Tuesday, July 29, 2008

From One Teen To Another?

I can’t put this any other way, what the Hell is going on in this country. Lifestyles Condoms has announced it wants to make Miley Cyrus it’s spokesperson for their condoms according to this story. For any of you reading this from a cave on Pluto, Miley is the 15 year old star of Hannah Montana, the wildly popular Disney show.

What kind of sick society are we tolerating in which a company feels comfortable enough to propose something as demented as this. If a man were to say something like this, he would likely be beaten out of town with a stick and good riddance to him. But we have a company announce this and they get national exposure. Which, possibly could be their intention. One truism in the news media is that shocking gets you on the front page. This is a company for which their “good name” is not much of an issue, they’re a condom company, so for them any press is good press. This theory is lent even more credibility with the fact that it does not appear that they have approached her or her agents about the sponsorship.

Further, you have to love this quote from their spokesperson "Pop culture proves that teens are more ready than ever to discuss the subject of sex," says the company's VP of marketing, Carol Carrozza. So we are now letting pop culture set our standards? Heaven help us, but she may actually be right. Then we read the article further and we realize that they only care about the kids according to Ms Carrozza "We believe that Miley is both influential and relatable to this afflicted set — and is the obvious choice to get the message of safe sex out to teens across America." Even making an attempt to give them the benefit of the doubt and say they are interested in promoting safe sex, I would think there are plenty of young adult stars that could convey their message.

The sad part of this though is that her father may have to take some of the blame. Ms Cyrus, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has had a couple of racy pictures of her published. While I was disappointed in this decision by her family, it still does not excuse this attempt by the company.

The reality is that parents like my wife and I that have young daughters, mine is eight, watch Hannah Montana along with them. It’s a good clean show which must drive the progressives mad. All they talk about on the show are things like friendship, morals, responsibility, and strong family bonds. You know, everything the progressives are against. To have this soiled by this company is quite disappointing. I find the whole thing to be not only creepy but akin to child pornography. The idea of a child this age appearing in ads for condoms makes me think that this would be a dream come true for pedophiles. These sickos already get their kicks from seeing young girls. Put one of them in a condom commercial and they will be in pervert heaven. But then I’m probably just a narrow minded, ultra conservative prude who thinks that anything associated with children should be completely devoid of sex.


Papa Frank said...

Former Disney Mouseketeers:

Justin Timberlake
Brittney Spears
Christina Aguilera

This here does not surprise me about Miley Cyrus (daughter of the Achy-Breaky heart crooner). It's a shame but it is the result of people who are willing to do anything to gain fame and the money that accompanies it. 15-year-olds are who they give the condoms to in school and so it's not that much farther a step to have one as your spokes-child. Until America once again values a strong family unit we will continue to spiral down uncontrollably. Sad but true.

Nikki said...

I have seen my nieces myspace page, she is 16, talking about Jamie lynn Spears and her baby...they were discussing what the name should be! it was so messed up! They should be discussing how bad it was but instead she is on the cover of magazines glamorizing it...and of course teen pregnacy has gone up...a lot! nice post. I agree what is going on in america. :)N

MK said...

The thing i don't understand about safe sex is, who in the western world doesn't know about condoms, the same for drugs, honestly how does a person live in here and have never heard about them. Like Nikki says above, teen pregnancy is up. We have ads everywhere, sex education in schools, leaflets and what not and still the liberals are not happy. No, no, more sex education we must educate more, they don't know, we must teach them to fornicate. I wonder if the idea is encouraging safe sex or just encouraging sex. Knowing liberals, i wouldn't be surprised if safety was far from the top priority.

Always On Watch said...

I'm glad that you explained who Hannah Montana is. Not having young children, I didn't have a clue!

Anyway, offering a young girl this "opportunity" as spokesperson for condoms is indeed an outrage. And the message such an endorsement would send? ARRRGGGHHHH! Such a message would push young people into having illicit sex.

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Thanks Chuck and Always on Watch, I was about to make plans to go to Hannah Montana on vacation.
I thought it was a Ski Resort..LOL

Just kidding

Chuck said...

Papa Frank, I agree the people around these stars help create this environment.

Nikki, my sons have Myspace sites, we have full access and monitor them closely. One of my sons was sent a sex quiz, he's 14. We had a looong talk about this.

MK, reality is we were having abstinence teaching and kids remaining virgins was up. Now the libs are getting schools to do away with abstinence teaching 'because it's not working'

dd and Always on watch, when you have an 8 year old, you assume everyone watches Hannah, Sponge Bob, etc. Although I admit, I like Sponge Bob.

Z said...

Miley Cyrus's pictures were SO tame, Chuck! Did you see the most 'famous' one? it's her BACK! You can't see more than you'd see were she wearing a one-piece swimsuit. I have never quite understood what the big deal was and I am a HUGE prude! (i admit it!) Well, as far as teens and unmarried sex are concerned!!

I'd be REAL surprised if Cyrus takes this endorsement...she makes MILLIONS on her show, she doesn't need another million to further debauch our kids. And, this article you linked said she's waiting until she's married to have sex! What kind of condom spokesperson is THAT, right?

What a twisted world we live in...bad is good, good is bad.

Teen aged children shouldn't even KNOW what a condom is..and now they all know there are songs about erectile dysfunction. SO sad.

Aurora said...

Great post, Chuck. I believe we are looking at a big move to push for the respectability of pedophilia in our societies. It's absolutely the unthinkable, but nevertheless the west has truly sunk lower than we ever thought it could go.
I've just written a post on the topic and will add in a link to this one.

Chuck said...

Z, I don't think she would agree either, in fact they supposedly didn't even ask her. My biggest disappointment here is that there was no outcry that this type of suggestion could even exist in our society. As far as erectile dysfunction, I'd like to thank Fox news for not even being able to watch the news while there are children in the room because of their commercials. They appearantly think everyone watching, well never mind...

Aurora, all we have to do is look at the sick bastards over at NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association). Why the Hell we don't throw any member of this organization in prison for pedophilia I don't know. I realize they have a right to free speech and association but we do have some responsible limits, they are inciting breaking the law.

Anyways, off the soap box, thanks for the link Aurora.

cube said...

I'd be surprised if Cyrus takes this endorsement. She makes so much money as it is, she doesn't need this crap.

The sexualization of children is an issue I have paid particular attention to because I have 2 daughters. It makes me sick to see the shows, the magazine covers and the clothing lines marketed to little girls. It's disgusting, but nobody does anything about it. They keep buying the crap.