Tyrese Blames Reality TV & Blogs For Ruining Happy Relationships
There are plenty of theories about why America’s divorce rate is so high, but according to singer Tyrese Gibson, reality shows, blog and magazines have a lot to do with it.
“Blogs and websites, press and media, they got a job to do. They do. But unfortunately, a lot of married couples don’t end up on the cover of some of our favorite magazines until they file for divorce, which makes getting a divorce way more popular than the marriages that are actually working, that are still functioning, that are happy and beautiful,” he explained in a recently released personal video.
The “Manology” co-author went on to say that the media should do a better job of celebrating healthy relationships as opposed to exploiting those that are deteriorating.
“There should be more magazines and more media and press attention around husbands and wives and marriages and families that are functioning and doing well. Happy, beautiful and amazing. We should highlight love and beauty and things that are working versus just being so focused on the things that aren’t working. That’s how I feel.”
He also argued that shows such as “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and other reality series are also contributing to the breaking down of happy relationships.
“What ends up happening is you’re at home and you’re looking at shows like ‘The Housewives’ and all of these different reality TV shows and in your mind, this reality becomes reality,” he expressed. “You find yourself arguing and having issues at your house and in your marriage and in your family that are directly influenced from the sh*t that you’re seeing on TV. You don’t even know it.”
“You, as a woman, you’re sitting there watching TV and you’re witnessing in which women complain and have issues and conflicts in their marriages that are filmed on a reality show. And they’re directly influencing issues and conflicts that are being created in your house.”
According to the divorcee, the impact that these shows have on marriages and families is nothing but “the devil’s work.”
“That is not your f**ing marriage. Those are not your issues. That is not your situation. You have what you have with your husband. That is your family. Those are your kids. That is your situation that you created. So, the fact that you’re allowing these outside images and reality TV shows and blogs and websites and all of this negative stuff that is being constantly fed on all social media [and] all over television everywhere to influence how you feel about your husband, your own family, or your wife is wrong,” he reasoned. “I believe it is a direct orchestration of the devil’s work. That’s how I feel. That’s my opinion.”
“Think of how many arguments were sparked and created from some sh*t you seen on TV,” he continued.
Even though folks are probably sick of Tyrese and his rants, it sounds like he just might be on to something.
Watch his full video and explanation below. Thoughts?