Another One For the "WTF File"...
Well, it looks like Western Civilization has slipped yet another notch. All I can say is, let's all hope Fox doesn't get wind of this one...
Outcry Over TV Kidney Competition
A Dutch reality TV programme in which a terminally ill woman will select one of three patients to receive her kidneys has sparked outcry in the Netherlands.
The government has called for the Big Donor Show to be scrapped because it is "wretched" and unethical, according to reports in the Dutch media.
But broadcaster BNN said the aim was to highlight the acute shortage of organ donors in the Netherlands.
It said the show, from the makers of Big Brother, would go ahead as planned.
The 37-year-old donor has been identified only by the name Lisa.
She will make her choice based on the contestants' history, profile and conversation with their family and friends.
Viewers will also be able to send in their advice by text message during the 80-minute show.
The former director of TV station BNN died from kidney failure and spent years on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.
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Published: 2007/05/29 08:44:50 GMT
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