ABC's What Would You Do's manipulative staging makes me feel kind of icky, but watching parents tell a 7-year-old boy that he can't be Belle from Beauty and the Beast makes me feel ickier.
Did you think the whole Tiger Mom controversy was over? Well, always-tasteful ABC show What Would You Do? digs it up and mercilessly flogs its corpse in this segment, in which an actress playing a mean Asian mom berates her daughter as shocked diner patrons look on.
In a strange setup, ABC staged a fake job interview in which a health food store manager turned down an applicant for being overweight. But a customer came to the applicant's defense.
After her victory Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open, Paula Creamer announced plans to work on her bucket list. Step one: go skydiving. Next, buy a Birkin. For those not in the know: "It's like a really crazy bag."
Last night, ABC used hidden cameras and actors to see what regular people would do if they saw an obviously abused woman being harassed by her boyfriend. A lot of regular people failed the test.
This week's topic on the hidden camera series What Would You Do? was ripped from the headlines: Would people help a 15-year old girl from a polygamist sect who is being forced to marry?