How Is This Legal?
Morusa Media announced last week that it has commitment from several (mostly Latino) participants to film six episodes of its new reality TV program "Who Wants to Marry a U.S. Citizen." Because, truly, there's nothing more legal/ disheartening to know that not only will women or men make asses of themselves for our entertainment for fame, but to keep from being deported as well.
The company, naturally, is not guaranteeing a wedding or even legal status for the contestants because that would probably be illegal, but they will pay for any resulting wedding! No word on whether the contestants are actually in this country illegally, or if the company is getting them work visas (necessary if they are compensated for their participation), tourist visas (easy to get, problematic to use if you're working) or performer visas (harder to get, plus an admission by the company that the whole show is bullshit). Show creator Adrian Martinez says, "It's this generation's 'Dating Game,' but with a twist -- it aims to show love knows no borders." Statements by Adrian Martinez about love are currently being evaluated by the FDA to determine whether they can be considered a weight loss inducer or simply an emetic.