Watched the Gordon Ramsay show "Hotel Hell" for the first time, and was amazed at how the entire 1-hour show revolved around pointing out the defects in the hotel owner's character:
- He was an incompetent manager, running the hotel into the ground
- He was struggling with severe alcoholism
- He was dating an unattractive, much older woman who the show also humiliated
- He was so cheap he used his residences' old mattresses as the mattresses in the hotel rooms, and Gordon Ramsay -- in front of not just cameras but entire hotel staff -- used a black light on one of the mattresses to point out a large stain, saying it was from the owner ejaculating
I am ashamed to say I watched the entire episode, which was obviously geared to appeal toward viewers who get off on "look how messed up this person is." (Based on commercials for other Ramsay shows, this aggressive humiliation seems to be a key premise of all of Ramsay's productions.)
I couldn't help but wonder: why on earth would anyone agree to go on Hotel Hell or similar Ramsay shows? "Humiliate me on national television? Sounds great!" Why would anyone sign up for that?
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