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Poll: Do reality TV shows set a bad example for home drinking?

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REALITY TV SHOWS such as the TV3 hit Tallafornia or MTV’s Jersey Shore have come under criticism for their depictions of heavy alcohol consumption.

Drink Aware says the shortlisted entries for its third-level student competition on responsible drinking focus on the side of Ireland’s drink culture which is being neglected by reality TV – the cost of heavy alcohol consumption on health and on relationships.

Senator David Norris recently described Tallafornia as “a seriously drink sodden programme where young people in my opinion are exploited”, to which the broadcaster said that Tallafornia is an entertainment programme which is “about fun”.

Do you think reality TV shows set a bad example for drinking at home?


Poll Results:

Yes (751)
No (461)
I Don't Know (87)



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