I've had this post running around in my head for over a week now. On August 5th, Nikki Minaj was performing on GMA on ABC and she had a wardrobe malfunction. I hate that term....wardrobe malfunction. It's sort of ridiculous. The fact is her boob popped out and you could see her nipple.
The Parents Television Council was upset. Yeah, o.k., GMA probably should have been using a 5 second delay. Whatever. Here's my thing though. Why the hell were kids watching Nikki Minaj on GMA anyway? It's not like she is a kid friendly performer. AT. ALL. Her lyrics are meant for adults.
Here's my thing, why do so many of these groups focus on crap like this? Why not find something productive to do? Why put all your energy into getting upset about accidents? Oh my goodness, a child might have seen Nikki's boob. So what. A better question would be, what kind of parent was letting their child watch the programming to begin with?
It goes deeper than that though. It's like the crazy conservative groups who single out shows on television with inappropriate content <---their opinions not mine, and get all up in arms about them. First of all, I will decide what is and is not appropriate for me, and for my kids. Second, there are a gazillion and one channels out there for television viewing. If you don't like a program, CHANGE THE DAMN CHANNEL!
Is it just me or isn't that common sense? If you don't like what a radio station broadcasts? CHANGE THE DAMN CHANNEL! I know, it's a novel concept. But, seriously people what's the big deal? There are enough channels out there that there should be something for everyone. Including and not limited to, what you or others consider filth.
Here's the really really great thing about living in a FREE country. No one, and I mean NO ONE, has the right to mandate morality. Now, I know I am going to get all the comments about what if my child runs across something I don't want them to see, blah, blah, blah. We have to protect the children.
Back to that whole....I'll decide what is appropriate for me and mine thing. It's a parent's responsibility to block content THEY deem inappropriate in THEIR homes. It is NOT up to some council, some group of self appointed moral do gooders to decide for the rest of us. Thems the facts kids!
What about you Smackers...do you get all up in arms about this kind of stuff? Do you want others campaigning against all forms of entertainment they deem is inappropriate for you and yours?