Hi, we’re here to improve your house to the
point you can’t afford it anymore.
Written by Joe Wilson
NEW YORK (PoopyCaca.com) – The ABC reality shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the network’s latest outing, Welcome to the Neighborhood, which was cancelled before it ever aired, has cost the network big bucks and a few contestants their houses.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition producers never estimated the tax bill on the houses featured on the show, increasing their values and subsequent tax assessments out of the income range of the contestants, which has resulted in two foreclosures and several home sales.
One contestant, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said, “Everyone in my family is agoraphobic and they did a great job of making the house very cozy, completely sealed off from the outside world and removed anything that would feel like an open space. After they were done it was worth more than we could afford. They foreclosed yesterday and now we’re out of a house and are facing being homeless and agoraphobic.”
ABC’s new reality show, Welcome to the Neighborhood, would have shown three white, conservative, Christian families in Austin, TX who were given the power to choose who would move into a house on their block. When faced with contestants who were not white or who were “really, really gay” the conservative family values of the three families kicked in to gear, which angered both conservative and liberal organizations.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Family Research Council joined together in producing several print ads that appeared in Variety and NASCAR Living with statements like, “We hate each other, but we hate ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ even more than we hate each other.”
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation did not like how homophobia was being used in the show and the Family Research Council was concerned that all the white, conservative, Christians who were judging and belong to their organization would be depicted as white, conservative, Christians.
Because of the latest controversy, ABC has put what was supposed to be their latest reality show, which was to air in September, on hold. “Multiracial Midget House” would have used a similar concept as Big Brother and The Surreal Life, except the hook of the series would have been contestants, who are all dwarfs and rabid racists, being forced to live together for six weeks. ABC said only that the show is “being retooled.”
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