In light of Shain Gandee’s death, I think it only makes sense for MTV to cancel ‘Buckwild.’ Find out why I think ‘Buckwild’ should be canceled.
Anybody who’s watched Buckwild knows that every week, the cast performs reckless stunts including making potato shotguns, racing through mud in ATV vehicles, rolling down hills in large tires, jumping off bridges, and so much more. Shain Gandee‘s death was the direct result of one of these wild acts, and it’s time for MTV to put a stop to this dangerous show.
‘Buckwild’ Encourages Reckless & Dangerous Behavior
The cast prides themselves on doing wild and crazy things that are dangerous. In the show’s original promotional trailer, Buckwild star Ashley Whitt is quoted as saying, “That’s nuts — we shouldn’t be doing this.”
The whole show’s premise is based upon showcasing dangerous behavior by young people and saying that it’s fun. It’s like Jackass, but with amateurs. And the allure of doing this in front of cameras probably only makes the cast want to take more risks.
Clearly, it provided encouragement for Shain to take risks in his off camera life. By doing these things in front of the camera, Shain was being given a green light to take risks — to indulge in risky and potentially dangerous behavior.
The Young Cast Members Are Vulnerable To Making Irrational Decisions
The entire show is based around being crazy and wild. It’s one thing to have people who are trained stunt people performing what looks like dangerous stunts, but it’s another thing to have regular young adults performing such acts.
A study done by the University of Rochester Medical Center shows that the rational part of the brain isn’t fully developed until the age of 25, so people this age think they’re invincible. Shain was 21-year-old at the time of his death on April 1. Sometimes, young adults have a hard time making good judgement calls. But Buckwild is all about making bad judgement calls.
MTV Needs To Cancel ‘Buckwild’ After Shain’s Death
Out of respect for Shain’s family, MTV should cancel the series. Does MTV really want to air footage they’ve already filmed of Shain? It will certainly be painful for his family to see that. Also, for the family to see Shain’s friends engaging in equally reckless behavior in the future would be just as painful.
We think it’s important that Shain’s parents have a say in any decisions regarding the future of the show, and the cast members should be able to decide whether they want to continue as well. Shain’s death likely put an enormous damper on the whole experience.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU agree? Should Buckwild be canceled? Vote below!
— Jenny Pickard
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