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Censoring and Wal- Mart... What!

May 25, 2009
By Amanda Paige PLATINUM, Kissimmee, Florida
Amanda Paige PLATINUM, Kissimmee, Florida
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Does anyone remember that this is our first amendment?
No I don't think it gives you the right to degrate anyone, but
it does give you the right to speak your opinions and most importantly facts!

Everyone know's Wal-Mart so I really don't need to describe how big they are
or how much money they bring in, recently stated to the lead singer Billie Joe of
Punk/ Rock band Green Day that they do not stock music with the Parental Advisory
stickers, that if དst Century Breakdown' was going to be sold there it would
have to be edited. Wal-Mart believes in censoring curses and profanity, which
okay I understand that...
But why can a kid go to Wal-Mart and anyone can buy an edited provocative
album that still planning saying filth, but its ok because there not cursing.

What bother's me are songs like Ray J 'Sexy Can I' that are degrating
girls while preaching alcohol, sex and partying Or 30h!3 'Don't trust me'
with the lyrics 'Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips'! A kid can buy
that album no questions... But can't buy the Green Day album from Wal-Mart
for cursing!

A censored family store that's great... really, but tell me why can a little girl
go pick up the Katy Perry album 'One of the Boy's', with 'I Kissed a Girl'?
Or you can buy the Unrated edition of the 40- year old version or the Unrated
edition of 'Sexdrive' or maybe 'Jackass: The Movie' Unrated.

Wal-Mart chooses to sell R rated and Unrated movies for adult content.
Both a provocative and degrating song is okay as long as there aren't cursing, and
can be sold to any kid!


For anyone who want's to buy the Green Day album it's available at Target!


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Sunshineyday said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 5:58 pm
I agree. The wrongness of swearing is all in the context. How is the word being used? What is the subject of the song? I'd rather have kids listen to a song with a couple swear words, but a cleaner subject, than a sexually explicit song that technically has no curse words. I agree Music Censorship needs to be put in perspective. So we can listen to anything but if we hear the F-word it will ruin our physique? Crazy! good writing