Triple eviction at double occupancy

Triple eviction at double occupancy


Julie Snyder, who has never lacked daring on television, may have pushed the envelope too much.

The “queen” of Noovo, which was for years during that of TVA, finds itself in trouble with Double occupancy after the almost instantaneous defection of a dozen sponsors, including Couche-Tard, Lambert (which will instead give $100,000 to the Jasmin Roy Foundation) and Finstar, which offered the winners a luxurious condo in the Laurentians. 

Will the “little demon” manage to get out of this mess? Most likely ! But his bitter experience will have lasting repercussions on future reality shows like Big Brother, Survivor or Temptation Island, which are also based on a competition in which all shots were allowed.

Even reality shows as wise as Love is in the meadow or If we loved each othergave rise to complaints. Last spring, former candidates lodged an official complaint with the Ordre professionnel des sexologues du Québec against Louise Sigouin, the star specialist of If we loved each other, a reality show that I followed religiously and who has always seemed blameless to me. Louise Sigouin ended up retiring from the Professional Order in order to have free rein to host If we loved each other, for which a special program is in production.

< strong>Loft story with doc Mailloux

Times have changed since I participated with psychiatrist Pierre Mailloux in the first season of Loft Story, broadcast on TQS in the winter of 2003. This reality show, loosely adapted from the Dutch version Big Brother, unabashedly emphasized sexuality, a subject that found no taboo at Doc Mailloux. This Loft Story would not see the light of day today.

It is neither the producers nor the broadcasters who have domesticated the most daring reality shows, but the advent of social networks. Although they have contributed a lot to the popularity of reality shows, they have also made them eminently vulnerable. Thunderous spokespersons for dissatisfied participants, the social networks set alight by a few hundred influencers are now forcing reality TV producers to an introspection to which they are not accustomed and from which they would like to free themselves.

The hypocrisy of Julie and tlmep

Sunday evening at Everyone talks about it, when Guy-A. Lepage asked Julie Snyder what she thought of former participant, Charles Montigny, who claimed that Dual Occupation fostered “inappropriate, toxic and bullying behavior”, Julie Snyder said content to say, with a candid air, that “the participants have always had access to psychologists” and the no less candid Guy-A. didn't add anything. 

It's obvious that it is these “inappropriate, toxic and bullying behaviors” that have made a reality show like Double Occupancy so popular. >. As it was the awkward interviews that established the popularity of TLMEP. Mere coincidence or happy chance? Julie found on the set a long-time admirer, Isabelle Gaston, who never stopped defending her. 

If social networks had not lit the fuse, the sponsors of < em>OD would they have had this reaction of rejection? If the sponsors had let the storm pass without reacting, would Julie Snyder have urgently dispatched her firefighters to Martinique, laden with diplomas, to water the participants with their very late lessons on good manners, benevolence and civility? For better or for worse, social networks will end up sanitizing OD-style reality shows to the point of losing interest in their most assiduous followers. 

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