Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We are a spiteful nation

Last night was the finale of "The Biggest Loser," a TV show on which contestants compete to see who can lose the most weight.
Viewers had an option to vote for one of two contestants who could be one of the Final 3 competitors and possibly win $250,000. The two contestants that viewers could choose from happened to be husband and wife. The husband, Ed, asked viewers to choose his wife. His wife, Heba, asked for the same thing.
Eighty four percent of viewers voted for Ed.
Well, whether it be via editing or whether she simply is what she is: Heba came off as quite the obnoxious bitch throughout the season, and there was just no way that loyal viewers were going to let her get her hands on $250K.
It's unfortunate for Heba, because I believe she might have won had she made it to the Final 3. She'd lost about half her body weight.
At any rate, I thought it quite interesting that so many Americans would choose to do exactly the opposite of what Ed and Heba wanted. Although Hubs and I didn't vote, it certainly occurred to us to do so, and if we had, it would have been for Ed, too.

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