Would you rather your kid see M.I.A.’s finger or underage, half-dressed cheerleaders?

M.I.A. is refusing to pay the 1.5 million fine the NFL claims she owes after giving the finger during Madonna’s half time show.

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Calling the stiff penalty “corporate dick shaking,” (ha ha, like my world play?) the singer argues that the scantily dressed, teen cheerleaders from Madonna’s show, recruited from a local high school, is worse for kids to see than her raised finger.

 

“Like, is my finger offensive? Or is an underage black girl with her legs wide open more offensive to the family audience?”

 

I have 3 daughters, ages 4 – 10, and I’d rather them see M.I.A.’s middle finger than yet another half naked teen celebrated on national TV for baring her body any day. What about you?
While we’re on this topic, here are two more images of females, one allowed on network TV and one not. Again, I ask parents: Which would you rather your child see?
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The breast feeding picture is the “obscene” one, not even allowed on Facebook. So, please, share it widely. Protest the backwards way we value the female body, and of course, females themselves, in America.
Huzzah to M.I.A. Thank you for making these points that should be obvious yet somehow are not. I hope you never pay that fine. You’re a pussy!

3 thoughts on “Would you rather your kid see M.I.A.’s finger or underage, half-dressed cheerleaders?

  1. To be fair here, MTV is a cable channel, not a network. It means that as a pay channel, MTV is held to different standards than a network like NBC, CBS, ABC or FOX.

    • Hi Mandy,

      I thought about that too, and it’s mentioned in the article I linked to. Maybe she’s pissed off about the exploitation of black girls and how black girls are reflected in the media.

      Margot

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