Posts tagged music video
Posts tagged music video
Kanye West’s OFFICIAL video for “Monster.” The video opens with “the following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any group of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such.” But let’s be honest here, HOW THE FUCK AM I NOT SUPPOSED TO INTEPRET THIS PIECE OF ART AS MISOGYNISTIC OH GREAT KANYESUS?! The only female featured in the song is miss Nicki Minaj. She is depicted as torturing and whipping herself/her double. And just so you know this video is the toned down version of the “Monster” video that leaked and was banned from most music stations five months ago. Directed by Jake Nava.
Laci’s rant on Jenna Rose’s OMG and the fact that 12 year olds aren’t sexy.
(Transcript written by whatfreshhellisthis)
Laci, a slim white woman with long curly red hair and blue eyes speaks to a camera in front of a plain green background.
“There’s a new song that came out over the last few weeks that’s making waves- it’s called OMG by Jenna Rose: the teen ‘boom boom’ doll. [Text appears on the screen that says “teen BOOM BOOM doll?”] This title is problematic for a lot of reasons, but mostly because she’s not a teen- she’s twelve years old.
Which is probably why what would otherwise be deemed another crappy pop music video is making a lot of waves. Chock-full of pseudo strip dances, hip swinging and some Victoria’s Angel-esque lingerie, OMG is a visual landscape of lusty twelve year olds. I feel creepy that those words are even coming out of my mouth.
The lyrics follow the lines of; “Oh my god, she looks good, oh my god, you wish you could.” You wish you could!? What- unsee it? And the cherry on top- guess who produced this video. Remember Rebecca Black?”
[Laci sings into a hairbrush as if it were a microphone] “It’s Friday-
[Camera cuts back to Laci sans hairbrush, once again talking]
“Yeah, it’s the same assholes. They’re called ‘Arc Music Factory’ and they’re growing collection of sexed-up little girls is drawing a lot of attention. Looks like peadobear has finally started his own production company.
So I practice social science and I wanted to take a closer look at what’s actually going on here. First and foremost it’s exploitative [the words 1. EXPLOITATION flash up on the screen] plain and simple- this shit outright exploits this little girl’s sexuality. Wanna know some other ways that nasty people exploit young people’s sexuality? [counts off on fingers] Sex trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography. Which by the way is what a lot of people have been calling this video.
Now I think the outrage is 100% warranted and people should be angry about things like this happening in our world, but I’m not so sure that I would call it child pornography; rather it’s walking a very fine line.
Second issue [holds up two fingers] I take with this [the words “2. HARMFUL MESSAGES” appear onscreen] you’re conditioning this girl and all the little girls that are watching it into a really f*cked up idea of what sexuality is. One [holds up index finger] it tells young people that their only worth is in their body and two [holds up a second finger] that sexuality is about looking good and being wanted. Hmm, sounds like a pretty misogynistic ideal to me.
Third issue I take with this [holds up three fingers, the words “2. NURTURING PEDOPHILIA”] um… how can you create this kind of video and then turn around and condemn people for being turned on by twelve year olds? You’re psychologically pairing things that have been sexualised like [counts off on fingers] the clothing, the dancing, the lyrics, with something that should not be sexualised: a twelve year old.
Now, all that in mind, I have but one question: where are her parents? Seriously. What kind of moron parent must you be to sit down and say “So… these lyrics are supposed to get the audience thinking about having sex with my twelve year old? Sounds great! She’s gonna get famous, right?”
So at this point in my ranty rant, I expect that there are some people out there like “okay, so this video is out there, it sucks, but why do we need to make such a big deal out of it? [Words flash up on screen “what’s the big deal?”] Well… we need to make a big deal out of it because it’s not just this video. Jenna Rose’s video is just another in a streamline [sic] of media that exploits young girls. Turning these young girls into sex objects and making them act and dress like older women is not a new phenomenon, but with the video age upon us it’s becoming more accessible, reaching more people, and it’s getting worse. [Counts off on fingers] Music, clothing, swimsuits [text flashes up on screen ‘see description for examples’] toys, movies… the images that surround our youth are becoming more and more sexual at younger and younger ages. And I’m sorry, but at twelve years old you are not capable of taking demand of your own sexuality. So when we see this kind of stuff happening with young kids, it’s not that they’re just magically getting sexual at younger and younger ages, we are making them sexual at younger and younger ages.
In other words we can’t expect kids like Jenna Rose to protect themselves from this crap. Why do we need to make such a big deal out of it? Think of the children!