The deceased Grammy winner was filming a reality show up until her tragic death in December, but on Feb. 12 it was confirmed that the show will still air, premiering in April. Is this in bad taste?
“Diva of Banda” Jenni Rivera‘s legacy will live on, and not just through her music. Jenni, 43, was tragically killed in a small plane crash on Dec. 9 in Mexico, and the Grammy winning singer had been filming a reality TV show right up until her death, which documented her life as an entertainer and mother of five children. On Feb. 12, the network Mun2 announced plans to air the show this April. Is this poor taste, or are they honoring a legend?
Jenni Rivera’s Reality Show Will Still Air
Mun2, the NBC-owned cable channel, a spinoff of Spanish-language Telemundo, said that I Love Jenni, the reality show based on Jenni’s life will premiere in April. This was reported by the New York Post on Feb. 13.
Is this really a good idea? While it will be nice for her family to have some more memories of Jenni, it may be in poor taste to air the last moments of her life on national television.
The Tragic Death of The ‘Diva de la Banda’
The Mexican-American singer died in a tragic Learjet plane crash, when the plane went down several minutes after take off. It lost contact with air traffic controllers, and crashed into the mountains in Nuevo Leon state, Mexico. Six people were killed, including Jenni.
This reality show will not be the only time fans will see Jenni again on screen, as her debut film, Filly Brown, will continue to have its original release date of April 2013. Jenni’s co-star and producer Edward James Olmos said that she “could garner an Academy Award for her work in Filly Brown.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think Jenni’s reality show should be aired, or is it poor taste?
— Eleanore Hutch
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