Thursday, October 21, 2010

Quote of the Day: Addendum

"Oh, good. Just what this situation needed. The input from a man whose daughter is single-handedly creating an army of 11-year-old strippers."

-- The, responding to word that Billy Ray Cyrus, who happens to be on the Parents Television Council advisory board, is speaking out in support of the Glee photo shoot in GQ


Benoît from Ottawa said...

Just when did it become a problem for teenagers and sex to coexist? I mean, really. It's become a real hangup.

Further: Since when is it scandalous to use yummy young things in sexy poses in the media? It's been a mainstay of advertising for decades.

I think we all need to look at ourselves and our pollyanna ideas about 'children' -- who aren't children, but budding sexually active future adults.

And all the time, meanwhile, it seems that North American adults are 'juvenilizing' sex, what with the gaining popularity of shaving of all pubes. (This I've been told, of course...)

This society is fucked up.

Benoît from Ottawa said...

Gee, if I'd read your previous piece on this Glee kerfuffle, I might not have posted my previous comment. No matter.

L. said...

Who'd have imagined that all these years later Billy Ray Cyrus would be allowed to share his opinion on anything outside of something like 'I Love the 90s'?

Here's what I don't understand about sexing up the ladies from Glee in a photo shoot: Do straight guys watch this show?

Admittedly I've not seen it, but I've been lead to believe that it's a campy show that's basically a musical where they sing pop hits (which is pretty much exactly why I haven't seen it). I can't imagine a lot of the dudes watching it are hoping to see the girls in their drawers.