Kendra says her “breeding” comment was “taken out of context” by the editors.

Kendra says her “breeding” comment was “taken out of context” by the editors.
Reality TV show editors must really hate all the blame that gets flung at them by idiot reality TV show contestants. The latest example: Amazing Race 6 winner Kendra Bentley. For example, in Senegal, which she called “ghetto Africa,” she said, “This country is wretched and disgusting. And they just keep breeding and breeding in this poverty. I just can’t take it.” And upon arriving in Ethiopia, Kendra complained, “It’s Ethiopia. It’s going to be depressing, and Third World. We just went to a Third World country.” Of course, these sentences were, she tells TV Guide,

“taken out of context. I was actually talking about the government and how they put people in these situations. They don’t give them opportunities for education or birth control. I think everyone should have the same opportunities that we do in America, but there are a lot of corrupt governments in the world and it’s heartbreaking to see the [effects of that]. I was actually voicing my passion and anger toward the government, and it made it sound like I was being insensitive toward the people, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

We stand corrected; the secretary general of the UN will certainly be calling her soon to serve as a special envoy to help fight those oppressive governments.
+ also: Freddy and Kendra plan to give some of their $1 million to charity. Seriously.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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.