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:: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 ::

Get Over It Don't play morality police. It just makes you look stupid.
A leading hip-hop music label is going into the vodka business and wants its artists to plug the booze in their lyrics, provoking outrage from critics who say such efforts promote underage drinking among the genre's overwhelmingly young audience.
"We don't see the same wrath waged against the James Bond movies with an infinite amount of corporate sponsors, including adult drinks," he said. On the Bond Web site, the British spy's partners include Finlandia vodka, Bollinger champagne and Heineken beer.
That didn't fly with the critics.
"You don't see James Bond binge drinking before he goes out on one of his escapades — the movies depict moderate, responsible drinking among adults," Foster said. "I'm not confident the images being represented through the music is of adult, moderate, responsible drinking."
What planet is this man from? I've never been a fan of Bond drinking before shooting people. Granted, I just say that I'm not a fan and then I bitch about irresponsible gun use, I don't try to stop them from making the damn movies. Oh yeah, and it gets even better.
Roc-a-fella Records, like other entertainment companies that have been accused of barraging kids with harmful messages, told the Journal that parents are responsible for policing their children. Others rejected that notion as a tired excuse.
But what, if anything, can be done about it is another matter. Caldwell suggested executives push more wholesome messages.
"This was probably created by and can be solved by the free market," she said. "We believe there is a demand for more family-friendly entertainment. Will Smith, for example, is tremendously successful, and he earned a reputation for being a clean artist."
"We have a free society, people can say what they choose to say, but that doesn't excuse people from thinking about the responsibility of what they are saying."
See I get all excited because I see that some critics can judge, but agree that if people really want to buy this stuff, then they will. If they are also opposed to it, then they won't. Simple enough. Then we get hit with the critic that thinks we should all be policing each other. Some of his other comments in the article pissed me off, but I don't want Blogger to eat the post because of length. When will those types go away?

:: Bitter 4:46 PM [+] ::
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