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Jeremery kyle AIBU

(78 Posts)
Domjolly Tue 19-Mar-13 15:31:09

Now whilest i think everyone has a right to apply to what shows they like i really think that some extra layer of safeguard should be had to apper of this show just watching now

The people on apper to have very low eye qs ( this is not a dig btw) i really dont think they can have any idea of how they are representing themselves on TV i would aimagin this would effect getting a job ect or are these people actors like TOWIEconfused

I belive that the philpots were on JK its the same
With BGT and things like that people are being taken advantage of on this show

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Mar-13 12:58:06

Every single real life true story type media thing is exploitive people watch it and read it that's why its still there.

FarleyD Wed 20-Mar-13 12:33:15

OP, you need to change your tv viewing habits - seems all the programmes you've been watching recently leave you in a state of outrage and/or moral superiority. Can't be good for you.

Kafri Wed 20-Mar-13 11:22:30

It's got worse as the years have gone on.
I used to listen to 'Jezzas confessions' on't radio which was rather entertaining to be honest blush
Now the JK show is just pure shouting - J shouting at guests/guests shouting at J/guests shouting at each other. His line 'it says Jeremy Kyle on the wall, i'm taking you shut up' really grates on me!!

The sentimental ones are quite sweet - when he's doling out special events for sick kids etc

But the rest are just pure tosh - especially the ones where he's preying on people who don't know any better.
As for the poster who commented about needing a SW ref - thats awful. The SW I work with have far too much to do to waste time filling out ref's for JK - none of them get to see the kids I work with as much as they would like cos of their caseload and the amount of paperwork that follows each visit.

hairtearing Wed 20-Mar-13 10:40:47

Its not quite up there with Maury yet is it? women who run backstage and cry when the 27th DNA test isn't 'the one' is awful its like watching an open wound and poking it.
And those poor bloody kids :/
I've been an audience member, its wasn't a particularly explosive one though.

It's a pile of wank. That is all.

BegoniaBampot Wed 20-Mar-13 10:29:38

Is anyone surprised that the production team manipulate the guests and wind them up? I find it hard to believe Kyle can be proud about how he earns a buck, he is smug, odious man. The show where a young guy threw an envelope at him was hilarious especially even he reacted as though a hand grenade had been Teton at him.

Tricia Goddard is just as bad now.

colleysmill Wed 20-Mar-13 09:37:51

From what I remember (it was a loooong time ago) I think she had but she was still waiting sometime later. These were the pre mobile days - she was in a phone box and the radio called her back as she didn't have a lot of coins on her.

zeldapinwheel Wed 20-Mar-13 08:57:34

I don't know about backstage aftercare, from what I've seen many of them could do with some backstage dentistry.

loopylou6 England Wed 20-Mar-13 08:46:22

Why on earth would she call a radio station and not the police confused

colleysmill Wed 20-Mar-13 08:21:43

In my younger days (showing my age) I used to listen to his radio show late at night on BRMB - he was known as Jezza then - and I remember loving it. people would phone up with problems and they would try and solve them. It was less controversial originally. At the time the callers all appeared to be genuine although I guess there's no way to confirm this.

I always remember one lady who phoned up in a complete panic having found a lost child in a park late one night whilst walking her dog - they helped her to call social services and the police.

seriouscakeeater Wed 20-Mar-13 08:18:58

I have actually emailed ITV on this before as its highly explotive to many of the guests. Jk is an odious man who leads his victims guests down the path of humiliation.
I can't bear to hear his voice and it gets switched off immidiatly .

fluffyraggies England Wed 20-Mar-13 08:04:12

I used to watch JK quite regularly, about 6 or 7 years ago. I found it fascinating and horrifying at the same time.

Then the fascination bit stopped and i started finding the whole thing utterly utterly depressing. I cannot and will not watch it now.

If i walk in and find the DCs (teens) with it on downstairs i make them turn it off, and tell them why. For the umpteenth time.

I think this must be similar to how my nan felt when, at 93, she said she didn't understand this new world and she was afraid of where it was going sometimes sad

<feels old>

ifancyashandy Wed 20-Mar-13 08:04:12

They don't get paid (OFCOM rules) and each person appearing has to provide 2 x people to corroborate their story (and those 2 corroborators must be different for all people involved in the situation). This helps prove the story is true.

CoteDAzur Wed 20-Mar-13 07:54:50

"The people on apper to have very low eye qs"

Oh the sweet irony smile

Yes, people on JK who make fools of themselves on national TV are clearly not genius material, but neither are their spectators whose idea of entertainment seems to be watching vile strangers scream at each other.

EmmaBemma Wed 20-Mar-13 07:44:55

"I judge the people who watch Jeremy Kyle far more harshly than the guests."

Me too. Whenever anyone tells me they watch it I can't help but like them a little less, even though I can no longer be bothered to try to persuade them with the arguments made on this thread.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Mar-13 07:44:51

But on the upside op, it gives you a very visible group of people to look down on and use to formulate many of your viewpoints about people.whilst being all superior.

If you hate it stop watching by watching you are contributing towards it existing.

But thanks for posting I had wondered where you got most of your views about life from,now I know.

OnwardBound Wed 20-Mar-13 07:43:12

I think this show is a disgrace and JK should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.

I used to watch the old Trisha show on occasion. Although this also had guests in obvious distress and despair, with drug and alcohol problems and quite possibly mental health issues to boot, at least it seemed that Trisha listened to their stories and tried to give them some helpful advice. She was quite firm on occasion but also reasonably compassionate. I think she may also have some training in counselling? But she also freely discussed her own mental health issues and experiences in therapy which I think might be very reassuring and encouraging to some of these unhappy individuals.

JK however belittles and berates his guests. He is a narcissistic egomaniac who thrives on being the big man, talking down to and humiliating these often disturbed and depressed individuals.

And he has very little wisdom nor common sense to impart anyway.

I struggle to see there is anything of value in his show, it is purely exploitative entertainment for the masses, like the colliseums of old.

One day I fear a real tragedy in terms of a guest who just couldn't bear being baited and humiliated in this terrible way, thus doing an injury to themselves or someone else sad

wanderings Wed 20-Mar-13 07:34:52

From the latest Adrian Mole book:

Pandora Braithwaite MP: "Oh I adore Jeremy Kyle, it helps us MPs know our constituents without having to visit their vile estates."

ithaka Wed 20-Mar-13 07:31:30

I judge the people who watch Jeremy Kyle far more harshly than the guests. How can they?

Groovee Uruguay Wed 20-Mar-13 07:20:04

Yes, they go round the area, knocking on doors and leaving leaflets. They manipulate them onto the show through telling them its a free holiday and then they light the firework and sit back and watch the explosions.

Its exploiting the vulnerable. Because at the end of the day that is what these "guests" are. Many stories have been fed back of no aftercare like Jezza claims. sad

PolarIceBears Tue 19-Mar-13 19:36:14

Grove, sorry don't quite get what you mean, do you mean JK staff offer free holidays then manipulate situations to get them on the show? shock

digerd Tue 19-Mar-13 19:14:33

And the DNA test is free.

Oodsigma Tue 19-Mar-13 19:06:21

I work for children's services, have worked with families who've been on JK. They often go on at very short notice so we wouldn't get time to see them between planning and appearing on the show. Colleague did manse to prevent a teen mum being on though.

loopylou6 England Tue 19-Mar-13 17:29:57

Someone I know has just recorded a JK show, you don't get paid, but you do get put up in a posh hotel.

marjproops Tue 19-Mar-13 17:28:04

Maybe the NSPCC and Social services should watch this show. Poor poor children, the real victims, my heart breaks for them.

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