BOGOTA, Colombia - Taking its cue from American and British reality television shows, Colombia's first ever reality show, "Make it From Cocaine" is a complete and utter failure.
Columbian authorities were skeptical at first to even allow the airing of the various segments showing how to make trophies from a mixture of gasoline and cocaine and painting them golden, to building a fully-equipped submarine that could carry tons of cocaine from other South American countries into the United States of America because they felt the information may get into the wrong hands.
Unfortunately, it has.
Producers of "Make it From Cocaine" claim they had no idea viewers would watch the show and then take what they learned to try and make millions off the illegal drug trade that has previously plagued Colombia. Manuel Drogas, assistant producer of the show claims that instead of trying to give drug traders new ideas on how to make certain things from cocaine, the show was geared toward showing everyday citizens how a dangerous substance such as cocaine could be transformed into ordinary, everyday items.
"The only reason we aired the segment on how to transform cocaine into a World Cup replica was to show our countrymen that cocaine can be used for good, not evil. Evidently, the mindset just wasn't there," said Drogas.
Recent events have placed governmental officials again between a rock and a hard place. Said one proponent of allowing the shows to continue, "Are we not a democracy? Shall we stop the freedom that the United States has fought so hard to encumber us with, or shall we continue airing the only real entertainment the people of Colombia have enjoyed for many years? It is a most difficult question."