'Please don't do this': teen blames J...

'Please don't do this': teen blames Jackass for setting friend on fire

There are 1 comment on the The Age story from Sep 10, 2012, titled 'Please don't do this': teen blames Jackass for setting friend on fire. In it, The Age reports that:

A teenager who celebrated his 17th birthday by pouring petrol on a friend and setting him on fire blames his action on the TV show Jackass .

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Since: May 11

New Zealand

#1 Sep 10, 2012
Hmm could it be said then if all the pregnant teens around here blamed their pregnancies for the "Teen Mom" marathons all day everyday?
This type of thinking is more common than we think.

He obviously wanted to try out something he was fantasizing about without regards to any consequence. If these programmes are indeed increasing this sort of behaviour then shouldn't this be rated for an older audience. Reality TV shows have more influence than we think. We had the Jersey shore epidemic where guys would get boisterously loud and emulate the boys of jersey shore. Then there is the kardashian epidemic..

Yes I liked MTV when I was a kid, that's because there wasn't any false advertising. MTV was music television, now it's just a dump for the most trashiest reality TV shows.

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