Recently the UK’s social media has been all about benefits street. A documentary looking at the life’s of people living on a relatively poor street in Birmingham. A lot of the people living on this street are claiming benefits, and the show has caused outrage for some who call it “poverty porn”. Some people say it demonises the working classes, and that the shows production company shouldn’t be making shows like it.
Owen Jones from the guardian says its sensationalist programmes like Benefits Street gives people the wrong view about whats happening in Britain. What do you think?
It is the media that gives people these views? Are people basing their opinions on shows like this? Is this show poverty porn? Does this show have any value?
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