Why the sudden outrage over the recent MTV Video Music Awards show?
I realized in 1982 that MTV had already crossed the red line. We had finally gotten cable, and my 10- and 14-year-olds' eyes were popping at a video featuring close-ups of someone's gyrating breasts in low-cut attire with messages written in marker on them.
I was told my only option was to give up the long-awaited cable and go back to “rabbit ears.”
So, we've progressed. Nowadays, my 2- and 3-year-old granddaughters know the lyrics and love to dance to Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe” and other music videos.
Recently watching Fox News while my 7-year-old grandson did his homework, I repeatedly shielded the screen as it showed the Miley Cyrus footage from the MTV awards show over and over.
If we haven't cared enough to do something in all this time, does anyone think we will hit the reset button now?
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