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Young Kids and Raunchy Dancing
Music Video - Single Ladies
Forum Post: 8 Year old girls dancing like strippers
Please take a quick scan of the Forum post above. It’s happening in lots of places today and we can’t blame the kids because most of them are simply copying what they see. Do you remember back in the days - dancing along with your favourite singers while watching the music video in the 80’s 90’s? Or was it just me? Ok may be 70s, but the difference now is that the Dance moves have gotten so raunchy and the clothes they wear are getting less by the day or are the clothes shrinking?
Beyonce is well loved and I admire her a lot. She has such great Talent. One of her popular songs is “crazy in love”. There is a line that she dances to “oh oh oh oh oh oh oh no no” . The dance move to that lyric is very popular. Lots of teens and young kids copy this dance. It seems pretty cool to me. Even I dance along with friends if the song comes on in a party.
Then, years later, there was “single ladies”. The dance moves in this video are very raunchy and as much as I really really like Beyonce – I was not impressed. It’s the one video I didn’t quite take to, but I guess “Sasha” took over. Again, lots of young kids from the age of 7 watch it and copy the dance moves. The video was voted Best Video of the Decade.
I don't know a lot about Lady Gaga as she has only recently become very popular. However, I have seen her videos on Music channels and she certainly is blowing people away. Her recent Video "Telephone" made news Headlines. A Daily mail reporter's Headline asks: "Is Ladygaga's new video Telephone too explicit for TV?".
In the video, Gaga is seen in various states of undress and then it also features graphic violence, nudity, a lesbian kiss and mass murder.
Comments: "The big-budget video has received rave reviews from critics, but the explicit content means it won't be suitable for the singer's younger fans."
Who are they kidding? Thousands of young kids have already watched this video over and over again.
Lady Gaga - Telephone Music Video
More of Lady Gaga in Music Video
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In summary, I’m not sure how effective parental controls are on telly these days, but no matter how hard we try to use them, or monitor what the kids watch. They are watching these videos. If they can’t watch it on TV, they’ll watch it on their mobile phones or in their friends house.
Obviously this is no problem for adults, but if ever you wonder why 8 to 11 year olds dance in an exotic way. It’s because they watch these videos which unfortunately or fortunately for some, are getting raunchier by the day and kids go “ga ga” for their “heroes”.
I have nothing against the artists featured in this Hub – it’s their profession. The point I’m simply making is that Kids will always copy people they like and Times have changed.
Thanks so much for reading. If you can, read through the Forum post again about "8 year olds dancing like strippers". - Interesting comments...
Update 2012 - Nicki Minaj
(This Hub was published in 2010)
.....and then Pop Princess Nicki Minaj came along. An Artist who also raps - Teens / Adults enjoy her music but sadly for parents, she is another sex symbol who their young 8 - 11 years olds will be copying. This is the reason why raunchy videos are banned in some places in Asia...... Food for thought.
This year, Indonesia banned Lady Gaga from doing a Concert in their Country. (NIcki's video says it all below) and we haven't even started on the Lyrics the kids are singing along to....
Rihanna is of Jamaican descent and naturally Jamaicans dance exotically. In 2010, she performed live on X-Factor UK and there were thousands of complaints from parents, that it was too raunchy to be aired at that time. The performance was similar to the video below. (same song) In fairness to her, the next time she performed on X-Factor 2011, she toned it down.
Ps. I am just raising awareness to parents of young kids.(not putting down Singers). We nearly fall off our chairs when we see kids dancing in parties like strippers. How did they learn it......?
Rihanna's Performance - Grammys (and kids are copying)
★ツ Britney Spears - doing what she does best below,
......but we'll save her, til another day.....
Britney Spears (middle) with dancers
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