I’m not a big Dr. Phil fan. Sometimes he’s just too preachy to listen to. That said, I just saw this video on Slackmosphere and wanted to go kick some ass. The producer of Bumfights was scheduled to be on and Dr. Phil refused to talk to him. Watch the footage (after the jump).
Whatever his reasons, Dr. Phil was right to kick the guy off the stage, and not just because he’d shaved his head and dressed to look like Dr. Phil.
The use of bums in these videos is not just inhumane, it’s inhuman. Paying someone $20 for them to pull a tooth out of their head, eat a raw frog, bash each other in the head with glass bottles, etc, is just plain EVIL in my book. These “bums” may not be the most intelligent people, and yes, they don’t “have” to do what the guy asks them to do, but he’s a stain on the human race for even putting them in these situations in the first place, regardless of whether they accept or not. You can get a crackhead to do just about anything for $50, but that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to do it.
I hope this guy gets his ass sued off and ends up homeless himself. He’s made millions off of the suffering of others, and has the audacity to say he’s “doing them a favor.” I hope someone does him a favor.
And if you buy or rent one of those “bumfights” videos then you deserve whatever kharmic justice you get.