Billy Bob Thornton Slams Cupcake Wars, Competitive Nature of Reality TV

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Ever wonder what Billy Bob Thornton thinks of Cupcake Wars?

No? Well, listen up anyway! The actor makes some profound points in the following video.

Taken from his appearance on Oprah's Master Class Sunday, the Fargo Season 1 star uses reality television to explain his problem with humanity in general these days.

“We're living in a time that's just become judgmental and everybody wants to see failure," says the ex-husband of Angeline Jolie. "They want to see people knocked off the hill.

"You can't have a television show without a competition because they want to see who cries this week and who goes downhill, who gets kicked out."

Does Thornton think we need a series about cupcake recipes? No.

But, okay, fine, great. You wanna air one? No problem. HOWEVER...

"Does it have to be a f-cking competition? Do you have to have cupcake wars? And I'm sure people who have been in war kind of take offense to that because seriously, it's not that goddamn dangerous to make a cupcake."

The 58-year old makes some salient points, don't you think?

I guess I'm just really ready for people to kind of settle down and know each other again and root for each other as opposed to look for the faults in each other," he concludes, adding:

"There's a lot of great stuff in life from the top to the bottom and from the left to the right. Life is magical and I guess my thing is I wish that people wanted that magic."

We wonder what Thornton thinks of the following reality television shows:

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