Dating Naked Contestant Sues VH1 for Nudity

Dating Naked Contestant Sues VH1 for Nudity

Fans of Dating Naked (both the show and the trendy new way to meet that special someone) are already familiar with the lady bits slip that happened in late July and the pending lawsuit. It’s been a difficult time for everyone as Janet Jackson and other pioneers of “accidental” nudity have been conspicuously silent on the subject.

Every once in a while there’s a defining moment like this in our society and no leaders can be found. No one steps up to the plate to help us process it all and move forward as a country.

Standing by on the sidelines, watching the public try to make sense of an event like this wouldn’t be right. No respectable personal injury attorney can stand idly by while there are questions in need of answers.

Do we side with VH1 for creating a dating show that manages to stand out among even the most quality reality television programming? Or do we side with the poor actress (and model) who couldn’t be expected to understand the risks in voluntarily being filmed wrestling naked in the mud?

According to E! Online:

“Plaintiff…was shocked, horrified and outraged to observe this intrusion into her privacy for all to see,” reads the suit. “Immediately Plaintiff became subject to ridicule by those watching…Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment…Defendants knew or reasonably should have known that broadcasting an individual’s vagina and anus on national cable television would cause substantial and severe emotional distress.”

Asking the Right Questions Is Key

If Dating Naked is to survive as a show and a concept, we need to ask ourselves — who is really hurt by the flashy July episode?

Imagine the stress of being asked to censor a show devoted to nudity. Will no one ever think of the unsung heroes who spend their lives making nudity safe with black boxes, checkered smatterings of flesh tones, and unfocused splotches of unidentifiable skin?

The most disturbing part of this whole ordeal is that we can no longer be confident that Dating Naked is a family friendly show. All the good, hard-working Americans who had planned to sit down with their children after dinner to watch the program are the real victims. Now they’re forced to explain to their children the dangers of wrestling naked on camera for consumption by a national audience. They’re the ones who will have to find another show to watch on Thursday with their families.


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