The worst kind of scum

Took the above photo a few minutes ago while watching TV in a coffee shop.

It’s an image of the worst kind of scum. And, oddly, I don’t mean Casey Anthony.

I am the husband of a social worker. I am the son of a substance abuse specialist. To say I loathe Dr. Drew is an insult to the word “loathe.” I see him and I want to vomit. Then I want to stomp on my vomit, vomit atop my vomit and stomp some more. He is the worst kind of opportunist—a “therapist” in name only.

Dr. Drew has a magical ability to diagnose people from afar—oftentimes without even meeting them. He can gauge their personalities; their ambitions; their motivations. All via television. It’s astonishing, in a all-I-want-to-do-is-have-you-recognize-me-in-an-airport sort of way. I’d go so far as to call Dr. Drew the Skip Bayless of his genre—no substance, no depth, no moral compass. Just a dude wanting to be famous.

That said, Skip limits himself to sports. Dr. Drew actually has the nerve to take people in desperate need to private help and slap them around on television. To watch Celebrity Rehab is to witness to worst kind of 21st century media evil: The need to be famous merging with cries for help. These are people who have been cut and slashed and burned by stardom; who—I’m guessing—would be 8,000 times better served to not have their recoveries broadcast to the world. Yet Dr. Drew does just that: Makes private matters public; exposes and uses.

He is the whore of therapists; an insult to an incredibly important profession.

 

2 thoughts on “The worst kind of scum”

  1. Amen! I’ve always hated reality TV, the way it seeks to exploit people’s inner desires for attention regardless of why they receive it. Dr.Drew’s program is a horrible exploitation of mentally ill human beings. But then, why should these big wigs care about things such as humanity?

    The kind of people who called for this show, and made it a reality are monsters. Demons who no longer deserve to be called human beings, and are only driven by profit.

  2. I think I could be friends with Jeff Pearlman. I fucking hate Dr. Drew and your paragraph about his magical abilities was a pleasure to read.

    Thank you for posting the obvious as posts like these are always reassuring when I begin to lose faith in our modern world.

    Might not get a ton of “right on bro” posts, but trust me the normal dudes are out here and we appreciate your efforts

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