Monday, November 23, 2009

Entertainment or just too much?

A few months ago I blogged about my thoughts on the Grammys. Not impressed.

Last night we were exposed to the American Music Awards. I didn't watch it - forgot it was on AND I was doing some Christmas shopping with a friend. Either way, I wouldn't have watched it. But I've certainly heard a lot about it. Enough to pique my curiosity and check out what all of the hoopla was all about.

Adam Lambert.

I wasn't a huge fan of his while he was on American Idol. I found him to be too screechy and campy. Just not my style. His performance last night only solidified my stand.

I checked it out on YouTube - which has since removed it from their site. Oh my word!!! Seriously, did he need to grind his crotch in the face of another male? And all of those semi-naked people - men and women. Oh, guy on a leash too! Who can forget that kiss.. grabbed his straight keyboard player and kissed him.

You can do what you want in your life. Honestly, I do not care. What I DO care about is what you are going to show on network television. My children watch those channels are there are certain things that I do NOT want them to be exposed to. Adam's performance was one of them.

Now he's all upset that the network 'edited' his performance for the West Coast viewing audience & is calling it censorship.

So, is it? Do you think it's censorship? I would really like feedback on this.

Personally - I do not think it is censorship. We need to draw the line as to what is shown on TV, especially during family viewing hours.

Many blessings,

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

I didn't see it, don't watch those things, either.

He can call it censorship, if he wants, but we have agreed that some things do need to be censored. We don't allow nudity, is that censorship? Etc., etc., etc. There are a number of things that are not allowed that we as a society have agreed we don't want to be exposed to.

So yes, we censor inappropriate behavior, language, & dress/lack of dress. Folks can behave however they want in their own homes. When they step on a public street there are certain things society expect of them. And when they are broadcast on television, viewers have the right either to 1. be warned in advance or 2. have the producers screen/censor inappropriate/lewd/disgusting behavior.

I don't believe free speech should be censored (not talking about profanity here). Too often free speech is censored in the name of political correctness. But disgusting behavior? I don't want to be exposed to this. I do choose to censor what i see if i am able. Without warning i'm exposed to things i'd prefer NOT to see.