Pussycat Dolls: Dawn Explains It All
Dawn Ostroff is getting more flak for the news that not only is Asia not joining PCD, but also that she was under no obligation to do so—and that the group was under no obligation to take her. According to Buddy TV, one critic asked point-blank why anyone should bother to watch the show when the prize is meaningless. Ouch.
Here’s Dawn’s response: “Sometimes the winners [on this type of reality show] aren't the ones that have the big fame. It's the runners-up that have the fame,” she said. “There's no guarantee for how any of this will turn out.
“What the participants get is exposure,” she continued. “What participants get is to genuinely go into an experience where the experience is very pure. At the end of the day you can't make anybody do anything, but you've given them an opportunity. If the program is entertaining and it's fun or it's engaging in some way, that's what our responsibility is.”
Some of us might argue about how “pure” any entertainment PCD might provide would be, but we can kind of see her point. In competitions like this, the journey—or at least the episodes where we get to see pretty people act badly towards each other—is as important as the destination.
What do you think? Do you agree with The CW’s rationale that as long as we were entertained, it doesn’t matter if the winner joins the group? Or does this call the whole show into question for you?