Stealing Away Childhood Innocence

Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior.

It’s fair to say most people missed the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards from March 11. That being said, the show was so trashy and off the charts, it made last year look tame by comparison. The hits included sexually-charged musical performances and drug use references. While Nick would argue that their target audience was eight or ten to 16, most watching were in the six to 14 age range.

Here’s a snippet from one of the songs performed by a British pop music act named Little Mix (a nominee for the ceremony’s Favorite Global Music Star category), titled Shout Out To My Ex:

This is a shout out to my ex

Heard he in love with some other chick

Yeah yeah, that hurt me, I’ll admit

Forget that boy, I’m over it

I hope she gettin’ better sex

Hope she ain’t fakin’ it like I did, babe

Took four long years to call it quits

Forget that boy, I’m over it

Isn’t that nice? A children’s network allowing lyrics like this on their airwaves — how unseemly.

And it got worse. Up-and-coming rapper Machine Gun Kelly has a new album out later this month, featuring that “classic” song Bad Things featuring singer Camila Cabello and included – what else? Sexually charged lyrics and drug references. And the awards ceremony actually gave him a platform to perform that piece of junk as well. Here’s a little taste of the song’s lyrics:

Am I out of my head?

Am I out of my mind?

If you only knew the bad things I like

Don’t think that I can explain it

What can I say, it’s complicated

Don’t matter what you say

Don’t matter what you do

I only wanna do bad things to you

So good, that you can’t explain it

What can I say, it’s complicated

I can’t explain it

I love the pain

(....)

Let me paint the picture

Couch by the kitchen

Nothin’ but your heels on

Losin’ our religion

You’re my pretty little vixen

And I’m the voice inside your head

That keeps telling you to listen to all the bad things I say

After hearing those two pieces of garbage, far-left blogger Perez Hilton (yes, that Perez Hilton) was outraged that those songs were performed: “Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE both Miz Cabello and the Little Mix girls, but this is a freakin’ show for kids. Have the producers not realized that the British girl group’s most recent chart toppers are pretty sexual?”

Yikes But it’s just fine with the rest of the liberal media, which celebrates people like Machine Gun Kelly, as well as Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. Those who fight against this moral depravity are defamed and smeared. That’s why few people are courageous enough to speak up.

There is a lot of danger in trying to tackle the secular media elite, especially the entertainment industry. Enough is enough with the drug references, sexual content, and general disrespect for morals and decency.

Parents who want to look for something appropriate for children might want to think twice before going to Nickelodeon. The fact that songs like these were cleared for the airwaves tells you everything you need to. Kids might find it hard to say goodbye to SpongeBob, but it could be for the best at the end of the day.

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