnt it? Give it to someone who actually needs it
     
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    This ain't a reality show... That's just cannibalism. Oh the humanity.
     
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    Since this is a rather radical and unorthodox way of getting donors, I just hope that the show will benefit people in need. I do admit that its pretty disgusting though.
     
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    holland = crazy. this show = whore for ratings
     
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    Salutations to you buddy! Props for you. :nod
     
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    yeah i am organ donor but this show isnt about that, its called ratings ca-ching, dolla dolla dolla billz y'all
     
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    Whoa! The conclusion of the show: The woman who was giving away her kidney, was an actress! The people who were contesting for the kidney were 'real' though, they were in the complot. But no one won the kidney, because there was not such a price!
    The profits from the show are going to the kidney foundation.

    The purpose of this show was just to give a face to the patients.

    This really surprised me! But somehow I'm glad it turned out like this!
     
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    I'd be glad if it indeed ends up like this. Do you have a link to confirm that?
     
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    I'm Dutch myself and I've watched the show. During the show it was really a show thing. As if they were contesting for money (and not for a life). That kind of made me feel disgusted, but at the end of the show, when 'Lisa' was about to announce the one who 'won' her kidney, the host interrupted and cleared it all up and said it was all fake.

    All I can give you is articles in Dutch to confirm it, but once I find one in English I will put on a link.

    --edit-- found one!
    Dutch kidney reality TV show a hoax
    Spoiler:
     
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  28. Dan Hibiki

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    There are no limits in Holland when it comes to television. Any form of censorship is forbidden, so the government was basically powerless to begin with.

    The kidney, like some of you here thought wrong, was supposed to go to one of the 3 contestants who are all (still) in need of one. It was all a publicity stunt. Nothing else. The alleged terminally ill patient, appeared to be not so ill after all. =/ An actress, for crying out loud. Humorous, heh? :amuse

    The commotion caused by the show lead to a debate on the acute kidney shortage. Exactly what BNN was aiming for.
     
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    It a hoax but it reach its aim of creating awareness on organ donation.
     
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    mwah..much people here say its great that kidney transplantations are much talked about world wide because of the show but there are a lot of other more important things we need to solve first....especially in Holland....
     
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