Thanks MTV, Shain Gandee’s Family Can’t Afford Funeral

By Michael April 02, 2013 @ 1:24 PM

Anyone who has seen Buckwild knows that that Shain Gandee loved him some muddin’. Laugh if you want but there is honestly nothing to do in rural West Virginia other than…well…drink beer, blow stuff up, and drive in the mud. If his death wasn’t sad enough, his family is reporting that they can’t afford to bury this redneck prince. I know what you’re thinking: “Bullshit! He was famous and on TV!” Yes, but he was on MTV. This channel is notorious for making its reality stars famous but not rich in their first season. (Snookie worked her first season on Jersey Shore for $800 and a case of pube lice shampoo.)

The dirt poor kids of Buckwild were reportedly paid 1,000 per episode which means that for the 12 episode season they made 12k gross. Seeing as the average funeral nowadays costs 10k you can see the problem. MTV exploits the poor and the stupid for their own profit margins and grudgingly pays up. If they could pay them in Natural Light and Marlboro Reds they would. The family is having a “mud run” which is a race in the mud I guess, to raise money to bury Shain. MTV should fucking pay for his funeral. It’s the least they can do for the shit-ton of money they are going to make using his death to boost ratings.

What’s mudding like in Buckwild’s hometown of Sissonville? Here’s a primer.

(9) Comments

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    Doo Doo Fresh 04/02/2013 13:44

    The US government just saved $8000 a year in food stamps.

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    Digital Wonderbread 04/02/2013 13:54

    Why blame MTV because his family is poor?

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    Korun 04/02/2013 14:10

    I live 15 miles outside of Charleston. I created this stupid account to tell the OP Jack, you are a douche-bag and an idiot. This kid was going to kill himself doing this shit, with, or without MTV. Oh, one last thing, I have been away for awhile…. WTF happened to this place? Did the original people give up on the site? The articles are terrible!

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    ReelBigMike 04/02/2013 14:27

    “MTV exploits the poor and the stupid for their own profit margins”

    Yeah, because they force these kids at gunpoint to be on national TV and get paid. This dumbshit redneck bit the dust doing dumbshit redneck stuff. It’s not MTV’s fault. If not for MTV, his family would’ve been $12,000 poorer than they are now.

    I loathe MTV, but that hatred stems solely from their mindnumbingly awful content, not their business practices.

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    Shortshanks 04/02/2013 14:38

    They can exploit ME for a thou……..

    ….just think of the Mac & Cheese endorsements I could make in Season #2……

    MTV is horse-shit…..except for 1981 and 1982….

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    SomeoneluvsU 04/02/2013 14:55

    You’ll never see those dapper boys from Jackass doing things like this….

    Wait… what?

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    woody 04/02/2013 20:47

    MTV sucks but it’s not their fault this dumby is dead. 12k per year to do the same dumb s h i t you’ve always done sounds like a good deal to me.

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    datsunmech 04/02/2013 21:33

    Shold have known better than to trust them city slickers

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    ThisSiteIsGayPornography 04/03/2013 01:12

    Why did you have to insult Natty Light?

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