The other day I get a text from a friend asking me if I had seen the new show called Amish Haunting. I responded with, “Nope, never heard of it and I don’t care to see it if it’s anything like Amish Mafia”. I’ve never really had anything against the Mafia show as I was able to just make jokes out of it. I thought of it as harmless entertainment, although I wouldn’t have wasted a penny to watch that kind of entertainment. As for the new Amish show, I didn’t think much about it until today I ran across something on Facebook that caught my attention and before I knew it I was watching a clip of Amish Haunting on YouTube. I only could watch maybe eight minutes of it until I felt my blood pressure rising. The clip I watched was about this little girl receiving a doll from an outsider (English) lady, but it quickly turned nasty when the doll was considered evil by the Amish parents, but it was too late, the little girl got possessed through the doll. I won’t get into any more detail than that. I can’t wrap my head around the purpose of creating such an unrealistic show depicting the Amish. I am sad that the Amish are getting exploited to the very extreme. The show airs on Destination America channel, which after my curiosity got the best of me, I looked up the channel and it’s all about ghosts, monsters, and all evil related things. Very creepy. I just hope for all those people who are Amish fans will not find Amish Haunting entertaining and will definitely not take it serious. I have nothing against people who like ghosts, monster, and possessed shows, kudos to you. I just don’t associate myself to that kind of stuff, especially not if it’s portrayed as reality, when it isn’t. Just had to put in my two-cents!
Have a great weekend everyone!
2 thoughts on “Amish Exploited?”
it is pretty ridiculous, especially that so many people consider it real!
But don’t forget that every sector of humanity is getting abused by TV nowadays, especially rednecks. I wish they wouldn’t choose the Amish though, since they don’t want to be recorded in the first place.
Ironic because you said you got a text and are ex-amish whereas I’m English but don’t like phones.
I agree with Azure’s comments. Since I’ve befriended (and even “adopted”) many former Amish -and I blog about my dramatic experiences and learning curve – I get calls from producers of “reality” TV to contact Amish and former Amish. Ugh. Don’t watch these shows, and don’t help those producers who are exploiting the culture.
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