- 5 years ago
Ok, so this showed up on my Facebook feed today from the page Wicca Teachings that I liked (I’m not a Wiccan myself (ETA: This is NOT my words, opinion, voice, etc, I simply copied/pasted their post):
“I have been sent a lot of messages today about a program that was shown yesterday, the messages were from people very unhappy at how Wicca was portrayed on TV. It was a Dr. Phil episode entitled ‘Love, Lies and Murder: Killer Doctor’s Daughter Reacts to Mistress Interview’ where is mocking Wiccans. I have looked into it and I found a short clip on this video.
On the program Which aired on December 2nd Dr. Phil mentions a Wiccan Priestess and says “Was she what’s known as a Wiccan Priestess?’ to which Alexis (Guest) answers, “That’s what I’ve been told” then Dr. Phil makes the statement “What the hell is that?” then looks at the audience making a face, to which the audience starts to laugh. For him to not even know what a Wiccan is, is bad enough but for him to mock it is even worse.
He is one of the most watched talk shows on American TV and one of the highest paid. For him to just dismiss a whole religion is quite irresponsible and uncomfortable. He does more mocking of the religion in the whole show.
I have set up a petition, please sign it and pass it on, maybe we can make some small difference.
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I have not watched this episode, so I’m not sure what all happened (if anyone has a link where it can be watched, that would be great) but I’m curious about other’s thoughts.
ETA: Here is a short clip where the quote mentioned can be found (not the whole episode):http://www.frequency.com/video/i-have-been-sent-lot-of-messages-today/135206174/-/5-8874524
Second ETA: I am not complaining about what he said, nor am I asking anyone to sign this petition (sign it if you feel it is a worthy cause, if not, ok). This was not posted by me; it simply came up on my newsfeed. I know that there is a lot of controversy surrounding Wicca and the media’s portrayal of it (for instance, Fox News insulting Wiccans back in February caused quite a stir) and I was simply curious as to other people’s opinions.