MTV is known for pushing the lines of decency. Just this year, the show Skins reached new extremes of blatant sexuality, and the cast of Jersey Shore embarrassed most of Italy while filming season 4.
But at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, actress Reese Witherspoon offered different advice. “I get that’s it cool to be a bad girl,” she said. “But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show.”
Reality shows push become edgier and edgier in order to hold on to an increasingly bored audience, and hollow people whose life goal is to be famous dehumanize themselves on camera for their brief stint with fame and money.
The vacuum of true art is a huge opportunity for Christians to offer fresh leadership. Historically, Christians have led the arts. Rather than discouraging young Christians from going to Hollywood, we should be sure they are equipped and accountable, and send them there to make a difference.