Thursday, March 02, 2006

Good old family entertainment:

As is the case every year at the Oscars, artists up for best song in a motion picture get to sing their tune on stage. This year one of the songs nominated is “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp” which unsurprisingly contains lyrics that are lets just say, not very family friendly.

The artists in order to perform the song have agreed to go line by line and replace the profanity with other lyrics. One word that has been allowed to stay in the song though will be the word “bitches”, which though is really not a curse word is not something that I would ever hear on Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel.

Personally I think this is a mistake. Considering more people watched American Idol than the Grammy’s a couple of weeks ago, you think the Oscars would try to do things to get more people to watch, not give parents a reason to sit down with the family and watch something else.

My last observation though, is if the Three 6 Mafia could rewrite the song to take out the curses, why can’t they just write the song that way in the first place? Somebody in connection to the story commented how the group worked hard to clean up the song while trying not to compromise their “artistic integrity”. I didn’t know that cursing showed integrity or that you were artistic.

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