‘7 Little Johnstons’ Fans Blast TLC For Blatant Exploitation?

7 Little Johnstons: Trent Johnston - Amber Johnston

7 Little Johnstons fans have said for years that the scenes featuring Trent Johnston, Amber Johnston, and their children have been over the top. Recently, viewers called out the network for not even being subtle about the way they are exploiting this family in scenes. So, what did watchers have to say?

TLC Is Known For Shock And Awe

Any veteran TLC viewers know that the network has constantly pushed the envelope over the years. While making viewers a little uncomfortable or addressing taboo topics can sometimes be a good way to promote a larger discussion, other times, the network does things purely for shock value.

Whether it’s filming shower scenes for My 600-lb Life, constantly bringing back toxic cast members on 90 Day Fiance, or filming another one of Trent Johnston and Amber Johnston’s raunchy bedroom scenes, there’s no shortage of crossing the line and making watchers feel uneasy.

7 Little Johnstons: Trent Johnston - Jonah Johnston
7 Little Johnstons: Trent Johnston – Jonah Johnston/YouTube

TLC Blatantly Exploiting 7 Little Johnstons Family?

While little people shows like Little People Big World or The Little Couple may have started out with the goal of educating viewers on the everyday lives of little people, many viewers agree that TLC took things to a completely different level once they got around to filming 7 Little Johnstons.

The whole idea initially was to remove the stigma attached to little people living with achondroplasia. However, as 7 Little Johnstons fans have seen, TLC regularly has Trent Johnston dressing up as a leprechaun or a clown, essentially exploiting the very narrative that shows like this were initially trying to get away from.

7 Little Johnstons Fans Blast TLC For Blatant Exploitation

For many seasons, 7 Little Johnstons fans have called out TLC for knowingly exploiting the family in scenes. Viewers have accused producers of having weird fetishes, particularly with how they constantly film various raunchy bedroom scenes between Trent Johnston and Amber Johnston.

Recent discussion among 7 Little Johnstons fans revolved around a scene where Trent Johnston and Amber Johnston painted each other with body paint. Many viewers pointed out how scenes like this are a literal “circus.”

In many ways, 7 Little Johnstons fans feel that Trent and Amber are allowing TLC to exploit them for shock and awe, all while the TLC parents have turned their noses at actual circus performers and things of that nature.

Fans even called out Trent and Amber for being willing participants in their own exploitation, along with dragging their children into it as well.

  • One 7 Little Johnstons fan said: “But they don’t like when lp’s are dressed in costumes and exploited…like hello what do you think TLC is doing??”
  • Another viewer said: “This! Funny how they were all pissy about that LP circus performer dude (even though he chose the profession for himself). Yet they see no issue with dressing up their LP children (who make no $$ as minors), making them do dances and performances for the TLC cameras… then airing it on TV for what.. 10+ years now?”

For all the latest 7 Little Johnstons news, come back again to TV Shows Ace for more.

Evan Morgan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *