Are the contestants from 'Eden: Paradise Lost' the biggest bunch dickwads in reality TV? - NME
Is Eden: Paradise Lost the most harrowing reality TV show ever made? Unless you’re a winner of The Voice, the answer is – yes, yes, it is very much the most harrowing reality show ever made, oh dear God it is so harrowing.
In case you missed the headlines, the show was filmed last year, with 23 castaways shipped away to the Scottish Highlands. Could they thrive in the wilderness? Nah mate, they couldn’t even maintain basic social skills. It all became so horrendous, the contestants so heinous – their behavior so homophobic, so sexist, the pleasure they took in killing animals for food so unpalatable for the typical viewer – that the show was pulled from the telly. Not that the contestants knew: having spent 12 months shooting the show, they emerged, bleary eyed, expecting to be famous. Instead, they were a bunch of wankers.
All of which created a lot of talk around the show, which its broadcaster, Channel 4, has capitalised on by condensing the Eden: Paradise into a miniseries aired in one-hour chunks all this week. Here’s what social media had to say…
There were quite a few C-bombs
Eden: paradise lost – you bunch of horrible cunts
— Luke Thomson (@LukePnev) August 9, 2017
What a massive bunch of cunts the guys are on Eden Paradise Lost
— Arzy Del (@arzydel) August 8, 2017
So in Eden Paradise Lost, the blokes just turned into sexist bully's? Set of cunts especially that midget Mitch the makeshift plumber
— Jacob Cole (@cole_jacob) August 9, 2017
#Eden Paradise lost. I hope the Valley boys are watching this episode and squirm with embarrassment at what total cunts they all are.
— DorisJohnson (@jorisbohnson) August 10, 2017
Well, that’s quite enough of that, thank you very much.
These tweeters called out the sexist arseholes on the show
Eden: paradise lost is so interesting, but so agitating due to the group of sexist, homophobic male arseholes who can't see their wrongs
— lilly (@notliIly) August 10, 2017
Wow what an arse Titch on Eden paradise lost is! Most of the men have shown their true colours as sexist A-holes but he is just vile. #Eden
— Kristina McDonnell (@kristina_mcdonn) August 8, 2017
99% of the men on Eden paradise lost are sexist disgusting pigs. And my heart is breaking for the women who had to put up with those animals
— Sophy👽 (@sophyfrances) August 8, 2017
the group of 'alpha males' on #Eden are making my blood boil with their constant sexist remarks. 'because i'm a man' is no valid excuse
— maisie☾ (@maisiecctuohy) August 10, 2017
A macho splinter called The Valley Boys emerged and, holy moly, were they ever a gang of loathsome bungholes.
These viewers, though, found the show “interesting”
I have been watching Eden : Paradise Lost on C4 lately. Interesting study of human nature.
— I ❤ EU (@Priyesh123) August 11, 2017
Eden: paradise lost is so interesting. Hats off to all of them #Eden
— Shannon (@shannoncoll3) August 10, 2017
#EDEN Paradise Lost. Becoming an interesting study in mob rule and rewriting history
— Julian Hall (@TheCalmPeople) August 9, 2017
Just catching up on #Eden Paradise Lost and I can see why. Descending into chaos. Interesting to see what has happened 🌲🐾🌲🤛🏽
— JC. 🦁 (@jordancalhau) August 8, 2017
*chin stroke emoji*
One comparison kept coming up
Jeez edens starting to remind me of that school book 'lord of the flies' #eden paradise lost.
— Dave prout (@Daveprout1) August 10, 2017
Eden: Paradise Lost. The kids in Lord of the Flies were more likeable. Even the bad ones.
— Martin Miller (@MartinMillerOBN) August 7, 2017
So Eden Paradise Lost meets Lord of the Flies…the human need for a scapegoat is scary and dangerous!
— Ros Eccles (@RosEccles) August 7, 2017
Okay, guys, we get it, you’ve read a book. Jeeeez.
All in all, it seems like Eden: Paradise Lost was a bit of a shitshow. One question remains, though: what the hell happened at Lucy’s house last year?
Eden Paradise Lost is very similar to my living situation for the past year… & now I'm anton, burning the hand towels & bath matt
— Lucy A (@LucyRAINBOWS) August 11, 2017