STATE OF THE 'E: BE A STAR!! Vicki Guerrero's A Pitbull!
by, 03-20-2012 at 01:32 PM (2633 Views)
Welcome to another blog edition of the OFTEN imitated but NEVER duplicated STATE OF THE 'E!! I'm not guaranteeing a long one today but I will say, it's about something that's been nagging me for a while and I need to speak out on it. I've noticed a disturbing trend in WWE TV and it all started about two years ago.
No, its not them shilling out KMart, nope not even their constant whoring of product. Not even the fact that their storylines have made no sense or about as much sense as a 67 year old man can make, nope not even about how the IWC complains about all of that, yet watches week in and week out.
BE A STAR!
Yes, the tool currently used by THE 'E to promote anti-bullying. I think its fantastic to promote anti-bullying but come on. This is ridiculous. I know people have commented briefly on this in the past but when you have a segment on RAW about how the Superstars went to Connecticut to promote anti-bullying, you spend 10 minutes of your show promoting it and what happens next?
Why, of course Vicki Guerrero comes out and Cole comments on her beauty, Jerry "The King" Lawler completely mushes the comment saying "I've seen a better face on a pitbull. You wanna talk about pretty, look at Aksana!" Regardless of what THE 'E may think, that is still bullying. Verbal and physical bullying is what they're supposed to be against. Vicki may not be a "typical" beauty but THE 'E are sending out the wrong message right after the right one.
So, why is it that every time we get a BE A STAR segment, we get a portion with someone being bullied but, no consequences happen? It's easy to "bully" someone and not having something happen to the bully. No one tunes into RAW for a moral lesson, no. They tune in to see people getting their "ass kicked". week in and week out.
In a world where fat jokes, race jokes, people being jumped from behind and everything else in between, BE A STAR is very much the WRONG environment for them to be participating in.
I remember a segment last year when the Bella Twins made fun of Kharma for being fat, then they ran a BE A STAR promo... WITH them on it talking about how wrong it is to make people feel bad about themselves. WTF? There's no consistency with this promotion. When it started, Sheamus was busy bullying RAW and SMACKDOWN! then he turns face and is all over the campaign talking about how HE was bullied. Really? REALLY?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. I believe that BE A STAR needs to go to a different format. Maybe Saturday morning cartoons? Maybe somewhere else. But, a show that focuses on storylines with groups being formed to take over and take as many people out by gang warfare, people attacking innocent bystanders (albeit 'E SupetStars) and everything else in between just is not a good fit.
It's a complete farce and excuse my language but also, a crock of shit too. The have a habit of treating every fan like they're a six year old with no memory of the past year or hell, something as quick as the last segment. I think I'm done here so, on that note I'm gonna go beat up someone, call them a myriad of names and then make a commercial about how wrong it is to do what I just did.
As per usual, leave questions, comments, death threats, lewd propositions and also, your internet bullying in the comment box below.
See Ya' Soon Space Cowboy...