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To be shocked at these lyrics on prime time TV?

(15 Posts)
MadameOvary Sun 10-Aug-08 12:10:01

Ok, this is coloured by my experiences with DV, so not sure if IABU, but I find the music ad with the lyric
"A kiss with a fist is better than none" offensive.

Obviously by posting in AIBU I am inviting comment so what do you think?

Lauriefairycake Sun 10-Aug-08 12:11:47

utterly grotesque sad

not being unreasonable

I'm presuming it's rap?

BreeVanderCampLGJ Sun 10-Aug-08 12:11:48

What the !!!

What was the product ??

What channel ??

gothicmama Sun 10-Aug-08 12:12:36

yes could be offensive in a Dv context/ objectivation of woment what is it advertising ?

MadameOvary Sun 10-Aug-08 12:20:56

I think its Channel 4/E4 music. Sounds like the Ting Tings. Terribly fun sounding irreverent pop, till you listen to the lyrics, saying what fun it is to beat each other up. sad

MadameOvary Sun 10-Aug-08 12:22:52

Its by Florence and the Machine. I just googled the lyrics and they are awful.

DorrisMcWhirter Sun 10-Aug-08 12:27:15

Just looked at those lyrics and even having no experience of Dv at all it is shocking. I wonder why on earth they use this in an advertisement?

GrapeJelly Sun 10-Aug-08 13:51:49

We all need to complain to advertising standards authority and get it stopped. YANBU

CozISaidSo Sun 10-Aug-08 13:57:08

i heard that last week

but also heard it yesterday and it seems that they have changed the song

ImnotOK Sun 10-Aug-08 14:01:05

I heard it too and was a bit shock but dp told me I was overreacting .Glad it seems I am not.

BigBadMousey Sun 10-Aug-08 14:03:59

The music is monumentally shite so they have to resort to those sort of lyrics to get your attention I guess.

objectivity Sun 10-Aug-08 14:10:22

No, don't think awful at all now I've read the full lyrics.

It is surely commentary on relationship dysfunction not advisory??

LittleMissBliss Sun 10-Aug-08 14:27:52

song Its not that bad when you hear the whole song. those isolated lyrics make it sound worse than it is.

cocolepew Sun 10-Aug-08 14:29:29

I heard this, it's for the new channel 4 music channel. I thought they were gross too.

LittleMissBliss Sun 10-Aug-08 14:33:21

But then i don't have any experience of DV.

I'm sure if i has it would probably upset me too. So yes it is in poor taste.

But i think it is more to do with a dysfunctional relationship as objectivity has stated as apposed to DV.

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