Reality TV is one of the most popular genres in television because everyone wants to be a fly on the wall and see how the "other side" lives. Some networks, such as TLC and Lifetime, thrive on reality TV, searching for the most outrageous subjects to follow for 13 episodes a year.
Though everyone secretly (or not-so secretly) watch these shows, living music legend Jack White finds the entire genre unsettling. He recently tld Britain's Esquire Magazine that he thinks that reality TV is just a way for people to make "fools of themselves."
"The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator, 'Hey, I'm a guy just like you. I like beer, a football game.' Especially in reality television, you'll see what people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that."
White went as far as to slam Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood for jumping on the reality TV bandwagon.
"I don't want to see a reality show about Michelangelo. You know, Clint Eastwood is doing one with his family and it's such a disappointment. There's no reason to put yourself in a position that makes things completely un-special."
As one of rock's most unique faces and talents, it's probably safe to say his private life will always stay that way despite always having rumors circulating about his life.
Eastwood is not the only shocking celebrity to take part in such a show. Kevin Jonas used the genre as a way to relaunch his career with “Married to Jonas,” while TLC’s Chilli used VH1’s “What Chilli Wants” to find true love (or at least date around). Tommy Lee of Motley Crue let cameras follow him as he returned to school in “Tommy Lee Goes to College” and even Gene Simmons of KISS lets people see inside of his chaotic life on “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.”
What are some reality shows you could live without?