MTV’s New ‘Ghosted’ Show Draws Backlash For Romanticizing Stalking

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In the year 2019, chances are you've been ghosted. Or maybe you're one of those cruel human beings who does the ghosting. Either way, MTV is launching a Catfish-esque show to help those who have been ghosted by former lovers confront their ghoster, and many people don't approve of the message the show is sending.

Ghosted: Love Gone Missing stars The Bachelorette alum Rachel Lindsay—the first Black bachelorette—and singer and actor Travis Mills as the hosts who will help individuals track down their former flings to find out the reason behind their sudden disappearance. "Have you ever been ghosted? Totally left in the dark by someone you care about? No text. No DMs. Nothing," Mills says in the very dramatic trailer for the upcoming series, which shows participants crying uncontrollably and anxiously sitting down face-to-face with their "ghost."

Sounds interesting, right? After all, MTV's other drama series Catfish—where hosts Nev and Max bring together individuals who have formed online relationships but have never actually met in person to see if their online fling can last IRL—has been going strong for nearly seven years. So what's the harm? Well, Twitter users have expressed their disapproval of the new MTV show, because they believe it glorifies stalking.

"I think this is awful. As much as being ghosted can be confusing and hurtful… I don’t think it justifies being THIS invasive," one user wrote. "Stalking someone for the world to watch? Hell nah."

See how other Twitters feel about MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing below.

MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing premieres on Tuesday, September 10 at 9:00PM with back-to-back episodes.

Nerisha Penrose Assistant Editor Nerisha is the assistant editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty and fashion.

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