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French protest local "Big Brother" show

May 14, 2001 | 9:23am EDT

The French group Activists Against Trash TV staged a real protest in Paris against the hit version of the reality-TV show Big Brother, the BBC reports. Called Loft Story in France, the show is premised on the couplings of people in their 20s sharing an apartment. The winners - a couple - must live together for six months to claim the grand prize. The show has faced a spate of criticism, mainly for the sexual permissiveness portrayed. More than 250 people vandalized the set, dumping trash, placing signs, and throwing eggs and tomatoes at the building.

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