Tyson Trains Pigeons: What's the Worst Reality TV Show of All Time?
'Taking on Tyson'
'Taking on Tyson'
PETA says Mike Tyson's new pigeon-racing show is cruel and disrespectful. Regardless, do you really want to watch a disgraced boxer racing birds?
'I Want a Famous Face'
Was there ever a reality show more offensive than MTV's "I Want a Famous Face," which featured young people undergoing plastic surgery in hopes of looking more like Pamela Anderson and Brad Pitt?
'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant'
OK, Discovery Health: Do these women REALLY not know they're pregnant until they give birth while sitting on a toilet bowl? Weight gain and missed periods, anyone?
This E! reality show encourages brides-to-be to compete to win their dream plastic surgery procedure -- and pretty much exploits brides nervous about being the center of attention on their big day.
'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'
Yet another way to exploit "troubled" celebrities. How long until Charlie Sheen signs up?
This show gave "ugly" women plastic surgery makeovers to turn them into swans. And we wonder why women have body image issues.
'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'
It was bad enough watching Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag on "The Hills," never mind on this "Survivor" rip-off.
As Jennifer Aniston recently said, what's up with women having 3 dates with a guy, then "weeping as though they've just lost the love of their life"? Not to mention the fake engagements (we're talking to you, Jake).
Mike Tyson may have thought he was showing the world his kinder, gentler side when he debuted his new pigeon-racing series, "Taking on Tyson," on Animal Planet this past Sunday.
"The first thing I ever loved in my life was a pigeon. I don't know why ... I feel ridiculous trying to explain it," Tyson said.
Well, PETA is not so moved. The animal rights group protested outside of the disgraced boxing champ's home on Monday, charging that pigeon racing is cruel and claiming that Tyson has shown disrespect for animals in the past. For example, he said his pet tigers "liked" being punched in the testicles and the face, AOL News reports.
PETA says racing pigeons are forced to fly hundreds of miles in extreme weather as they attempt to get home, making them vulnerable to natural predators like hawks and humans who view them as "pests." (We can't say they're terribly popular here in New York City.)
However, Karen Clifton, executive director of the American Racing Pigeon Union, tells AOL that pigeon racers like Tyson are animal lovers.
Animal lovers or not, do people really want to spend their Sunday nights watching a convicted rapist playing with pigeons?
From "Taking on Tyson" to "I Want a Famous Face," click through our slideshow and let us know: What's the worst reality show of all time?
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