Since Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video dropped, I’ve been waiting for someone who is just a little bit rock and roll to tell me their opinion of the clip. My friend, who is all rock and roll (he wore a leather jacket for about three weeks in seventh grade, that’s how rock and roll he is), said the video “sucked.” But how would someone who, in their personage, only carries a sliver of the heart of rock and roll in their chest respond?
Well, the originator of the little bit rock and roll lifestyle/professional Mormon Donnie Osmond has finally weighed in on the video, calling it dangerous for our kids. Donnie, Donnie, Donnie. We went over this already. Bad parenting is dangerous for our kids.
“I’m all for freedom of speech and against any form of censorship, but all I know is that I’m a parent and I’m upset about this. Unlike 20 years ago, in today’s modern, viral world in which content becomes instantaneously available irrespective of age, I wonder whether the music industry might need to rethink its marketing policies with regard to making an explicit music video containing profanity, sexual exploitation, nudity, and graphic violence available to anyone with Internet access. I wouldn’t want my child to watch this video. Would you? What do you think? Should these two extremely gifted female role models for millions of young girls, maybe, have given a little more thought to the effect it might have on their core audience?”
Many lolz go to Donnie Osmond for more or less contradicting what he said at the beginning. It’d be like going, “I’m against murder of all types. I have a gun and I’m going to kill that fucking guy.”
Also, would I want my child to watch that video? Probably not. And if I was worried they would, I’d tell them not to. And if they did anyway? I’d take away their computer. I, for the life of me, will never understand how people can’t deal with the fact that their kids might see bad stuff, but then don’t actually do anything to stop their kids from seeing it apart from complaining out loud about how Lady Gaga (or Eminem) should show some decency and think about the children. Take their computers/phones/videogames away! Don’t let them use the Internet! Beat them every once in a while! It’s not Lady Gaga’s job to worry about your kid* and what they see. It’s yours, Donnie Osmond. [Daily Swarm]
*- It’s her job to act like she’s very risque and different, when in fact she’s basically Madonna, version 3.0. With worse songs.