Maybe I am getting old (23 in July) or maybe I am getting
more conservative (ya, that is probably not it), but it seemed like
the MTV movie awards were highly offensive this year.
I doubt most of you watched the MTV movie awards,
but if you did you probably know what I am talking about.
I like to watch the MTV movie and music awards to see what
is going on in music and movies amongst youth and progressive culture.
I like the performances (especially Kings of Leon), the different presenters
and production of each intro to the awards. But this year that all went out
the window after watching about 10 minutes of the awards show.
Not only did I hear a ton of language, but it seemed to be over the top, in a way
to try and be funny but still rebellious and cool.
As well, I think I heard every reference
to a males “goods” (really no way to say that appropriately).
Is this really teen culture? Is this how they act and talk?
I struggle with all of this. At some points some of this does not bother me.
I was the cool teacher that was going to have his students watch MTV shows
and then evaluate and discuss them. After many emails from parents expressing
their concern over this idea I decided to pull the plug on that idea.
I still did not see a problem with watching this in class.
My attitude was one of practicallity in the fact that most of these students
already watched MTV and knew most of the shows (see Rob & Big and Doin Work).
Why not take advantage of a captive audience to get some great discussion
on worldview stuff.
I now see the reason why parents freaked out. The stuff that was on the MTV movie awards
tonight was ridiculous. None of it funny, a lot of it inappropriate.
The views I express here are not shaped by any Focus on the Family mindset, in all reality
I am the opposite of what you would call a fan of Focus on the Family (I do not like them).
But tonight I learned something from MTV, kids are growing up more and more
and we (culture) are pushing them to grow up.
I am not a parent therefore I do not have kids (I think, kidding…)
so I would like to ask the parents/potential parents or people who
just want to give their opinion: