Children’s watchdog identifies bad TV role models


Kids watching TVCommon Sense, the media monitoring service co-founded by current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, has produced a top 10 list of fictional and actual people appearing on television that may offer bad examples for children as a guide to assist parents. June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo earned worst example dishonors.

The Common Sense said one prominent member of the list last year is Snooki from Jersey Shore, in part because she’s toned down her act and also unfortunately because she has plenty of competition.

Without further ado, here is this year’s Common Sense bad roll model top ten list.
1. June, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Worst offense: Exploiting her family.
2. Ravi, Jessie
Worst offense: Reinforcing cultural stereotypes.
3. Abby Lee Miller, Dance Moms
Worst offense: Encouraging unhealthy competition.
4. Squidward, SpongeBob SquarePants
Worst offense: Being selfish.
5. Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner, Keeping up with the Kardashians
Worst offense: Promoting appearance over achievement.
6. Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, Hotel Hell
Worst offense: Being mean and cursing up a storm.
7. CeCe and Rocky, Shake It Up!
Worst offense: Seeking fame above all else.
8. Annoying Orange and Fred Figglehorn, Annoying Orange and Fred: The Show
Worst offense: Being extremely annoying.
9. All the Housewives, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Beverly Hills,
Atlanta, New Jersey, New York, Miami
Worst offense: Feeding a negative stereotype of women.
10. Archer, Archer
Worst offense: Presenting adult content in kid-friendly form.

Full commentary from Common Sense on each selection can be found here:


  1. I disagree with this list!!
    Animation is not just for kids. it is an art form so archer is unfairly condemned because of this it is hilarious
    June does not exploit her kids as bad as kris jenner!!! why is she not on the list and honey boo boos family has better values than the kardashians!!!
    Also, why is being annoying a bad thing!!! That is someones opinoin!!!
    you guys need to get a life when it comes to making these lists also these are cable shows and they get ratings!!!!
    GET A LIFE!!!

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