No bullying this season on Biggest Loser

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No bullying this season on Biggest Loser
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Tue, 01-08-2013 - 10:27am

"The Biggest Loser" season 13 became pretty ugly at times last year, and it wasn't from the contestants vomiting due to exercising too hard. No, it was because of the bad behavior from several players -- most notably, Conda Britt -- who viewers and even trainer Bob Harper blasted as "bullies."

But all those verbal attacks, backstabbing, eye rolling and more from the past season? Don't expect to see that this time around.
http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2013/01/08/16400434-biggest-loser-producer-there-was-no-bullying-this-season?lite

Executive producer Eden Gaha said not having two seasons in one calendar year gave them the time to find the best cast they've had in a long time. There won't be onscreen bullying, but the topic will be addressed, given that the show also has three teens who are victims of bullying.

"There’s several episodes where we actually talk about bullying, and they’re emotional. They’ll tear at you," said Broome. "And to hear it come out of the kids’ mouths and hear what they’ve been going through ... you can understand why they’re reaching out for help."

I'm glad to see that the show is taking a stance against bullying. One would hope more reality shows start taking a cue on focusing more on how to deal with life issues like this, rather than glamorizing bad behavior. What do you think?

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Wed, 01-09-2013 - 12:39pm

I always took the bullying to be nothing but pure show business to keep people's attention. I seriously doubt any of it was real. It'll be interesting to see how the season goes with no drama.

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Wed, 01-09-2013 - 12:51pm

brensticker wrote:
<p>I always took the bullying to be nothing but pure show business to keep people's attention. I seriously doubt any of it was real. It'll be interesting to see how the season goes with no drama.</p>

Yeah, as if the plain out physical and mental stress and emotion wasn't enough to deal with! It would be nice to see the people offer more support and encouragement to one another and leave all the catty snipping and drama at the curb!