Nobody Cares About What Their Kids Watch On TV Or Listen To On The Radio

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve seen adults watch movies where people get brutally murdered in the most gory way you can think of in front of their kids. They would watch movies and TV shows where the actors say every curse word there is in front of their kids. I even know people who watch sex scenes in front of their children.

It’s the same with music. People will listen to songs about drugs and alcohol around their kids. They will listen to songs about sex. They will listen to songs calling women bitches and hoes, and each other niggas. They will listen to songs loaded with cursing. They never think anything of it.

It’s also the same thing with video games. They will let their kids play games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, where characters are cursing and killing each other, stealing, and making drug/alcohol and/or sexual references. But people think nothing of it. They think showing their kids that stuff is just fine.

Even if someone tells them that they shouldn’t let their kids listen to and watch everything, some of them will say, “You can’t protect your kids from everything forever! Eventually they will see it!” Or they’ll say, “They’re kids. They don’t know what they’re talking about in this song or movie!”

1) People who say this don’t realize how smart kids are. Kids know and notice more than people like to admit. 2) Even if the kids didn’t know the negative and inappropriate things going on in a movie or song, you as an adult know! And you know what they’re portraying and talking about is inappropriate! The fact that you know that and still put it in front your kids anyway is just proof that you don’t care what your kids see and hear.

But as soon as a woman makes a song about sex or shows some skin, all of a sudden, people care about what their kids see. For example, people have been complaining about how Cardi B’s music is “negatively influencing” kids since people first started knowing about her. They’ve been doing even more complaining since she released her song, “WAP”, featuring Meg Thee Stallion.

When people heard about how Cardi B doesn’t let her own daughter listen to her music, people complained and said, “See how she doesn’t let her daughter listen to her music, but she will make your kids listen to hers?!”

People really say that like it sounds good, but that’s really what every parent or guardian is supposed to do. If Cardi B can keep her child from listening to her own music, what’s stopping people from keeping their kids from listening to her music if they thought it was that bad? Just listening to one song of hers will tell you that her music isn’t for kids and isn’t even marketed to kids. So, why not just keep your kids from listening to music like hers? People really expose their own bad parenting with a full chest and don’t even realize it.

People only think music like hers is marketed to kids because that’s how much they allow their kids to look up to, listen to, and watch these music artists without setting any boundaries whatsoever. Just because you allow your kids to watch these inappropriate music artists doesn’t mean their music is for your kids.

Whenever Kim Kardashian takes a picture of her naked body and posts it to her social media account, so many people cry about their kids. “What if my kids saw that?!” “That’s not a good influence on kids!” It’s always kids, kids, kids!

Kids aren’t even supposed to be on social media, for one. Most, if not all, social media sites require everyone on it to be at least 13 years old. And even at that age, parents still have to watch what their kids are doing and looking at on these sites.

People rarely, if ever, say anything about all the male artists that make songs about sex and how they influence children with it. But everybody has something to say as soon as a female artist does it. They don’t care when men are doing it. They just don’t like it when women do it.

Or, let people see one gay couple on TV or a transgender person and, all of a sudden, people say, “Kids shouldn’t be seeing that! Stop pushing sexuality on children!” But a lot of parents out there are so afraid of their children being gay that they will push them to think about the opposite sex at really young ages, especially if they’re boys. These people have been pushing sexuality on their own children more than any gay couple in real life or on TV ever have.

The way I see it, a lot of people don’t care about what their kids see online or on TV or what they hear on the radio. Only when something offends these people do they all of a sudden care about what their kids are seeing and hearing. Seeing LGBTQ people or women talking about sex offends them. But instead of just saying that, they act like they’re worried about their kids.

Judging from what a lot of people let their kids watch and listen to and what they say themselves in front of their kids, I can easily say a woman’s naked body or an LGBTQ couple on a TV show or movie isn’t the worst thing their kids have seen. But they definitely act like it.

People’s carelessness and hypocrisy is a shame. Everyone has to care about what their kids are looking at and listening to. We wonder why kids are acting worst at younger and younger ages. There’s tons of reasons why that is, but letting them watch and listen to any and everything is only one, huge part of it.

Letting kids watch and listen to everything sounds like lazy and careless parenting. People are letting TV and radio raise their kids, then get mad when something happens on it that they don’t like. People only care about what they don’t like and what offends them. Them bringing up kids is a lie.

The TV and movie industry puts ratings on TV shows and movies (i.e., Rated R, PG, PG-13, G, Y, etc.) and radio bleeps out words on songs for a reason. They know certain things aren’t suitable for children. If that didn’t matter, they wouldn’t put those on anything. But a lot of people don’t even pay attention to those ratings or even know what they mean. If these industries know that certain things aren’t suitable for younger audiences, how come so many people out here with kids don’t?

