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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On 2:18 PM by KiAnna   No comments
I am 15 years old.Do you think I should watch BET? I personally love BET I watch it everyday..
My little sister is your age and I hate the thought of her watching it, that channel (and many similar) does nothing but promote sex, materialism,ignorance (frankie and neffie, keyshia cole's family) many of the shows on BET are at least PG-13 rated meaning they acknowledge that some (if not all) of our youth should not view the ADULT MATERIAL THEY ARE PRESENTING, yet the youth still do of course. If you were grown you'd have the right to choose what you want subliminally floating around in your mind. The problem is YOUTHS are BET's (also MTV, VH1,etc) main audience so yes, many adults view that channel but far more Teens and younger keep that channel going. The award shows are full of adults you rarely see a child or teen, YET the ones watching each and everything that channel does are...the youth. People blame teens for the new stupid slang, but TEENS DO NOT usually start the latest trends, TYPICALLY it's a celebrity, but who is obsessed with celebs more than anyone? The youth. And of course the youth would and still do, mimic their favorite artists and everything they do. Even to the point of their own destruction.

Now why would I want my baby sister indulging in that?

I feel its dumbing down our youth. You would benefit more watching Animal Planet, or the History channel b/c you are actually LEARNING something. I know MOST teens your age are not concerned about how they benefit from what they watch and listen to, but TRUST AND BELIEVE YOU WILL when you grow older and start saying things like, "If I knew then what I know now." I know you've heard things similar to that. Basically meaning, If I had the knowledge and insight into (whatever the topic was...) I would have handled it better/differently,etc.

My problem with BET is that I feel it's brainwashing MANY of the youth to have tunnel vision to the temporary things in life that USUALLY have FATAL RESULTS.

(NOT just BET does this, that's why I do not watch television)
You may find yourself accepting violence, desensitizing you. When you see someone get shot in a music video or in a movie it no longer has a negative feeling on you, at least as much as it used to. You are now more familiar with death and violence, it doesn't rub you the wrong way any more, you may even begin to take an interest in it. Maybe not death but fighting, violence,etc.

Also sex, I find nothing wrong with sex as long as it is between two consenting & responsible ADULTS. But what do we notice these days? TOO MANY teens and preteens are popping out children and losing their virginity younger and younger. It is ACCEPTED (whether you agree with me or not) in today's society to have sex and LOTS of it. It probably always was BUT it is now in our television shows, commercials, music videos, EVERYTHING YOU MAY FIND ENTERTAINING. And saying "sex sells" is just an excuse to keep it up and make it racier and racier. When I was a teen I LOVED the fact that sex was so accesible on television and music videos, I was a normal teen and thats what teens do, they're all going through puberty. And they're horny little devils with time on their hands... think about it.
And I say that SEX CAN HAVE FATAL RESULTS b/c there are MANY people dying daily due to STDs. That **conveniently** keep getting stronger and stronger (I'll stop my thoughts there, some of you may see where I'm going with this... I hope you do)

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