Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Worth getting upset about

I saw a short piece on the news last night about parents who are concerned about the impact of Katy Perry’s hit “I Kissed A Girl” on their impressionable teen and tween children. If you’re not familiar, here’s the video:

I can see why this is cause for concern.

I first heard this song a few days ago and when I began to pay attention to the lyrics, well let’s just say my own reaction was one of shock and awe. Think of how TV and radio hold the attentions of today's kids like so many hostages. (And my heart goes out to their parents who’ll surely be subjected to it again and again—a decidedly cruel form of torture.)

It makes me question the bigwigs in charge. Is this an abuse of power? Surely the messages within will lead to an increase in bad behavior. And it’s wrong of them to deny any wrongdoing. That just proves they’ve got their head in the sand. They’ve obviously gone too far, and there’s no telling the toll this sort of thing will exact.

Someone must be held accountable.

Though in the end, perhaps this is just another situation where we’re looking for a fight where there really isn't cause for one. Or perhaps we’ve allowed ourselves to get distracted from the real issue.

Maybe if we ignore it, it will just go away.

It just makes me long for the good old days.

By the way, the brouhaha over the song is real.


Anonymous said...

I kissed your mom. Pretty sure she liked it.

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