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LETTER

In Defense of ‘Multimillionaire’

With absolutely no disrespect meant to Veena Thomas, what the hell was her Feb. 22 column “Hypnotizing Multimillions” about? I read it and all I could see was yada, yada, yack, yack. An MIT student doing what MIT students know how to do best -- judge others not like them.

Give me a break. First, Fox TV was bagged on, then it was the women on the show, then the millionaire, and last but not least, viewers. How can one have a problem with this show and not “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” or “Jeopardy” or “The Price is right” or “The Dating Game”? In every show, participants use their assets. In this case, the guy used his money and the ladies used their bodies, faces and whatever else they displayed on the show.

What were the women thinking to be on the show? What are you thinking to be in MIT? Not everyone can go to MIT or Harvard. Neither can everyone become a millionaire, so why not marry one? Is the lucky lady the first woman to marry someone for his money? No, and she won’t be the last. It is a pity it’s that way but welcome to capitalism. Everyone is looking for a “jackpot.” We all search in different places for it.

Please leave the viewers out of this. If they did not tune in to the show, they would probably be watching some boring teenage primetime show. Fox had a gimmick, it worked. Simple as that. As I have been told many times, “If you do not like it, don’t tune in.” Do not worry about the rest of us -- if we could not take care of ourselves, we probably would not have been able to afford the TV in the first place. “A sorry state of affairs indeed”? Where have you been? This country was built around “a sorry state of affairs.”


Bukola Afolayan G