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Reality TV Turned These Kids into Villains. YouTube Gave Them a Chance to Set the Record Straight

Portrayed as brats on ‘structured reality’ shows, former reality TV kids are changing the narrative on YouTube

Amelia Tait
Jul 20, 2019 · 8 min read

In January 2012, two million Americans watched 14-year-old Payton Ackerman turn into a villain. Looking cherubic with…