Reality TV scandals have been around since the first reality shows took to the air, but in the age of social media, the crazy things that happen on reality television seem to be getting more and more attention as the scandals get weirder little by little, year after year. From celebrities caught being racist to accusations of child abuse, there are just a few scandals culled from reality TV in recent years.
What are the biggest reality television scandals? You get to vote on whether the cast of "Big Brother" dropping N-bombs is worse than firing models on "The Price is Right" for getting pregnant. Game show scandals, reality competition scandals, and reality TV show drama are all up for voting on the list of the biggest scandals on reality television.
Millionaire Winner Exposed As *cough*Cheater*cough*
$800k Dropped On Correct Answer
Fox's game show "Million Dollar Money Drop" aired for just one season, but managed to squeeze in two scandals during its short run. The show, which started contestants with $1 million and made them place some or all of the money on drop shafts relating to possible answers, took place over seven multiple choice questions and allowed winners to walk with whatever money they had at the conclusion of seven questions.
The first issue involved a couple, Andrew and Patricia Murray, who wagered all 580,000 of their remaining dollars on a single response only to be told they were incorrect. The Murrays filed a suit seeking the $580k (plus damages), arguing the question was not properly explained, leading to their "incorrect" answer and expulsion from the competition.A separate incident involved another pair of contestants, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti, who lost $800,000 on a question the show later admitted they answered correctly. Rather than give them the money, the show offered to let them play again, but never saw the offer come to fruition after the show's cancellation.