On October 10th, TLC will be airing a new “documentary” called “The Half-Ton Killer?”.
TLC has become famous for airing very exploitative shows, and somehow classifying them as documentaries, when in reality they are just sensationalism at its finest. Remember “The Half Ton Man”? How about “The Half Ton Woman”? Hell, there was even “The Half Ton Teen”. This show however, has a twist.
It involves murder.
Some of you may already know the story of Mayra Rosales. On her own, she could have qualified simply as a half ton woman (she’s reportedly close to 1100 lbs.).
Well, in 2008 Ms. Rosales confessed to to accidentally killing her 2-year-old nephew Eliseo by crushing him to death when she sat on him (some trolls would have paid big money for that). For that confession, she was arrested and charged with capital murder. In their investigations however, doctors claimed that the death could only have been caused by a blow to the head. Ms Rosales then confessed that she had invented the story to protect her sister Jaime, whom she claimed had struck the boy various times over his body with a hairbrush earlier the same day. Of course, Jaime was on the run.
According to Mayra Rosales:
“We were all trying to cover for my sister,’ she says. ‘There was abuse from her towards her son. She yelled at him. She kicked him. On that night Junior didn’t want to eat and she got frustrated and she hit him on the head with a hairbrush. I thought I was dying anyway so I decided to admit that I’d done it to protect my sister because I love her.”
That is Eliseo on the left.
Obviously this confession threw a monkey wrench into the murder trial.
Fast forward a few months, and Jaime returned to Texas to face the charge that she in fact committed the murder. She plead guilty, and was sentenced to 15 years in jail. Case closed.
Not for Mayra Rosales, however. The stress of the trial caused her health to deteriorate, and she was ultimately transported to a hospital for the super obese. She remains there, and the TLC mockumentary is about her struggle to live, and somehow move back towards health. Here’s the promo from TLC for this show:
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO………what’s so special about all of this? Lots of people commit murder, and lots of people lie for people who murder in an effort to protect them.
It’s “special” because of Ms. Rosales’ weight. It’s a spectacle, c’mon join the show!! See the FREAK!! It’s REAL LIFE!!! IT’S TLC!!!!!!!!
I really think that TLC has become an acronym for “Total Lies & Crap”.
I took a little time to read some of the comments underneath the YouTube video I posted of the TLC preview. To say they are horrifying is an understatement, and that is the point of this blog. TLC could care less about the REAL story here, which is murder, and perjury. In looking for shock value, they parade the fat woman (as they do in all the other shows I mentioned above), and focus on her size, all in the name of sensationalism. In doing so, they take many Americans to the same place, going on and pontificating about how unhealthy, how ugly, how cruel………..
This is programming at the lowest level. Even Jerry Springer is less exploitative. The show is a catalyst for fat hate, and I can’t imagine all the fat jokes that will be made at the water coolers on Thursday October 11th, after the show airs, not to mention the joke memes and demotivational posters that will flood the world wide web. So, I’ve decided to make one JUST for TLC.