Guest blogger Michelle Kemper Brownlow: I was listening to my 11-year-old daughter and her best friend talking while we were out shopping one day. "OMG, Snooki has one just like this!" the friend said.
Of course, she was talking about Snooki from "Jersey Shore." I think what turned my stomach the most was her referring to Snooki as though she knew her personally. I don't know about you, but if you have watched even ONE episode of "Jersey Shore" -- actually, just ONE segment between commercials -- the LAST person you would want your 11-year-old befriending would be the foulmouthed horndog with 60-inch breasts known as Snooki.
We wonder why pregnancy rates are going up? We wonder WHERE kids today get their raunchy ideas for parties (if you don't know what I am talking about, just Google "rainbow party")? We wonder why it seems like every teenager has his/her mind in the gutter? Well, it's what they are filling their heads with and what their eyes are seeing!
It doesn't take a genius to realize that if you let tweens and teens watch shows like "Jersey Shore," "Teen Moms," "Jackass" and the like, they will start putting those "stars" on pedestals that raise them up to role-model status.
When a network invites a womanizing pig like "The Situation" to star on "Dancing with the Stars
," what do you think that tells our kids? He is being rewarded for his actions. So: The drunker you are, the more chaos and drama you cause, the more women you sleep with ... the richer you get.
I heard in one report that "The Situation" will clear $5 million this year. So, he not only gets in bed with anything that breathes and is contracted to allow those "conquests" to be aired on national television
, he is being paid handsomely for things we, as parents, hope our children will never do.
I want to know when America is going to wake the hell up and start DEMANDING that our children have more respect for themselves than to sit in front of the boob tube and, well, watch boobs!