I take issue to what MTV is doing to the generation of pre-teens and teens who religiously tune in to catch their favorite shows. Shows like "Viva la Bam" and "Laguna Beach" appeal to young people because they are funny or filled with drama. Now I have no issue with comedy or drama being on tv. I do have an issue to how MTV is doing it though. In "Viva la Bam," pro skater, and ex cast member of "Jackass" gets his own show in which he destroys and humiliates anyone or anything he doesnt like. When his mom pisses him off, he destroyes a set of china dishes handed down to her by her mom. "Laguna beach" is another show on my hit list. This shows rich high school kids in california being selfish and caddy. Kids watch these shows and think this is the cool way to act and that the world outside MTV works the same way.
I advocate against mtv by telling younger fans of the network that real life is very different from what they see there. In real life there are consequenses to destructive behavior and that being selfish and caddy will get you no where.