AR-News: 'The Osbournes’ "goes to the dogs"

jim robertson wolfcrest at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 14 23:44:10 EDT 2003


The Osbournes’ goes to the dogs


      With Ashley Pearson
MSNBC


      Aug. 14 —  Some fans of “The Osbournes” are not amused by the latest 
episode. In fact, one source says MTV has been flooded with calls of 
protest.



‘The so-called joke was disturbing and sick, not to mention completely 
alienating.’

         The wacky “reality” show featured Jack Osbourne killing the beloved 
family dog, but, in the end, the pooch-murder was revealed to be a hoax.
       It wasn’t just the dog-cruelty joke that upset people, however, it 
was moreover the idea of staging something in a show that is supposed to 
spontaneous — but has been accused of being staged.
       “The so-called joke was disturbing and sick, not to mention 
completely alienating,” complained one poster on TelevisionWithoutPity.com.

          “Unfunny and sick? Yes,” posted another. “Pathetic last grasp at 
the straws of their 15 minutes of fame? Without question. Revenge on those 
who have put them down? Perhaps. A huge slap in the face to those who have 
supported them? Absolutely.”
       MTV didn’t return calls for comment.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/943880.asp?0bl=-0


Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble 
people.
Alexander von Humboldt

In wildness is the preservation of the world. Thoreau

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