TLC has always gone balls out when it comes to scheduling baity, some might say pandering, programming to woo viewers over to the network. But now it seems to be taking things to a new level.
The network, formerly The Learning Channel (LOL), will air a special, The Man With the 132 Lb. Scrotum, on August 19. While I left work and rushed home in a cab to set my TiVo for this gem of a program, it was with a nagging feeling that I was feeding the monster.
Wesley Warren Jr., a 49-year-old from Las Vegas, suffers from the rare condition scrotal lymphedema, making “simple tasks like walking, preparing meals, and even going to the restroom” difficult, according to the TLC release. (Eesh … remember that one episode of South Park?) Warren’s condition sounds fascinating and horrifying, but making a TV special about extremely large balls does seem a bit exploitative, especially considering the specials and series TLC has aired in the past.
via: The Daily Beast