I actually used to enjoy the show Cribs on MTV. I admired the wonderful things and album or in some cases song could buy people. The rappers with their 20 cars or the basketball players with their custom made beds to fit their long legs. Now, I have outgrown this show and for the most part MTV the channel (except for teen mom, I’m riveted). While channel surfing I saw Teen Cribs listed and hit select out of curiosity and boredom. What I saw appalled me. I was under the misconception it was a spin off featuring the homes of teen singers and stars. It’s a spin-off alright but it features children lucky enough to be born to wealthy parents. It should not be called Teen Cribs; it should be called spoiled brats who live in large parentally acquired housing. The kids seem nice enough while interviewing until the end when they dive into their parent’s pool or ride ATVs on their parents sprawling property, then their all “bye losers”. I had no problem with the original Cribs because I figured those people had worked hard to earn it. These kids haven’t done anything yet and the “Cribs” aren’t really theirs. I didn’t own my parents house. I just stayed there until the day I could afford my own digs which were only worthy of a show that could be called “Cribs On a Budget”. In a recession I heavily doubt that some kid is happily sitting at home with his dad who has been laid off and mom who has been cut to part time, standing next to his/her near empty fridge, watching some little 13 year old skateboard from his room to the dining room complete with candy chandeliers and a carousel. Talk about depression factor. I would like the show more if the parents were featured in it and it was called “Family Cribs” or “Yo Momma’s Cribs” because then it would represent reality. The parents have worked very hard for what the teens are enjoying and should be present at all times. But I do not and will not enjoy watching some teen waltz around like scoring in the parental lottery was an accomplishment all their own. Yeah, I’m bitter, but I know I’m not the only one who’s thought this.
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