Why Do People Question The Authenticity of Rap Songs More Than Any Other Genre?

I’ve heard lots of people for years complain about how all mainstream rappers do is lie in all of their songs. They complain about how mainstream rappers lie about the money they have, the women they sleep with, the people they kill, the drugs they’ve sold and how much money they made off selling drugs, the drugs they do, etc.

A lot of people were upset and tried to clown 2 Chainz when they found out he was a college graduate and played basketball while attending there. Earlier this year, Billie Eilish criticized rappers who lie in their songs. I used to ride on that train, too, until I realized this—rappers are questioned about their songs’ authenticity more than any other type of artists from any other genre. Why is that?

When we listen to R&B songs, are those singers really sleeping with the women they’re singing about? A lot of them are probably down low gay, but they get on records, singing about women. Are these R&B singers really in love with the people they sing about? They could be cheating on them in real life. Yet on a song, they’re sooooo in love. What about the R&B songs that talk about how beautiful and special a woman is. Do they genuinely feel that way or are they just telling the woman what she wants to hear to get what they want? Or the ones that sing about getting a ton of women, but in real life, are married and extremely faithful. I don’t believe people question what’s said in R&B like they question rap.

What about these pop songs where the women are proudly singing about how they left their man and is so over them. Are they really telling the truth or are they still crying about the dude and running back to him? All these pop artists singing about partying. Are they really partying like they say? They probably stay at home eating snacks all day instead and HATE parties.

And these female rappers that rap about how men ain’t shit and they’ll never need a man for anything, yet go home and cuddle up to one every night. Or rap about how good they are at sex or how many men they sleep with, but in real life, they’re probably not that good at sex, or are abstinent or waiting to get married to have sex. Or the ones who are naked in every video, but in reality, they probably hate rapping about sex and being naked in every song.

Or these conscious rappers who rap about black power stuff and black independence in their music, but in real life they’re kissing white people’s asses or saying coon shit. Or the ones that rap about positive stuff, but in real life, they’re doing drugs, hating on their fellow man, or disrespecting/beating women. I never hear anyone question conscious rap. As a matter of fact, I feel like that’s the least questioned genre of music out of all of them. People eat conscious rap up without any problem at all.

And yet still, nobody questions these people in these genres like they question mainstream rappers. Not everybody tells the truth in their songs, whether it’s a rap song, pop song, R&B song, or whatever. A lot of artists that make these songs make them because they know that’s what sells or that’s what they’re told to make by their label executives. Not because they actually do what they’re talking about in their songs in real life.

I believe people question rap the way they do because it’s one of the, if not THE, highest selling and popular genre in all of music, but it’s black dominated. And you know how a lot of people hate on things that’s black dominated. They question it to probably turn people away from it and have an excuse to criticize it.

I want people to stop questioning rappers like they’re the only ones who say things in their songs that isn’t true and just enjoy the music or don’t. Because if they question the authenticity of rappers’ music, but not any other genre, they’re just being hypocrites and spewing and repeating bullshit.

If You Refer To A Celebrity As Irrelevant, You Are FAKE!

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Hearing this word, “irrelevant”, get thrown around so much on the Internet gives me a very uneasy feeling. People say this about any celebrity, whether they are music artists, movie stars, comedians, or athletes. I think it’s extremely annoying.

I say people are FAKE as ALL GET OUT when they call a celebrity irrelevant because nine times out of ten, they’re saying this about people that they loved at one point. A lot of these celebrities people call “irrelevant” have been insanely popular at one point in their lives. If these people were that popular, chances are they loved, listened to, and/or watched them A LOT themselves at one point in their lives. It just seems really weird for people to call someone irrelevant when they loved them at one point.

I believe a lot of people just like throwing that word around. So many people are online all day everyday living through celebrities. Jealous of their lives and fame. Calling them “irrelevant” gives them a reason to feel better about their lives. In reality, I feel like people throw the word “irrelevant” around on celebrities because they feel so insignificant by celebrities that they project those feelings onto them. They call celebrities irrelevant because they feel irrelevant compared to celebrities. I think if people are at that point, they seriously need to turn their televisions and Internet off for a while and learn to appreciate their own lives so they won’t feel like that about their lives or a celebrity’s life.

Another huge reason that makes people HORRIBLY fake for calling celebrities irrelevant is that it makes them seem like they only liked the celebrity because they were popular. They didn’t have their own reasons for liking them. They only liked them because they thought everyone else did. Their faces are plastered on television and magazines everywhere. People are talking about them all the time. The SECOND all of that stops, the “fans” disappear–well, at least most of them, and act like they never loved them. It’s really dumb. This is why I think at least 95% of most celebrity fanbases are full of fake fans. Only fans because they’re on a bandwagon.

