Sunday, August 07, 2011

Good morning .... in 5 seconds.

Good Morning America viewers should never have been allowed to see Nicki Minaj's exposed nipple, an enraged campaign group has argued. The singer suffered the 'wardrobe malfunction' while performing as part of the US breakfast TV show's Summer Concert Series on Friday, August 5. The incident has already become a big hit on YouTube, although full clips of the exposure are routinely being taken down by the video sharing site. (don't go looking, it's not the point of this article)

However, the Parents Television Council has argued that the racy footage (their words) should never even have made it to air, as the program could have used a five-second delay to prevent such problems.

Hmm. I wonder how many children are actually watching or paying attention to their mother's choice of morning TV shows? Do four-year-olds tune in to Regis and the grotesquely skinny Kelly for morning chatter? Six-year-olds to Good Morning America? Other breakfast news shows?
Whatever happened to TelaTubbies?  Ninja Turtles? Winnie the Pooh? Donald Duck has paraded around in front of children for decades without any pants on! Where is the Parents Television Council on that one?
Did Janet Jackson really offend anyone with her flash at a Superbowl game? Does someone on the PTC actually WATCH the NFL or did someone tell them later to be offended? Does anyone on this Parents Television Council ever go to MTV and see the daily T&A show there? Or to the National Gallery of virtually any country?

Hmm again. I wonder how many of these offended people are in the rallying crowd defending a woman's right to breast feed her child at the mall or anywhere anytime? And yelling that breasts are NOT sexual. It seems to me that 'racy' footage is what is supposed to be racy,  like Red Shoe Diaries, not a simple slip during a quaking musical performance.
Too bad there are so many people who find the live human body so offensive but don't mind watching the dead ones in morning news war footage, oblivious to the impact on their children.

Methinks that Nicki Minaj and her nipple would go right past the attention of a preschool child, and other modern children, the demographic of her fans, would just ignore it anyway. Maybe the PTC needs to concentrate on childrens' beauty pageants instead? Now there is something disgusting!
But then if you can't find enough to complain about, you're unlikely to get more money for more complaints. Councils need to perpetuate themselves, don't they?
And in those 5 seconds, Nicki got 5 miles of publicity!

Meanwhile, here's a few lines from the Supergirl of Hip Hop:

I remember when I couldn't buy my mother a couch
Now I'm sittin' at the closin' bought my mother a house
You could never understand why I grind like I do .....