The makers of Benefits Street – Love Productions – have possibly put the participants of the programme in danger after a deluge of death threats were made against them:
But the producers of the Channel 4 programme have been accused of putting people’s health at risk for the sake of reality TV before – including young children and babies.
In 2007, the same producers were accused of putting babies at risk during the making of a controversial programme called The Baby Borrowers.
At the time, Dr Michele Elliott, of child protection charity Kidscape, described the show as ‘sick’:
And in 2009, the same producers were accused of “deliberate torment by adults of children in obvious distress” in their controversial reality TV programme Boys and Girls Alone:
Is it only me wondering when someone is going to put a stop to sick people like this making money from tormenting innocent people for the sake of so-called entertainment?
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