Originally Posted by nvidia2008
The way females act in music videos and on stage nowadays (not saying the girls are bad, I'm saying the whole collective industry is doing this), hell, I'm not gay but I would be very offended much more with that than a male kiss, if I was the conservative type. F**ing double standards for those that complain, I would say.
It can be more than that though. Look at who he lost to in American Idol. The areas where men are allowed to operate are becoming so limited in this day and age. All the male singers and groups look like these meek little cowering men. I can't of a better example of that than Kris Allen. Then you look at Adam Lambert and he says how dare you tell me I cannot use my sex appeal, my strength, whatever body part I want to shake, etc. He's going to stride around the stage and stick his crotch in your face, shake his hips and ass, mess with his hair, and exploit himself of whatever talents and tricks he has available. Women get to do the same as you noted so why not him!
I mean, if you're a teen girl today, I can't imagine one not thinking "OK, I guess to be cool I need to look good in a gold bikini dancing in a club with crappy pop/R&B music with black guys or writhing out the top of a limo with only my lingerie on"... And if you're a somewhat overweight teen girl, god have mercy on your soul.
Maybe women feel body image issues due to what is out there but men are limited in all sorts of respects. Men cannot mis-apply aggression, sexual advances, nearly anything. It is very telling that the exact person I mentioned above, Rhianna got to perform just fine the morning after with not an eyebrow raised. Her album is entitle "Rated R" and her act is plenty raunchy but no one cares when it is her.
A comment on the YouTube video summed it up: "So what if he kissed and groped someone. What people should be complaining about is this lousy performance."
As I noted, a lot of the recent singles are terrible. They all sound exactly the same and there isn't a decent hook in any of them to make you want to listen to them again.
I was in my teens when the whole Madonna "Sex" thing was going on. Big fracking deal, looking back on it. One of my friends got the coffee table book, he also had a copy of Penthouse hidden somewhere.
I lean towards the liberal because I used to be conservative growing up and realised no one really was actually conservative. A ton of it is all pretence.
And I hate pop music nowadays. Some are totally infectious and you can't help but tap your feet occasionally, but thank goodness that good Trance, Progressive and House still exists.
Well I'm always of the view that if you don't like something, control yourself and turn it off, but don't get upset that someone is putting themselves out there. He wasn't performing in the early hours of the show and it isn't as if people don't know what he is about. Flip away for five minutes if you don't like it, don't watch it and complain.