Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

I ask, when has any Reality Show ever been about reality? They are nothing more than exploitation, degradation of the human condition, false acting, and most of all, money! And now to think that a producer who has produced nothing but trash TV thinks he can produce a show about the lives of 18 to 24-year-olds who come here to work and spend the summer, is beyond comprehension. Like it or not, the Vineyard is special! Like it or not, the Vineyard is a place of civility, family, environment, small businesses, diversity, helping others, and, most of all, a place that does not like or need publicity. So, I pray that the towns, who, I presume, have to issue permits for this dastardly idea, will use good judgment and refrain.

Susan Lamoreaux, Edgartown