Honestly I think they are interesting and can be funny. But some people say the shows are racist and harmful to the individuals that are portrayed on there.
Most Helpful Girl
I love those shows hahah. I'm a bit conflicted myself. Part of me is sympathetic towards these people, because obviously someone who had a good life and who was happy wouldn't be in these situations, but at the same time, I'm a firm believer that we create the life we live. They made a series of decisions that led to this moment of being on a show like this. They may have been troubled, but we are not slaves to our pasts and we are not victims of our lives.
Part of me doesn't care about the criminals because they got themselves in that position and they deserve punishment for their stupidity, but another part of me knows it's a lot more complicated than that.
Either way, I like those shows.1
Most Helpful Guy
Nobody appears on Cops unless they've had the cops called on them! It's not like they go around picking and choosing the stories to be racist - half the people you see arrested on Cops are pot-bellied toothless white trash who stagger around in front of their trailer waving a bottle of JD and insisting they didn't do *bleep* nothin'1