July 12, 2005

Trump contemplating making The Apprentice black vs. white

Donald Trump, supposedly disappointed with the outcomes of the past couple of seasons of the NBC hit The Apprentice, is contemplating some potentially controversial changes to the format of the teams on the show.

Among the proposals: pitting a team of African-American contestants against a team of all-white players.

“Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world,” according to Trump. “But needless to say, not everybody thinks it’s a good idea.”

I don't think that's the best move for the show. I can very easily see complaints of tokenism from whites if a black person wins; likewise blacks claiming the show was rigged if a white person wins.

I don't know that NBC will go along with The Donald's proposal -- they just watched ABC nix airing their controversial reality series Welcome To The Neighborhood before airing a single episode. The ABC show would have given three conservative white families the power to decide which diversely liberal family would be able to move into a house in their cul-de-sac.

Posted by mhking at July 12, 2005 08:49 PM | TrackBack
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