Ok, so I thought I would post the video first for those of you who aren’t into Christina and haven’t seen the video.
I’m sure you’ve heard the controversy about the video though, as not only did it start years ago, but to my surprise only a couple of weeks ago I overheard people actually having a discussion about how horrible Christina Aguilera was for coming out with the Dirrty video.
Ok, I first want to express that I am so on Christina’s side with this. Like really, are people honestly serious when they say that this video is almost pornographic? I personally think the video for Britney’s Slave is alot more suggestive and kind of perverted. That could just be my personal bias, but come on now…’Hit me Baby One More Time’? You don’t think having a bunch of 10 year olds singing those lyrics out and trying to dress just like Britney did is slightly more upsetting? Or worse, little girls singing out that they’re a slave for the boys while Britney moans in the background as though she’s in some extended, annoyingly loud orgasm? Nobody seemed to have a problem with that though…hmmmm…but Christina’s the slut…hmmm…
Not to mention all the rock and rap videos that exploit near naked women all the time, featuring them doing much more suggestive things than just a choreographed dance with a group of people. Christina didn’t set a precedence here, and she didn’t even go to the extremes that some others have gone to…Britney, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey (in case your confused with this one, think Honey with Mariah in an almost invisible teenie weenie bikini crawling out of the sea in a very, very sexual way)…I mean really, the list goes on.
I could rehash each and every argument I have that are pro-Dirrty, but really I’m sure you’ve heard em all already, and the video was released so long ago, I can’t see why anyone would want to fully re examine the issue all over again. But really, I brought this all up to bring up one point: How in the hell can anyone still care at all, whatsoever, about this video when there is so much else to focus on? Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Richie are all repeat offender drunk drivers, rehab goers, relapsing back to drug and alcohol abuse, flashing their private parts to the world almost as though its a joke…
I mean really, if you want to be concerned about something, don’t be concerned about the 4-5 minute video some star does that will stay popular for all of 2 weeks. Be concerned about the stars we let into our homes and into our childrens hearts that live each and every day a life that is irresponsible, troubled, immoral (think sex videos), etc., and very, very public that for god knows what reason we as a society choose to glamorize. And worse, the children get to see that ultimately there are no real consequences for these illegal, irreprehensible actions commited by their idols. Why would they not want to be just like them?
What do you think about all this?