Maybe I’m Over Thinking This …

I don’t want to get too deep into this. Personally, I think it is getting out of hand. I don’t have it all figured out. However, I can speak to what I know is true for me.

I watched Elmer Fudd …

I watched Yosimite Sam…

…and I have never had the desire to own a gun or the desire to shoot someone.

I watched Pepe Le Pew…

…and have never forced myself on a woman.

I watched Wile E. Coyote….

…and never had the desire to buy a load of explosives (or kill a Road Runner for that matter).

I watched The Three Stooges…

…and have never hit anyone with a hammer, poked anyone in the eye, pulled out someone’s hair, grabbed someone by the ear with a pair of pliers….

I don’t get it. Especially when I see the garbage that is accepted on TV, in movies, and on the radio. The Grammy Awards is a fine example of the trash that is looked upon by people as “entertainment.” It is far from it. How in the world is WAP by Cardi B even worthy of air play?

Recently, on Facebook everyone was posting the song that was #1 on the day you were born (Mine was American Woman by the Guess Who). I wondered about what song was #1 when my daughter was born, so I looked it up. The song is called The Box by some guy named Roddy Ricch. I truly hope my daughter never looks this up. It is complete garbage. The F word is prominent, the N word is prominent, and plenty of sexual content. It makes me sick.

Sadly, I don’t see things getting any better.

2 thoughts on “Maybe I’m Over Thinking This …

  1. Its only certain things they will pick on…and they ignore the obvious…you have to wonder why. They will say it’s because of the kids…uh no…that is the parents job not their job. What is worse is the companies that bow down to a small group of people bullying their cause.

    They hunt everyday for something else older and established to vent on…new songs don’t count…they don’t mind those because they know it doesn’t hit their target audience.

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  2. As a woman, I grew up thinking it’s just part of life having unwanted sexual attention. It’s part of life having men refuse to take no for an answer when they ask you to dance at a club. It’s part of life when a man reacts violently to being told no on a date. I never thought anything of Pepe Le Pew before it was recently brought up. But when it WAS brought up, I thought, “Oh, wow. That’s true. It normalizes sexual harassment.” So I get why Disney may not want to broadcast it. That’s their right. And Disney also didn’t broadcast the Grammy Awards. Calling out some mass hypocrisy seems misplaced. The politicizing of companies making these decisions irks me to no end, which is why I commented on your FB post yesterday (which you ignored) and why I’m commenting now. I don’t think it’s coincidence that those who are watching certain conservative outlets are oftentimes the same people expressing outrage over this. But this article summarizes things far more eloquently than I could: https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2021/03/culture-panic-why-people-freak-out-over-canceling-of-pepe-le-pew-dr-seuss-books-old-disney-movies.html .

    When my husband and I watched the Grammy’s the other night, we had just said how much we were enjoying the show (Bruno Mars is so talented!!) and then THE PERFORMANCE happened. My jaw was on the floor the entire time. I could not believe CBS aired that!! I hate that performances like that are being normalized and accepted on network TV. I don’t think it’s at all fair to compare it to Dr. Seuss’ estate deciding not to publish some books that contained some insensitive material or to Disney making similar decisions. To me, these constant comparisons and outrage over the seeming hypocrisy of them is just yet another way to instill an US versus THEM mentality throughout our nation. 😦

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