New Reality Show to Feature People Dancing On Graves…Disrespectful?

June 25, 2012
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CBS announced last week a new reality show “DANCING ON THE STARS” that will take place live in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. I first thought it was a hoax until I read the press release from CBS themselves. It seems the show is in retaliation to ABC’s show “The Glass House” which CBS says is a copy of their own show “Big Brother”.
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ABC is the producers of the popular reality show “DANCING WITH THE STARS”, which in my opinion, seems more respectful than dancing on the graves of the deceased. I am surprised that the cemetery is actually considering letting this happen. I would think this would deter people from wanting their loved ones laid to rest in a cemetery that is going to allow people dancing on their graves.
CBS said this about the new show in a press release on Wednesday: “

The dazzling new show, DANCING ON THE STARS, will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.”

Amazingly, the response from the Twittersphere was extremely positive. Take a look below:
So we have to ask for your opinion: Do you think this show idea is disrespectful to the deceased and their families?

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