MTV targets Wall Street protesters for reality show

An advert for 'The Real World' is seeking activists to take part

MTV is targeting the Wall Street protesters in New York for their reality show The Real World.

Protesters are currently occupying Zuccotti Park in the financial district of New York as part of an ongoing campaign against social and economic inequality.

Now, the channel appears to be looking for some young activists to appear in the 27th season of their reality show, which traditionally focuses on beautiful young people living together. And advert has appeared on Craigslist, according to the New York Observer.

It reads:

Are you part of the Occupy Wall Street movement? MTV’s Real World is seeking cast members to tell their unique stories on our show. If you are over the age of 20 and appear to be between the ages of 20-24, and the description below sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

Applicants are then asked to attach three recent photographs, and biography, proof of age and contact information. The advert, which has yet to be officially verified, has already attracted criticism for attempting to exploit the protest movement for commercial gain.

The Wall Street protests have caught the popular imagination in recent weeks. Radiohead have been heavily rumoured to be performing for protesters, and it has even been suggested that Christopher Nolan will use the protests as a backdrop for sequences in The Dark Knight Rises.