In a rather agitated rant about today’s reality television culture, award-winning actor/director/screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton bashes shows like The Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and, more profoundly, modern society.
His monologue on Oprah’s Master Class opens by lamenting the regressing quality of human nature:
Afterwards come the most defining lines of the clip, when he calls out Cupcake Wars:
We’re hoping for more quality cooking television as well, but in the meantime, we’ll have to settle for reality cooking shows where contestants battle it out and talk shit about each other for the camera.
He continues by musing, “I’m just really ready for people to kind of settle down and know each other again and root for each other as opposed to look for the faults in each other.”
That thought’s a little too sober for us, but right on, Billy Bob.