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Fantasia For Real — Or Fake?

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Sometimes when I have trouble sleeping, I enjoy watching infomercials.  As I was flipping through the channels in search of QVC, I sadly found Fantasia For Real instead.  I apologize to my readers in advance for having to read this review, but I just couldn’t help it.  If you think that Keeping up With the Kardashians is fake, I would encourage you to avoid this train wreck of a show, because “fake” would be an understatement.  In fact, “disturbing” might be more applicable.  Here’s the brief recap: many of the people around Fantasia endlessly discuss her “talent” and super-stardom (I’ll leave that one alone to stay true to my positive and non-judgmental nature).  At one point in the show, there’s a stripper pole, which I presume was some producer’s “funny” idea — I found it random and gross.  There’s also a scene where Fantasia’s mother confronts her about the tabloids, and confirms that neither one of them have a future in acting.  She also has a fake “baby-voice,” in the style of both Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton (the biggest voice-altering culprits).  I didn’t catch the episode which featured her suicide attempt, but the fact that the cameras stayed rolling immediately after is horrific.  Sure you could argue that taping someone else’s struggle might help another, but you’d be wrong.  It drives up the ratings, and I imagine that a psychiatrist would not prescribe cameras.