Every once in a while you spot a series of news headlines which when combined are so utterly jarring that they strain credulity. Two different headlines have appeared in the last 24 hours which not only give pause, but beg that American TV viewers demand that ABC network executives please take a few weeks off and go get their collective heads examined.
Here are the headlines. So you tell me – what’s wrong with the picture painted below for American TV viewers?
Any TV program which has the Muppets in it is aimed directly at VERY YOUNG TV viewers which are usually about eight years old or less. WHY would ABC want TV viewers this young to be exposed to Lady Gaga’s questionable and mostly lurid personality during the Thanksgiving holiday? Are ABC executives really going to sink THAT LOW???
Since the TV execs at ABC apparently lack all adult discernment necessary for selecting an appropriate “music celebrity” to headline a holiday special which won’t offend viewing audiences and appall parents as well, I am giving them a helping hand.
America’s young children are already being assaulted in every form of media with explicitly violent, content which borders upon the depraved, and sexually explicit content which exposes small children to WAAAY TOO MUCH information about sex before they are even 6 years old. The last thing America’s young children need is for lunatic Gaga public nudist and psycho-rock-chic-at-large to be presented to America’s young children on TV over the holidays as if she’s some sort of role model for them.
Role model for WHAT? Repeated incidents of public nudity? Nonstop assaults of perverse and morbid imagery? An ever descending public personna which indicates that sanity is optional for successful adulthood?
Have ABC television executives completely lost their minds? And am I the only person so appalled by this decision by ABC that I will absolutely NEVER watch the network again?
Or I am just the voice of fundamental human decency out here howling in the wilderness of blogland?
Shouldn’t ABC be REALLY WORRIED that Gaga will have another “personally euphoric moment” on live TV and strip naked while she belts out a happy Thanksgiving tune with the Muppets? Or is that going to be ok too now? Will the ABC TV muppet special include a “live sex show” too?
Are ABC’s TV ratings so LOW that they will throw out the last vestige of broadcasting decency on their network and go for the “sheer outrage” factor to drum up TV viewers? I hope this decision backfires on these idiots. If we begin seeing an odd new phenomenon of six year old kids disrobing in public before mommy can get to them and drag them out of the mall, you will know where the idea came from.