I just gave A&E’s show Hoarders another shot, what can I say, I’m human, it’s hard to look away. Sure enough, I was punished. Everyone was. It was an hour of child abuse, or rather a half an hour. One of the hoarders, Eileen, clearly has mental illness beyond the symptoms of hoarding. This is what I don’t understand about this show—when they come across people like this, people this mentally ill, they should stop the cameras and address it. I want to hate the woman, but clearly she’s severely damaged. Those poor children. Well, I guess at the very least now that the show has aired Child Protective Services is aware of the situation. But this is not entertainment.
It’s a rainy, dreary day here in the city.