Warning: Parental Advisory

what a bucketload of horse crap.

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#1 jaredigital  Icon User is offline

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Warning: Parental Advisory

Posted 21 April 2002 - 08:06 PM

i just watched that super-hyped VH1 movie, "WARNING: Parental Advisory". i have to let my thoughts "marinate" overnight before i break off one king-sized rant about this flick, but if anyone wants to sound off about the movie's content, go for it. you don't have to have seen the movie (the script itself was completely ludicrous and heavily biased towards anti-regulation), just be familiar with what it was about. basically there was a group of mothers in 1985 that went to the Senate trying to get some form of legislation passed that would 'rate' music recordings, since to this day any 10-year old kid can walk into Tower records with ฤ and buy any CD with any subject matter recorded on it. there is no law or prevent this exposure. ironically, a teen can purchase a CD with X-rated lyrics but not go see an R-rated movie. i guess you all se what my opinion is. the argument from the musician's corner was that 1)labeling would be a form of "censorship", since a large chain like Wal-Mart may boycott an album with a certain "rating", and 2)that no one body of people can dictate what is obscene for an entire nation. um, obviously these musicians hadn't heard of the Motion Pictures Rating System. the argument from the parents was that a buyer could very easily purchase music without knowing the full content of the recording.

so what do you say? have an opinion? don't care? it's all good.


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Re: Warning: Parental Advisory

Posted 21 April 2002 - 08:10 PM

i'll get back to this thread, i'm sure i have an opinion but i cant think right now...
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Re: Warning: Parental Advisory

Posted 21 April 2002 - 08:10 PM

one time i couldnt buy Blair witch 2 on DVD at walmart becuase state law says you have to be 21 or older to buy an R rated movie , yet you only have to be 17 to see one ... The rating system is good in a certian sence , but it doesnt stop the people that want the stuff or want to see it , this kinda ties into Internet porn its probilly one of the most Explict stuff someone could see , and they say you have to be 18 or older , but does it really stop us ? no , then again , i dont really want them to be more strict or anything , but really there is a point and there isnt a point to having these systems at the same time ...
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Re: Warning: Parental Advisory

Posted 21 April 2002 - 08:30 PM

First I would lake to say that warning labels on music is total crap. My opinion is that even if music has no cuss words in it can still be offensive to some people. Parents should find out what kind of music their children are listening to and decide if it is appropriate or not. Leaving the record companies to do that is total an absurd idea because they don't care about the children as much as parents should.

Second Marko you are so lucky that they wouldn't let you buy "Blair witch 2", It was total doggie crap.

Cheers Moe

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Re: Warning: Parental Advisory

Posted 21 April 2002 - 09:10 PM

um , i have it now , one of my favorite movies , im a big BW fan
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Re: Warning: Parental Advisory

Posted 21 April 2002 - 09:17 PM

I guess the fist one was OK, but it got old fast, whatever you like though ;)

Cheers Sam

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Re: Warning: Parental Advisory

Posted 22 April 2002 - 05:29 AM

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Quote: from jaredigital on 11:06 pm on April 21, 2002
basically there was a group of mothers in 1985 that went to the Senate trying to get some form of legislation passed that would 'rate' music recordings, since to this day any 10-year old kid can walk into Tower records with ฤ and buy any CD with any subject matter recorded on it. there is no law or prevent this exposure. ironically, a teen can purchase a CD with X-rated lyrics but not go see an R-rated movie. i guess you all se what my opinion is. the argument from the musician's corner was that 1)labeling would be a form of "censorship", since a large chain like Wal-Mart may boycott an album with a certain "rating", and 2)that no one body of people can dictate what is obscene for an entire nation. um, obviously these musicians hadn't heard of the Motion Pictures Rating System. the argument from the parents was that a buyer could very easily purchase music without knowing the full content of the recording.

so what do you say? have an opinion? don't care? it's all good.

Wasn't Tipper Gore involved with that? That should speak for itself.

You ask me the addition of the "Parental Advisory" stickers to did more good for record sales than harm. Sort of backfired on groups pushing for it.

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