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Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Rant About Tinkerbell and Charlie Sheen

You know what gets on my nerves? The fact that women (mother's mainly) can take the time to bash Tinkerbell for  being scantily clad and/or provocative in other ways. Seriously?! There is so much else wrong with our media, and you are going to take out your frustration on the cartoon?

I'll admit, I'm not the biggest fan of Walt Disney. I don't care for some of the story re-dos I don't always agree with the television shows they put out there for kids to watch on Disney Channel. But really, the fairy!?! At this point, she is the least of my worries. 

Let's start worrying about the fact that you can't walk through a grocery story without the image of a half-naked woman on magazine cover grabbing your eye, or worse, your child's. I'm not a mother. I don't plan to be, but I like kids well enough, and I just can't help but think that you wouldn't want your kid looking at that. So why attack the fairies, the cartoons, the things that are drawn to be whimsical and silly? Why not attack the Charlie Sheens, Lindsey Lohans, Miley Cyruses in the world or better yet the people that throw them in front of your face every day?

I don't believe in censorship either. I'm not trying to do that. But honestly? Where our interests have gone scares me.

I'm not trying to tear down or praise anything in this post. I'm just frustrated. I think what America needs more than anything is a major cultural change. This "pop culture" isn't helping any of us. This makes me want to get into a bunch of other topics I find wrong with the world, but I think I'll just leave it at this for now. 

So, what do you think? Is Tinkerbell not-so-wholesome? Do you think bigger changes than a fairy's attire need to be worried about in mainstream media? Let me know!

You know what ELSE gets on my nerves? Spell checkers that automatically change name spelling. And then of course missing the change in my re-read. Epic fail. Sorry, guys!


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