Kid Nation Reminds Us of American Cannibal

Just read this New York Times article about the CBS realiy show Kid Nation, "whose premise is to take 40 children, ages 8 to 15, and place them in a 'ghost town' in New Mexico to see if they can build a working society without the help of adults." Apparently, the state attorney general's office claims that the show might be violating the state's child-labor laws...

The article continues, "Four children received medical treatment for accidentally drinking bleach, one child was burned on her face with hot grease while cooking in an unsupervised kitchen, and most of the children were required to work 14 hours or longer per day. They received a payment of $5,000 for their participation."

Uh, doesn't this remind you a bit of American Cannibal, the documentary about the cannibal-themed reality show that went terribly awry that ultimately turned out to be a mockumentary (because the reality show never existed)??

That said, we're both horrified and kind of curious, and may watch this labor-camp-esque show when it premieres on Sept. 19...

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