The Shaw family is a lot like herpes: nobody likes the fact that they even exist, and yet we can’t get rid of them. You might recognize the above promo video for “Blood, Sweat, and Bling,” the reality show about boxing promoter Gary Shaw that we told you about some months back, but which thankfully seemed to die a quiet death in the alley behind some TV production studio. Well, they didn’t bury this thing deep enough, because the show is reportedly back on, according to rich brat/local idiot Jared Shaw.
Here’s the essential question when it comes to this reality show: will it be so bad it’s good, or so bad that it’s just really bad?
On one hand, shows about rich people whose lives are a mess and whose kids are cringe-inducing jerkoffs have the potential to make the non-wealthy among us feel like maybe we’re not missing so much after all. Yeah, it would be nice to have a Ferrari. But then you look at Gary Shaw arguing with his ingrate son, or sitting around in his Everlast jacket with no shirt on underneath, man boobs swaying ponderously above his belly, and suddenly you think that it isn’t worth it after all.
On the other hand, these people are jackasses. Giving them attention and TV time for being such jackasses is probably not how an effective society should operate.
The good news in all this is that at least the Shaws aren’t involved in MMA anymore. Now they can bring dishonor by association to boxing alone, and let’s be honest, that sport’s reputation is already so tarnished that the Shaws can hardly do much worse. The new lows that $kala might visit upon the rap industry, however, is another story.