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Latest MTV Show 'Ghosted' Has Been Accused Of Romanticising The Concept Of Stalking And There's A Really Good Reason Behind It

Latest MTV Show 'Ghosted' Has Been Accused Of Romanticising The Concept Of Stalking And There's A Really Good Reason Behind It

While some viewers found the premise of the show entertaining, other people have expressed concern it oversteps a line of privacy and encourages stalking behavior. 

The latest show from MTV has been accused of encouraging stalking, and the premise admittedly sounds a little worrying. The show, titled as 'Ghosted: Love Gone Missing' is a new reality show featuring the former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and actor Travis Mills as hosts. The main premise of the show helped people who have been ghosted, which basically means being suddenly frozen out and ignored by a romantic interest instead of being broken up with outright. The show tracks down the 'ghosters' and them talk to the other person face to face. 



 

In the trailer of the show, Mills asks, "Have you ever been ghosted? Totally left in the dark by someone you care about? No texts, no DMs, nothing." Lindsay added, "We’re traveling the country looking for love gone missing." The participants also recount their experience of being ghosted in their past. But the reactions on social media about the show has been somewhat mixed. While some viewers found the premise of the show entertaining, other people have expressed concern it oversteps a line of privacy and encourages stalking behavior. 



 

The hosts of the series try to help the participants of the show by tracking down their former lovers family members or friends so that they can get into the bottom of the reason why they suddenly disappeared. The format of the show is also compared to 'Catfish' where the show exposes those who have inaccurately presented themselves online. But many people interpreted that the message sent by the latest show was far more problematic. As upsetting, it can be to find yourself facing such a situation, it is also very important to respect the other person's decision if they chose not to keep any contact with you. 



 

By choosing to track them down, especially in a tv format show that will be watched by thousands of people can be very well considered to be a serious breach of privacy. One person tweeted saying, "Honestly kinda gross, imagine never wanting to talk to someone and then being filmed meeting them again it’s a no from me." The second one added, "So y’all basically took a term from social media to turn it into a reality show. Ok. However. Trying to “track down” the person that ghosted you, is stalking. A show about obsessed stalkers. As a therapist, I know my field is secure financially. Holy sh*t."



 

As hurtful the truth might be,  in all honesty, friendships end and relationships old and new fall apart for multiple reasons. It could be because a person needs a fresh start or it can be any other reason, no person owes any explanation to you. Rather than taking such drastic measures without thinking twice, accepting the situation and finding peace within is a far better alternative. 

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