5-year-old wants to kill Justin Bieber: yes, TLC can drag Toddlers & Tiaras lower

TLC has released a clip teasing tonight’s episode of Toddlers and Tiaras in which a five-year-old says she wants to kill Justin Bieber. Yes, the show that gave us a mother doping her kid up has found a new low.

In the clip, which is below, 5-year-old Bridgett says she wants to be an exterminator when she’s an adult. That’s on the disturbing/amusing line as she tells us, “I like to kill the worms; I like to kill grasshoppers; I like to kill bees.” The way she talks during the clip and laughter in the background suggests she’s being coached the entire time, which is both not surprising and obnoxious.

Then she says, “I like to kill Justin Bieber.” Adults laugh and she sticks her tongue out, because you know what’s funny? Goading a child into joking about murdering people.

Oh wait, that isn’t funny. And neither is TLC for promoting and airing this unethical, abusive show.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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