This Promo For WakeBrothers Is Offensive And Gross
1:30 pm, September 12th | by Sarah Devlin
WakeBrothers, a show I have no desire to see, is about two brothers/man children, Phil and Bob Soven, who happen to both be professional wakeboarders. As far as I can tell the show is essentially a reality TV version of The Odd Couple, juiced up for MTV with the addition of eXXtreme sports and plenty of bro-ing down. On its face, none of those things are problematic. Unfortunately, this promo, first aired on July 6th, 2012, but re-aired as recently as last week, sure is:
These guys seem like they have a lot of money, few adult responsibilities, and zero sense of accountability for their behavior, so it’s not suuuuuper surprising that they think that whatever girl was unfortunate enough to cross paths with Bob was “gross.” It’s more surprising, and disappointing, that either of them thinks it’s NBD that this girl was too drunk to remember what happened the previous night. And that it still “counts,” though for what I’m not sure. You heard it here first, I guess: date rape still “counts” in 2012! And people think that Jersey Shore is the most offensive thing on MTV.