Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The Definition of Hypocrisy

Ok, so Christina "Dirrty" Aguilera is now preaching to teens about chastity? Does she even know what that is??? I have been fed up for years now with the "teen idols" and the "role models" the youth of this nation have chosen to glorify, but CA is certainly one of the worst offenders. This is something akin to Hugh Heffner speaking out about the evils of objectifying women. Christina and many other performers of her ilk have spent the past few years trying to one-up each other in the sex department. They have made fortunes by leading impressionable young girls to believe that virginity is something to be thrown to the wind ASAP. Remember when Britney first came on the scene and told the world that she doesn't believe in sex before marriage? Didn't believe Ms Spears then, just like I don't believe Christina now.

But this isn't a message all about doom and gloom. There are alternatives. There are plenty of artists out there with integrity. I just hope all of the parents out there are being diligent in monitoring the messages their kids are hearing.

Thanks to Billy and Nykola for the link.


Anonymous said...

Hi! Blogger finally let me comment. :-)

My thought is that this article makes it sound like Chrrrrristina is looking for something she lost and doesn't know how to get it back. Or I could be wrong and she's just trying to use her celebrity for something positive to add to her image. Which isn't all that great. :-\

Bun-Girl said...

Perhaps I'm just pessimistic, but I'm guessing it's more likely she's trying to promote her own image. Otherwise, this would require a complete 180 from her current "style". Course, I'd be overjoyed to be proven wrong -- we need more good influences in pop culture!

Daibebtates said...

Dear Bun-Girl,
I agree that Christina is trying to up her image... I think the only way for her to do that is to completely change everything like you said... she needs to start at the beginning and start to build her own self-respect. She along with the other "singers" you mention need to realize that as media icons they have SO much power over the youth in terms of influence... they all need to go back and see where they messed up and began to do what MEN want and not what they want...sure a girl wants to feel pretty but the line must be drawn when she looks like a prostitute...I just don't get it....if they are so talented...where are their brains?

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