Ryan Jenkins: Do you want a dead accused murderer to become a bigger TV star?
With the death of Ryan Jenkins — accused of murdering his ex-wife and found over the weekend an apparent suicide — a question arises.
Should his new, as-yet-unaired TV project be shown? Jenkins, who appeared on VH1’s Megan Wants A Millionaire, was also a participant in the upcoming VH1 reality show I Love Money 3.
An Associated Press report says that VH1 has of now “made no decision” whether it will air Money 3 in the wake of the murder of Jasmine Fiore and Jenkins’ alleged suicide.
As I wrote on the Watching TV blog over the weekend, reality shows cast volatile personalities all the time; it’s one way to stoke drama on these kinds of shows.
But do you think VH1 should air I Love Money 3? Will this just serve to make an accused murderer more famous? Or do you think, as the saying goes, the show must go on?
UPDATE: In a shocking display of decency, VH1 has caved.