Registered: Sep 2000
Originally posted by clulup
I guess heberman would find it difficult to explain why the show and the boob are bad. Not because children don't understand, but because - in my view - there are no good reasons.
"Seeing a breast is bad because....?"
"Dancing like she dances is bad because....?"
Yes, a breast is natural. Janet Jackson was on stage pulling up her white smock to breastfeed baby Jesus. Yeah clulup, it was soooo natural and normal.
Actually, the dress, lyrics, and dancing, and boob flash were designed to shock and titillate the viewers, including my kids - and that's wrong.
The guys dressed up in women's lingerie and makeup - soooo natural and normal, right?
The bumping and grinding - we should take all of those cross-dressed, writhing and moaning performers to the elementary schools to entertain all the kids, right clulup? There is nothing wrong with that!
The Superbowl "pimp n ho" act. Nothing wrong with that for kids, is there? Why should we complain?
Nothing wrong with a half-time show which has: Nelly's hit "Hot in Herre," which asks a girl to "take off all your clothes"; Kid Rock's lyrics about hookers; and Justin saying he's going to get Janet naked and dancing like they're five feet from the door of a pay-by-the-hour motel.
Actually, it is all wrong. Context is everything here. If I went to a strip club, I should expect strippers and what I saw at the Superbowl. If I go to McDonalds with my children, I don't expect ladies on the tables taking their clothes off. Why? Because the context is different. At McDonalds, I doubt even clulup would be claiming, "It's just a breast! A naked body is OK!"
Sexual titillation for children is never OK. Ever. Bumping, grinding, writhing, on-stage simulating sexual scenes is never OK for children. Ever. Children have a right, and a need, to be protected from adult sexual appetites.
That's why we give ratings to movies, don't let kids into strip clubs, and don't show porn on network television. (Porn is just men and women "au natural" doing what we all do, right?) We draw lines everywhere to help protect children from adult sexual conduct. Janet, Justin, and the rest of the half-dressed grinding, writhing masses went over that line.
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Last edited by heberman on 02-04-2004 at 05:10 PM