Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pussy Cat Dolls #1 Audience...11yr old Girls!

For a little while now, I've been called things like "prude" or "puritan" because I don't believe people (especially young people) should watch whatever they want JUST BECAUSE ITS ON. I see what every major research company sees, there is a correlation between what's seen on TV and in the rest of the media and what people think, say and do. YES, studies have shown that there is a correlation between teens and tweens WATCHING sex on TV and HAVING sex before they should.

So, I was reading some of youth trend materials today - yes I read stuff about youth trends because I'm not just a youth minister, I am a youth specialist - and I saw that the #1 audience for the Pussycat Dolls are TWEEN GIRLS! Yes, the Pussycat Dolls are most viewed by girls ages 9-12. No, the PD's are not group of mutant felines in fighting an evil race of mice and dogs in outer space on Saturday morning cartoons. They are the Las Vegas burlesque show turned pop sensation with their own show on CW Network. I would post a video of these women, but I know some people struggle with sexual sin and I don't want to be a stumbling block to anyone. But just figure this - they are a VEGAS BURLESQUE SHOW being looked up to by your average 11 year old girl.

Am I the only one having a problem with an 11 year being taught that "sexuality is power and that's how we express our independence and strength?" I WISH that the PD's didn't say that kind of stuff publically, but that's their mentality and their message. Really, the creator said it. Am I the only thinking that 10 year old girls should not be asking the question "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?"

What are your thoughts on this?

ps. The Pussycat Dolls just launched their own line of lingerie. Even The LA Times writer was bothered by this....

2 comments:

suzannekane06 said...

I think that there are going to be negative images thrown at kids in all directions all the time. Yes it would be great to not have groups like this being projected upon our tweens and teens but unfortuately they are. It is the Job of the parent to know what our kids are listening too. We need to teach our parents how to get involved with what it going on with their kids. As youth leaders we also can guide our kids to guard there minds and teach them by unveiling the truth behind these things. Kids are growing up way too fast in the world.

Mike said...

That's crazy! Whether we admit it or not, kids imitate what they see and the imitate those they look up to. Lingerie for kids is way over the line.