Brian McLane

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PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, BAD GIRLS CLUB, NOW SKINS – SHOWS TAKE AIM AT KIDS, PRODUCERS WILL REAP THE WHIRLWIND.

January 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Social Commentary

Just what are we trying to accomplish as a society?

I think the answer is – WE are not trying to accomplish ANYTHING. It’s everyone for themselves. The Politicians, The Banks, and Hollywood have all said we don’t care, we’re not part of your society, we’re out to make as much money as we can at you and your kids’ expense.

The only answer is that we as citizens in this, once great, country have to have the inner fortitude to fight back in the only way these vipers understand.

You have to boycott networks like MTV – period. It’s not like they show music videos anyway. But block it on your cable box, and keep your kids away from it.

Look at the promo stills for these shows. Pretty Little Liars is actually on ABC FAMILY!!!!

Boycott MTV and Pretty Little Liars

Boycott MTV and Pretty Little Liars

Ummm, what is this show trying to accomplish. In fact, there are no morales to any of these shows. The ads for this show on the New York City subway are filthy and Mayor Mike Bloomberg WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT because of his double mindedness and failure to speak out against the MTA allowing such advertising. The side of a wall of a private building is one thing. But using our tax dollars to pimp kids?

Boycott MTV and Skins

Boycott MTV and Skins

This show, Bad Girls just looks ridiculous. Where’s the pole?

Boycott Oxygen Bad Girls Club

Boycott Oxygen Bad Girls Club

I blogged about American Apparel’s racy “Kitchen Sink” ad (which shows an underage girl with her legs open, facing the camera. You can’t get anymore suggestive than that (see previous post).

Do I buy American Apparel.

No.

Will I ever allow my kids to wear American Apparel?

No.

Nevertheless these ads, and ones for Calvin Klein (“Nothing Gets Between Me And My Calvins” – yuk yuk) are money in the bank and calculated to stimulate outrage.

The purveyors of such content will be called to account. They may laugh now. It’s bad enough many people have to deal with the onslaught of smut in their daily lives. And it’ll probably be that much worse for this generation of kids. So I would suggest those who make these shows have a “Come to Jesus Moment” and remember this Bible Verse.

Galatians 6:7-9:

” . . .Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life…”

I’m all for freedom of speech, and it’s tough enough having to deal with my 11 year old making signs with his hands that he has no clue about. But the visual images and the suggestive nature of them require good people everywhere to stand up and say Stop targeting our kids and Let kids be kids.

Otherwise we will turn you off, and not patronize your sponsors.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Vicki

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! FINALLY, SOMEONE WHO IS PAYING ATTENTION AND GETS IT!!! ENOUGH !! The almighty dollar strikes again but this has got to end. Taxpayers are footing the bill for millions fighting the drug war and to promote this is unconscionable. I sincerely fear for our future if we don’t act fast and furious NOW, I only hope it isn’t too late.

  • mom

    This show promotes sex, drugs and promiscuity, and is incredibly irresponsible .With all of the peer pressures that our young teens and preteens face today, why is MTV being so careless with their programming. M TV is confusing and contradictory. They air PSA about safe sex, and then glorify sex. And Homosexual sex!!They run PSA about avoiding drugs, and then glorify drugs. WTH!! Do they not take any responsibility for swaying kids in the wrong direction? It is hard enough as a parent to help your child do the right thing without MTV making it harder.

  • teen

    honestly you all need to get a life. these shows are actually stimulating our economy in ways you all are not. So dont hate appreciate:)

  • common sense

    omg , the only show i watch there is pll, which is amazing! i love it, and its great, it has over 5 million viewers which is fantastic considering most successful shows only need 1million. this show is very interesting and and entertaaining, not every show needs to have a life lesson in it! and it is not at all innapropriate, maybe some kids get scared? but its a murder mystery so then dont let ur kid watch it, but dnt try to stop others from watching it

  • admin

    Not trying to stop anyone from anything. Which is why I’m posting your comment. If you like it that’s great. Just seems to me to be contributing to a wider trend that I think I’m going to shy away from. I was playing in punk clubs in NYC and doing everything I wasn’t supposed to be doing long before you were a glimmer in your mommy’s eye. And if I’M a little protective about this crap, then something is wrong on a much wider scale. B

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