Reality television, while endlessly entertaining, recieves its fair share of criticism, the chief complaint being that it exploits those who participate in it. While it can be argued that adults old enough to sign their own contracts with a network know what they are doing (to some extent), it's harder to say the same about the children. But, you would never guess that by the amount of icky shows that seem to focus on them.
Just last week, the National Geographic Channel premiered the documentary special Pint-Sized Preachers, which entered into the world of child evangelists and followed the story of three kid preachers in particular. Obviously, Pint-Sized Preachers is just the latest in a long line of disturbing shows revolving around seemingly "ambitious" children and their "supportive" parents.
The little documentary got us thinking about all the awkward reality shows about kids, and after hours and hours of slaving away over the Google searchbar, all we can say is this: One, there are a hell of a lot of pageant reality shows out there, and two, maybe Antoine Dodson was on to something: The circumstances may not be the same, and you may not need to "hide yo' wife," but judging by the shows that are our picks for The 10 Most Uncomfortable Reality Shows About Kids, you should most definitely "hide yo' kids."
Written by Tanya Ghahremani (@tanyaghahremani)