17-Year-Old Paid $5K to Get Married on Too Young to Marry: Report
In case you didn't know, there's a new Oxygen reality TV show called Too Young to Marry, which follows teens looking to get married. It was one of three new shows recently announced by Oxygen, including Fat Girl Revenge and Find Me My Man.
According to TMZ, one Too Young to Marry star, 17-year-old Jurnee Mroczek, will make $5,000 to get married on the show. (Her boyfriend/fiance/husband is reportedly a 21-year-old guy named Don Atkinson.) TMZ looked at her contract, which requires her to also do voice-over work and demands exclusivity, so she can't try getting married for $5K on any other show.
What do you think about this idea? It’s another reality TV show paying teens — and potentially making them famous — for behavior that’s meant to be viewed as misguided. But if we live in a world where everyone wants to be famous, and they aren’t exactly making new reality TV shows about Teen Jeopardy winners, what’s the incentive to do the "right" thing?