It’s not just movies where I’m permissive. I’ve stopped trying to turn the volume down when Lana Del Rey drops an f-bomb, although that’s partly because the last time I did my timing got off and cranked it up on said word. We rock out to Taylor Swift, who has gotten much more mature with her latest. Of course, LDR and Swift do cover topics closer to those Debenham mentions, albeit without rubbing it right in our faces. So, what’s the difference?
Miley Cyrus, with regard to Taylor Swift and “Bad Blood,” explained it thusly. She also explained it incorrectly. “That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my [breasts] out? I’m not sure how [breasts] are worse than guns.”
Well, according to #FreeTheNipple, breasts are just like guns in that they’re both just tools—but I digress. No, the issue isn’t the line between sex and violence, particularly fantasy violence perpetrated by giant lizards or wrecking balls. If you dig deeper into the issue, it’s the agenda behind how we choose what our kids consume that’s different. Back to Debenham and the real reason he chooses “inappropriate” TV shows.