I can only imagine that type of pressure if I were a celebrity. It makes me feel like fame isn’t really all that worth it. People are just ready and waiting to pounce on you the second they feel like you “failed” because that’s how insecure and threatened they feel by your success and fame. I’m pretty sure that makes a lot of celebrities feel the insane pressure of always having to sell high records all the time. The insane pressure of having to win every game or a certain amount of games and championships all the time. The insane pressure of having to always sell out arenas. The high pressure of always having to pull a certain amount of money in the box office. The insane pressure of having a certain amount of #1’s or hit songs in general. Because the second they don’t, they will be called “irrelevant”, “washed up”, etc., by their OWN FANS and people who didn’t like them anyway and just using that as an excuse to hate them because they don’t really have a real reason to hate them in the first place. They’re just miserable and like being negative.

What’s worst enough is the main people sitting on the Internet calling people “irrelevant” all day are people who couldn’t even do an OUNCE of what celebrities do. I know it’s not easy to win Grammys, sell out shows, win a lot of games, sell a lot of records, get high ratings on television shows, tear out the box office, etc., especially when we all know the entertainment industry has a HUGE reputation of overlooking people who have AMAZING talent and deserve to be praised just as much as anybody else. People call celebrities “irrelevant” because they don’t understand the actual work that goes into what they do. They’re just looking at the finished product and thinking everything is easy for them when it really isn’t.

Not only do I think these people can’t do anything celebrities do, they wouldn’t be able to handle thousands, maybe even MILLIONS, of hate comments of people saying the same thing to them that they say to celebrities EVERYDAY. Most people can’t even handle one negative comment. They’ll be ready to fight someone after one negative thing someone says about them. I KNOW they won’t be able handle the amount of negative comments celebrities have to handle on a daily basis.

But I guess people will never understand how it really feels until they or someone they know are in that same position and other people are treating them like that because they lack the ability to see how other people feel or might feel. A lot of people don’t know how anything feels until it happens to them.

Billboard Charts & Grammys Mean NothingĀ 

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A lot of people tend to think that having chart topping singles and a boatload of Grammys is the end all, be all for a musician’s success and that if they don’t have any, it must mean their music is bad and they “aren’t working hard enough”. Well, I’m here to say that being #1 on Billboard and winning Grammys doesn’t mean anything.

How many songs have we heard throughout the years that were DOWNRIGHT TERRIBLE, yet they’re still the #1 songs on Billboard, and we can name a million other songs that are way better and deserve that #1 spot much more than those songs; or how many people were nominated for or won Grammys for terrible or mediocre songs when we can name a billion other people who deserve the award more than anybody nominated and they aren’t nominated at all?

Billboard only measures the popularity and sales of a song. And as we all should know, popularity and sales doesn’t always mean a song is good. And the main chart, the Hot 100 or Hot 200, only counts a few hundred songs and albums. There are WAY more songs and albums in the U.S. alone than just a couple hundred. And since the charts can’t fit more than 200 songs or albums, not every song and album can be featured on the charts and definitely not every song or album can be #1 or even in the Top 40. There are millions of songs out there. It’s ridiculous to only believe that the songs on Billboard are the only songs that are good and the only songs that people should listen to.

The Grammys are no different. There’s only so many artists that can be nominated in each category of the Grammys and only one out of all those people can win. As a matter of fact, about only 5 musicians can be nominated in a given category. There are currently 83 categories, and not every musician is qualified in these categories. And when you compare these numbers to exactly how many artists are out here making music, whether we know them or not, we can clearly see that these numbers are not only ridiculously miniscule, it’s unfair! Not everybody can win a Grammy and not everybody can be nominated.

Both the Grammys and the Billboard Hot 100 chart were created in the 1950’s. Both things have only been around for a few decades when music itself has been around for centuries, thousands and thousands of years, even. Why all of sudden does a song or musician need to have either of these before we consider them good?

These things are not given to these people due to their talent alone. I guarantee you that talent is the absolute LAST thing these people think about when it comes to Billboard charting and Grammys. Nobody wins Grammys or have chart topping singles due to their talent alone.

We can listen to songs and artists OURSELVES and form OUR OWN opinions about whether or not they are good. We don’t need Billboard, Grammys, or any other award show to tell us who’s good and who isn’t. They are not and SHOULD NOT be the only things that can measure how good an artist is. Considering the actual history of music, these things can’t even realistically measure it at all. This same thing applies to YouTube views as well. People use those as well to determine how good an artist is and they, too, mean nothing. They are more useless and worthless than awards and charts are.

Having a Grammy or Billboard singles doesn’t mean one artist is better than another. Having high views on a video doesn’t mean that an artist has the best song on the Internet. It doesn’t mean one artist “isn’t working hard enough” because they don’t have an award, charting single, or high YouTube views. It doesn’t mean an artist is good or bad. It doesn’t mean anything. I really wish people would stop acting like it does.