7 year-old girls perform 'Single Ladies' - Art or Disturbing?

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    IMO, this is way to sexual for a bunch of 9 year-olds.

    EDIT: They are actually 7 YEARS OLD!

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  2. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I think there's a problem with that. Any parent who would let their 9 year old daughter dress like a stripper and writhe around on a stage like that has some issues. Also, has anyone realized that that video is going to be watched by thousands of pedophiles? I think it needs to be taken down asap.

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  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    From the beginning: yeah, does seem like a bit too 'adult' for them.

    After watching more of it: they're doing a pretty darn good job.

    At the end: goes to watch Little Miss Sunshine.
     
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    Seriously they're only seven!? That's just outrageous. I think child protective services need to get involved in this situation, these girls are obviously being raised in questionable surroundings.

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  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, this is just awful.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I agree it seem way to sexual for girls that young but for 7 years olds those girls do have some pretty good dancing talent. J
    Good movie.
     
  8. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    Makes you think

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    About those of us that were either intrigued, perverse, or sickened at such a title that you aught to ponder what WTF is "single Ladies"?

    Personally I was none of the above - nor watched the video like those of you above; I simply thought it was some diddler lookout alert.
     
  9. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Well

    Lets get a big THANKS for
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  10. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    on another note, i think it is impressive what those little girls did.

    i don't think, if i were 7, that i could ever find enough dedication to learn the dance moves and do it that good.

    i don't think it is fair to blame only the parents. i guess you could say, that beyonce promoted that song, video etc. it is a catchy song. it is being played on the radio, tv etc.

    you can't really blame the girls, wanting to dance like her. this could be up for debate but i would rather have my kid dancing and doing something, than just sitting at home watching tv or doing something unproductive.
     
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    I hate when people blame TV for this. It's 100% the parents responsibility on what their kid watches and does. If something is too sexual for their kid, the parent needs to turn it off and tell the kid no when they want to do something like this.

    While I do think Americans are too uptight about sex, the human body, etc, this is clearly inappropriate. They have talent I will give them that though.
     
  12. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I have a problem with the fact that these little girls are dressed in almost nothing. This is all on the parents, they have the power to say no.; which they should have. They could take ballet or something, instead of dressing up like skanks and dancing in a sexually provocative manner. Those little girls are not safe around parents that let them go and do things like this.

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  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Impressive yes.. I couldn't even imagine dancing like that.. definitely not at 7 yo. On the other side of that coin.. MY daughter will never, ever, ever, ever dance suggestively like that at that age.
     

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    If I were one of their parents I wouldn't care what they dressed like or how they danced or how suggestive it is as long as I got my ego built up..
    Who cares about the psychological condition of my kids..


    oh...wait......
     
  15. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    The dance itself is rather impressive and I applaud the girls for doing such a good job on it.

    WITH THAT SAID:
    I think the choice of song and outfit could have been chosen much better. For 7 year olds this is over the top and a little inappropriate. 17 year old girls should be the ones doing this song not 7 year olds.
     
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    the theme of kids show should be age-appropriate.
    wasn't there a thread recently where a kid's play (of similar age, maybe younger) was depicting mafia/narco guys murdering other characters?

    found the video, it was a scarface play:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovMpapeCJQ,
    including all the "necessary" cultural, racial and gender stereoptyping

    i agree this is on the parents (and the teachers). TVs just report what makes audience.
    I actually can't believe the parents went along with it.

    "Hey Grams, should i get you tickets for little jane's second grade dance performance?"
    "Sure Hon, what's she gonna be?
    "A slut"
    "How lovely! Get me three. I'll tell Edna and Margot to come along"
     
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    The mainstream media could care less about morals or ethics. All they care about is ratings and money.

    As long as crap like this gets attention from the PUBLIC the media will show it.
     
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    Chris Rock once did a funny bit where he said that when his first daughter was born, he realized that he now had one job and one job only - and that was to keep her off the pole. LOL!

    EDIT: I found the link. There's some language in here, so be careful if at work.
     
  19. ethical macrumors 68000

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    The dance was excellent, very impressive for children so young, but I agree with everyone here when I say the costumes were way over the line!

    In my opinion it would have been fine if they wore more appropriate costumes. To the girls (and I believe many in the audience), all the song and dance moves represented is a catchy tune and a challenging dance. Nothing provocative. But that's not to say even with appropriate clothing it could still 'appeal' to the wrong audiences for the wrong reasons. They're standing right on a very thin line IMO.
     
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    Makes you wonder what kind of parents these kids have
     
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    I'm a pretty liberal individual, and I couldn't get through the video. I don't blame the girls - the dancing itself was impressive and they're probably not old enough to understand what's wrong with it - but what the hell were the parents thinking?

    And I agree with many of the others here - it's mostly the outfits that I have a problem with, but even if they were dressed more conservatively, I think some of the dance moves would have had me raising an eyebrow nonetheless.
     
  22. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The video is no longer available on youtube.

    But...

    I remember as a very young child listening repeatedly to the "Hair" soundtrack. My parents were good parents and I turned out okay.

    I think the outrage is... overblown.
     
  23. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Right, but were you dancing around in almost no clothes for an audience while listening to the Hair soundtrack? It's not the music that bothers me, it's what the parents are allowing their kids to do with the music.

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  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Listening is different than actively participating in..
     
  25. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Toddlers and Tiaras? There is a swimsuit competition, I think. I don't watch the show, it gives me the willies.

    These little girls have put together a very well done skit. I don't like it, but I don't have veto power on those things. Their parents did, and maybe it is ok to critique them.
     

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