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To not want my child encouraged to sing about sexy ladies

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discotequewreck Wed 27-Mar-13 20:44:10

School Easter party, which was a loud disco, for 4-7 year olds.

They played that god awful Gangnam style song and kept stopping it to encourage kids to shout 'ooo sexy lady'

I mean really?

It reminded me of the eighties, adults thinking they know what kids want.

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Wed 27-Mar-13 20:46:20

Well all the kids at dds school do like it, I imagine that they do know the songs they like.

thebody Wed 27-Mar-13 20:48:11

It's what kids do want though isn't it.

fishandlilacs Wed 27-Mar-13 20:49:00

It's bloody awful isn't it?

I agree but sadly i dont feel theres much i can do about it other than have a conversation with my own Dd about why i dont like the term.

At least it wasn't britney spears which a magician clown act played at one of the parties my dd went to last year. 20 5 yr old dancing around to "sex in the air, I love" the smell of it was unbelievably wrong and he was asked to trun it off tut suite

squeakytoy Wed 27-Mar-13 20:49:09

its music.. kids dont think as deeply as adults.. they dont care!

50BalesOfHay Wed 27-Mar-13 20:49:41

why would anyone put a disco on for that age group?

discotequewreck Wed 27-Mar-13 20:50:17

No. Adults market this crap at kids and make them think it is what they want. To make money.

Wolfiefan Wed 27-Mar-13 20:50:46

They don't really know or care.
(Ummm we were primary age when "Like A Virgin" came out. I remember singing VERY loudly to that at a birthday party!)

Otherworld Wed 27-Mar-13 20:51:10

YANBU. I don't like it either. It's sadly now a catch phrase for my 3 year old.

squeakytoy Wed 27-Mar-13 20:51:49

"Adults market this crap at kids and make them think it is what they want. To make money."

do they bloody hell as like!..

discotequewreck Wed 27-Mar-13 20:52:48

You're right they don't know and we should care.

Yes I remember the eighties, same exploitation.

scaevola Wed 27-Mar-13 20:52:49

You need to get them on to the Minecraft parody version, in which the refrain is "hey, sexy piglet"

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-Mar-13 20:53:36

If 'oo sexy lady' is bothering you, you had better brace yourself for the future.

DeadWomanWalking Wed 27-Mar-13 20:56:15

I honestly don't think it's that bad, especially some of the other stuff that's out there. (I draw the line at bloody Rihanna and her verbal foreplay). I remember screeching "Acieeeeeeeed" at the top of my voice when was in primary school. My mum hated it, just made me sing it all the more. I didn't have a clue what I was singing.

discotequewreck Wed 27-Mar-13 20:57:40

Sparklingbrook, in the future when they are older and thus more able to make informed choices, I won't mind so much.

I am not against sex, just the exploitation of minors and innocents to market something that is utterly shite to begin with.

squeakytoy Wed 27-Mar-13 20:59:58

oh get a grip! I grew up in the "do ya think I'm sexy" by Rod Stewart era, followed by "like a virgin"... I was never exploited or lost any innocence over a bloody song!

StuntGirl Wed 27-Mar-13 21:00:34

To be fair Gangam Style wasn't promoted or aimed at kids, it was a surprise hit from a Korean rapper. He'll be as surprised as you that 5 year old kids in the UK are singing it.

That said I agree that deliberately focusing on it at a disco for very young children is a bit off.

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-Mar-13 21:01:18

I bet the children thought it was great fun, and aren't overthinking it. It's a song, there is no effing and jeffing and the dance is funny.

MrsMaryCooper Wed 27-Mar-13 21:03:04

my son now addresses me as "sexy lady" I truly don't know where to put myself.

thebody Wed 27-Mar-13 21:04:06

So out of interest what or where did some of you grow up?

I was a 70s era child and fondly remember 'my ding a ling' and ' get back inside me Romeo' etc. at children's parties and school discos.

NomDeOrdinateur Wed 27-Mar-13 21:04:41

Oh for goodness' sake - it's just a good dance song with a very effective ear-worm. When I was their age, it was "come on Barbie let's go party", "I wanna have sex on the beach", "boom boom boom boom, I want you in my room", "making love's forever, friendship never ends" and "tonight is the night when two become one" (along with plenty of others that I don't even remember) - we really enjoyed singing along to the songs, and absolutely no harm was done. I still sing them sometimes while I'm doing housework, along with a bit of Gangnam Style. I'm now a straight, well educated, totally monogamous feminist, so I can safely say that it did me no harm.

If you want to complain about the precious minds of the young being polluted by the evils of the music industry, I'd recommend directing your attention towards the real misogyny promoted by some rap and hip-hop music and videos, and the borderline pornographic content of many mainstream music videos. Hopefully your DS won't be singing along to those when he hits his teens, as then I think you'd have a point wink.

RobbinyoureastereggsSparkles Wed 27-Mar-13 21:08:31

You obviously missed the, very recent, thread about skipping/clapping songs we all used to sing at Primary School! shock

They make Gangnam Style sound like something sung by Mary Poppins.

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-Mar-13 21:11:17

Was that the 'ooh aah I lost my bra I left my knickers in my boyfriend's car?' Robbingrin

discotequewreck Wed 27-Mar-13 21:11:42

grin please tell Robbin

landofsoapandglory Wed 27-Mar-13 21:12:29

You're reading far too much into it, really.

FWIW I was singing "some people call it a one night stand, but we can call it paradise" in the eighties. I am fine.

When DS1 was in Yr1/2 he was singing that Shaggy song about banging on the bathroom floor! He's fine, too! Mark you, I did tell him that Shaggy was probably after someone to bring him a new sponge, or some more shampoo!grin

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