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The Ten Worst People on Reality TV: Summer 2012 Edition

Between adults eating animal guts, children dressing like prostitutes, and obscenely wealthy Real Housewives comparing themselves to “single mothers,” you can’t get any lower than the cheaply produced, franchise-ready cultural black holes that comprise a certain sector of reality television. Our admittedly harsh assessment includes the people on them, so many of whom are nothing more than deluded circus freaks who feel like it’s their “duty” to be famous. Since it’s summer — prime time for the genre’s dregs — we’ve gone ahead and ranked the most unfortunate personalities currently infesting reality television.

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