Seriously? There has to be a reason?
Why are you so hellbent on defining who should or shouldn't be a fan? Do you not want the unclean, dumber masses enjoying your TV show?
It's a TV show. It's there for entertainment. And as luck would have it, it entertains many of us here. Stop overthinking this, cupcake.
But none of this explains why you are putting so much effort into explaining that it is simple entertainment and nothing of value beyond this. In fact, your efforts belie your claims.
Nobody has said that is has no value beyond entertainment. You're putting words in people's mouths again.
It's a TV show. It's main purpose is to provide entertainment and make money. But it can also explore science and morality and the human condition. You do get that it's possible to have both, right?
If it's possible to have both, then how is its main purpose to provide entertainment?
Can't that be done with much less effort? jersey shore entertains people.