Every time I turn on the radio, there is a different song linking alcohol and having a good time. The songs do not bother me because I am an adult but then I think about how children and teenagers are listening to the same songs I am listening to. As if peer pressure isn’t enough, the youths’ favorite celebrities and role models are promoting drinking until they pass out.
Our favorite alcoholic… I mean singer, Kesha, mentions brushing her teeth with a bottle of Jack Daniels before she leaves her house for the day in one of her songs
“Tic Tok” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6XpLQM2Cs
R&B sensation, Jamie Foxx, told us [females] to blame our un-lady like behavior on the alcohol when we go to the club
“Blame It (On the Alcohol)” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfjtpp90lu8
Tre Songz shows how fun alcohol is in not one, but two songs.
“Say Ahh” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z__FHAG1Jk8
“Bottoms Up” feat. Nicki Minaj http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekAXPCphKXQ
Other artist like Lil’ John and LMFAO are infamous for their alcohol infused club songs
If I told you that I didn’t like any of these songs, I’d be lying. It just makes me nervous when I hear the 12 year old kids from the youth club that I volunteer at sing all of these songs word for word. How can we tell kids not to drink when the people they look up to make it sound and look so much fun? None of these songs actually talk about the seriousness of the results of getting drunk. Alcoholism is not as fun as these celebrities are making it seem!
I feel like the last video I posted is the most important video in my whole post. It actually tells the truth about the results about alcohol abuse.
I completely agree with you! I babysit for my neighbors, and one of the kids had a birthday party about a week ago. I was sitting there, and all of a sudden the radio came on with the “blame it on the alcohol” song. As one of the parents rushed over to turn it off, the kids (a group of 5-6 year olds) began singing it! I couldn’t believe it. I thought to myself- this song is pretty much saying that it is okay to drink too much, do drugs, have sex- and these kids are singing it! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t listen to this song when I go out and whatnot, however I’m twenty-one years old- not six!ReplyDelete
I also agree to this post. I believe that the media has a tendency to project bad images to the youth of America. Having these young kids listen to songs about getting drunk sends out the wrong message. Kids will think that the only way to have a good time is to get as drunk as these artists are singing about, which is a dangerous message to send.ReplyDelete