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Old 08-27-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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(I promise not to keep bombarding this forum with posts. I just had to ask this question.)

I am not a parent. I also no longer watch tv. So I found out about the VMA awards online. I watched Miley. Because I don't have kids, I really was not familiar with her "work" (songs and tv show). I have seen her perform on tv in the past but just in passing.

Having seen the performance, my first impression is one of feeling sad for the younger generation. They have a wasteland in the "entertainment" category, don't they?

I am far from being Amish or whatever but I believe in wholesome entertainment for children and teens. I grew up with Donny and Marie and "Little House on the Prairie" (best show ever!). Even "All in the Family" dealt with social issues. It made you THINK.

Nowadays it seems everything is just a cheap joke. A sexual innuendo, a gratuitous act, etc.

Did Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Pat Benetar have to twerk for their art?

 
Old 08-27-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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(I promise not to keep bombarding this forum with posts. I just had to ask this question.)

I am not a parent. I also no longer watch tv. So I found out about the VMA awards online. I watched Miley. Because I don't have kids, I really was not familiar with her "work" (songs and tv show). I have seen her perform on tv in the past but just in passing.

Having seen the performance, my first impression is one of feeling sad for the younger generation. They have a wasteland in the "entertainment" category, don't they?

I am far from being Amish or whatever but I believe in wholesome entertainment for children and teens. I grew up with Donny and Marie and "Little House on the Prairie" (best show ever!). Even "All in the Family" dealt with social issues. It made you THINK.

Nowadays it seems everything is just a cheap joke. A sexual innuendo, a gratuitous act, etc.

Did Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Pat Benetar have to twerk for their art?
She is a 20 year old pop star. She wants to look sexy, and act stupid. As MOST 20 year olds have done on occasion, including the 70s. This is not a new phenomenon. Hell, some people (including Walt himself) had a similar reaction to the idea that Annette Funicello, also a former Disney star, was going to be shaking it in a bikini in the Beach Blanket movies. Now it seems completely innocent.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Every generation goes through this. Elvis was the Pied Piper to H*ll, remember?
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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For me, the difference between what she did and what, say, Madonna did way back when, is that she was a child star, and has a following among teens and tweens. I hope the parents of her young fans use it as an example of what not to do.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I didn't watch the show and have no interest in that kind of entertainment but I did see it on the news and online. I would have been mortified if I decided to let my kids watch the show and they saw this idiot making a fool of herself. On the other hand it might have been a good teaching moment about how desperate people do desperate things when they fear their star is not shining anymore.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I think it's an excellent teaching moment for kids. And this is nothing new, there have been crotch-grabbers and bumpers and grinders around for a very long time.

Also worth noting that the VMAs was rated TV-14.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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(I promise not to keep bombarding this forum with posts. I just had to ask this question.)

I am not a parent. I also no longer watch tv. So I found out about the VMA awards online. I watched Miley. Because I don't have kids, I really was not familiar with her "work" (songs and tv show). I have seen her perform on tv in the past but just in passing.

Having seen the performance, my first impression is one of feeling sad for the younger generation. They have a wasteland in the "entertainment" category, don't they?

I am far from being Amish or whatever but I believe in wholesome entertainment for children and teens. I grew up with Donny and Marie and "Little House on the Prairie" (best show ever!). Even "All in the Family" dealt with social issues. It made you THINK.

Nowadays it seems everything is just a cheap joke. A sexual innuendo, a gratuitous act, etc.

Did Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Pat Benetar have to twerk for their art?
She (and her agents) accomplished her mission. She got you to write about her which is directly linked with record sales.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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Did Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Pat Benetar have to twerk for their art?
Oh, those women all made eyebrows raise and parents shudder.

Let's pick Joan Baez shall we? She had the courage to sing about brotherhood and peace while Lyndon Johnson was in the White House. And she hung out with Bob Dylan. If you enjoyed Little House on the Prairie I can guarantee your parents weren't at protest marches raising their fists in solidarity with those two.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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I think it's an excellent teaching moment for kids. And this is nothing new, there have been crotch-grabbers and bumpers and grinders around for a very long time.

Also worth noting that the VMAs was rated TV-14.
This completely. Something's are not for kids.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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I feel terrible for her. I don't think it's as much what she did, as how desperate the whole thing was. I always found Madonna for example had a sense of humor, a bit of irony, like she knew the joke and was letting us all in on it.

Miley has no sense of herself at all.

And what does anyone expect, this is a known and predictible progression for girls (especially) that grow up before everyone's eyes as a cutsie teen star and once they start adulthood rebel against that false image in the strongest possible way, and cannot live without the attention anymore, to boot.

It's happened over and over again. Anyone who puts their tween daughter into the entertainment mill and expects them to come out unscathed when they're in the delicate late teen stage needs their freakin head examined.

People that can do that and still stay grounded are few and far between. Most end up with dreadful issues, addiction, narcissistic behaviors, loneliness, rejection.

That's not what you want to set your children up for.
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