Alter Ego

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Holographic singing contest is positive but weird.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Not body positive

This show is not very body positive and it is clear many of the contestants are very self conscious of their bodies. It concerns me many are making themselves much skinnier then what they are normally and that this is being touted as “the whole package” by Judges who don’t know the damage they are doing in saying that because they can’t see the real person behind the screen. I feel very concerned for how heavier set young people would feel watching this. Like they have to be skinny to be seen. It’s very dangerous. It is also stated by many of the contestants how awful they feel in their skin. One girl grabbed her “rolls” and discussed how much she hated them. Then you watch her make her alter ego “roll free” which gave her confidence. Very disturbing. Creating an alter ego is a very emotional process for many and I think it requires mentors and therapists walking along side these people so they can create healthier representations of themselves and come to know how beautiful they are in their own skin.
age 13+


The judge Grimes is a joke. The way she "claps her fake fingernails " for performances is an insult to not only the performs but everyone watching.

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