Rated R for Really?

27 Aug

Did any of you watch the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night?  That’s all everyone has talked about on social media.  Miley and her homeless fugitive friend, Nicki Minaj’s “wardrobe malfunction”, and Beyoncé’s amazing performance.

I watched the show and was shocked and disgusted to see Beyoncé’s toddler-aged daughter in the audience while she performed.  If you missed her segment, let me summarize:  Beyoncé’s amazing voice, coupled with dancers wearing dental floss to “cover” their va jay jay’s and rear, humping the stage like Ryan Gosling was underneath them.

It was disturbing.  My 6 year-old daughter is not allowed to watch the show after last year’s Miley Cyrus “twerking, gyrating,  and foam fingering” performance.  However, here in the audience is her small child, watching all of this going on.

I tweeted about it, but it appeared no one in Twitterville agreed with me.  Everyone under the moon and stars tweeted about how amazing her performance was (vocally, agreed) and how sweet it was to have Jay Z and Blue Ivy on stage to present her award (also agree).

Am I the only parent who is concerned about a small child being exposed to this sexually provocative performance, or am I old and overreacting?  It just seems to me kids see a lot more sexual images compared to when I was a kid.  There’s just no innocence anymore.  I wish it would come back.

What are your thoughts?  Do you agree with me or think it’s not a big deal?

 

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