Before today, a kind of apartheid existed in our minds between Mandela and crappy TV.

When you’ve sacrificed everything in the pursuit of justice, you deserve to spend your twilight years relaxing and looking back on a life well spent. So we can’t really give South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela a hard time for enjoying a reality show about child pageants, even if Toddlers and Tiaras is more repulsive than the subjugation of millions. After all, Mr. Mandela is probably desensitized to the lowest orders of humanity after 18 years on Robben Island.

Sources: Digital Spy