Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Real Housewives of This One Weirdo's House

I'm not a big fan of reality teevee shows in general, but I really don't like the ones that exploit entire families as their whole premise. But the idea of basing your very own show around your illegal polygamous relationship seems like an especially bad idea:
The new reality TV show "Sister Wives," featuring a real-life advertising salesman and four women he calls his spouses, has sparked a criminal bigamy investigation by police in Utah, officials said.

The show, following the lives of Kody Brown, 41, the four women and their 16 children, premiered on the TLC cable channel on Sunday, catching the attention of authorities in the Utah town of Lehi just south of Salt Lake City, where the family lives together in a large house.

"We looked into it, and we have detectives working on this case now," Lehi police Lt. Darren Paul told Reuters.

No arrests have been made, but the investigation findings will be turned over to the local district attorney's office for review, he said.

The Brown family released a statement on Tuesday saying they were "disappointed" but were aware of the risks of doing the reality show.

"But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking," the statement said.
Oh, I see. You did it For The Children™. That makes a hell of a lot of sense, especially seeing as how doing the show could lead to you going to prison and the authorities breaking up your family.


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