white contestant on African Big Brother is controversial.

white contestant on African Big Brother is controversial.
Namibian citizen Stefan Ludik represents his nation on Big Brother Africa, “but protestors say he should not be eligible for the hit reality programme because his ancestors came from Europe,” the Guardian reports. He’s the only white contestant on the show, and his country has “small white minority,” and that has led to controversy. The show is “being watched by 20 million viewers in more than 40 countries.” according to the Guardian.
+ also: “Critics say the contestants are all well-educated, middle-class hip-hop lovers who reinforce Western ideas of how modern Africans should behave.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.