As if teen 'sexting' wasn't bad enough...

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  1. shannon2008

    shannon2008 New Member

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/17/beyonce-gaga-face-off-in_n_360695.html

    ...just take a look at the trash that's being peddled in this new video by Beyonce with Lady Gaga. The video for "Video Phone" is highly suggestive (to say the least) with all the sexual innuendo with the gunplay, not enough clothes (par for the course these days), etc...but here's part of the lyrics.

    :sick:

    We have enough trouble in the world today with teens and kids sending pornographic pictures to each other every day by phone. The least trouble they get in is their parents find them....they can be arrested and charged...or worse, raped and/or killed!

    A lot of people look up to these two women and it's time that they realize how many young women emulate them (Beyonce probably more than Gaga).

    I know it's the parents decision to ultimately decide what their children listen to, but we all know that that can be very hard to do at all times. I know some of you here probably have kids that listen to music like this, so please watch out for this song and its video.
     
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  3. p7byrd

    p7byrd Former Member

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    You want sick and twisted trash? You should see the stuff that Japanese youth watch and read in their anime and manga comics and movies, complete with exceedingly gratuitous graphic violence and sexual innuendos (like pedophilia) up the ying-yang...makes Lady Gaga look like the Virgin Mary. And yet they have the lowest crime rate and teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world.

    We have enough trouble in the world as it is without getting worked up over irrelevant pop culture.
     
  4. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    I'm far more bothered by the fact that the lyrics are so crappy!

    Where's Johnny Mercer when we need him?
     
  5. p7byrd

    p7byrd Former Member

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    It's meant to get up off your booty and dance, not for intellectual consumption. ;)
     
  6. Trino

    Trino Active Member

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    Do you think kids don't know the words to the song?
     
  7. shannon2008

    shannon2008 New Member

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    I don't buy it. If it was meant to "get up off your booty and dance" then they could have used a different set of lyrics and it would still be danceable because of the beat.
     
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    I'm no prude, but sometimes I'd like to get back in a time machine to the days of Connie Francis & Leslie Gore. Sigh....Not impressed with today's music & videos.
     
  9. kaymo

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    no it's meant to be risque`. They want the sexual attention and don't think that message doesn't get passed on either. Have you seen the way middle and high school kids dance today?
     
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    MarleneM Inactive

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    Not only does the song suck, I can now see why GaGa wears a mask so often - BIG mistake standing next to Beyonce's perfection..
     
  11. p7byrd

    p7byrd Former Member

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    You mean the 1950s, the days of Elvis Presley, where angry parents nationwide staged anti-Elvis protests and radio stations refused to play his records because they promoted "immoral values" and were "corrupting" American youth?

    Elvis, Lady Gaga, gangsta-rap, metal,....it's all the same. Your kids listen to it because it pisses you off. :)
     
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    Goodness, the lyrics are a mess and all over the place, and the video is like a big failure at trying to be avante-garde, IMO. :(

    Another video I find issue with: Rihanna's "Russian Roulette". It is disturbing... it is almost like the video is glamorizing such a deadly game. :(
     
  13. Trino

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    I don't think it's the same. Elvis didn't wear scanty clothes or tote a gun. And, I believe peer pressure is much more the reason kids listen to this IMO junk.
     
  14. SuziQ

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    I remember peer pressure when I bought 45's and 8tracks. Not that I'm giving my age away or anything......
     
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    Trino Active Member

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    Of course not, SuziQ. You went to Half-Price Books just yesterday and bought these, I'm sure.
     
  16. Mr. E

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    I hate today's music (mostly), but you know, my parents hated my music, and I'm sure their parents hated their music. Par for the course with youth. If we liked it, they wouldn't be listening to it!
     
  17. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

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    Anyone who posted happen to be a child of the 80's and early 90's? If so, think about the music from then. I never realized it until I got older and started hearing some of the music I used to listen to. Some of it has a lot of innuendo. Some of it just flat out says what it means!! Think of popular songs by Sir Mix-A-Lot, Color Me Badd, and Salt-N-Pepa to name a few. I actually used to listen to these songs with my parents around. When I hit my 20's, I became very embarrased by that fact.
     
  18. Angels_Not_Forgotten

    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    we're offended at words. My take anyway. Back when you listened to elvis, he was saying the same thing, just spelling the words different. I understand parental supervision, just as parents were allowed to oppose elvis. But I listen to this music, and I can assure you, it's not inspiring me to go on a shooting spree, record a sex video, OR sell drugs in NY. Just isn't gonna happen.
     
  19. r0tflcopter

    r0tflcopter New Member

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    Beyonce and Lady Gaga are not your children's parents, YOU are. Beyonce and Gaga are not responsible for children sexting and what not. Thats like saying Marylin Manson is to blame for Columbine (Yeah, remember that debate?)

    Sexual lyrics are nothing new; i grew up with Britney and Christina through their "Slave" and "Dirrty" eras, and i'd like to think ive come out relatively normal. Never bought belly shirts when they made them the rage. Why would you think these too encourage video ...phoning~*~

    This generation has "Video Phone", yours probably had "Sweet Cherry Pie". And Madonna.
     
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    I just watched my 9th grade niece and my 7th grade daughter learn to do the jerk. It was absolutely the funniest thing I have seen all year.

    I always talk to the song when it has dumb lyrics. If they are degrading to woman or promoting sex I add lines that include messages or rebuttales Sometimes I sign them sometimes not but I think my kids get the picture. Its fun too. Or if the song is really bad I rant. I also make up pardoy's randomly in my head. Weird huh?
     
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    IMHO, Marshall Mathers is the greatest lyricist since William Shakespeare, so I can't get real worked up about ribald themes in popular music. Like others have pointed out, that type of language and innuendo has been present in popular music for a long time.
     

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