Trippin is a 2005 MTV environmental documentary television series hosted by Cameron Diaz. It also features many other celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Redman, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Mark Hoppus and Justin Timberlake. On the show, said celebrities visit various ecological locales around the world, in particular underprivileged areas of the world.
A shot of the opening sequence.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producer(s)||Cameron Diaz|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Original release||March 28 – May 30, 2005|
George Ouzounian criticised the show in a May 2005 article on his website, The Best Page in the Universe, stamping it hypocritical and patronising. As Ouzounian points out, the show promotes the awareness of frugality in the third world through the visiting of high-profile, wealthy Westerners.
The show has also attracted criticism from the Cybercast News Service for reasons similar to those outlined by Ouzounian. CNS claims Trippin's hosts overlook key socioeconomic issues existing in the countries visited, including Bhutan, and make such serious matters seem trivial in comparison to the supposed advantages of frugal living (e.g. actress Drew Barrymore was enthralled at Bhutan's lack of sanitary services).
- Ouzounian, George (May 17, 2005). "I hate Cameron Diaz". The Best Page in the Universe. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
- Morano, Marc (April 22, 2005). "Celebs Ignore Death, Poverty on MTV Enviro Series". Cybercast News Service. Retrieved January 28, 2013.