Eminem

Kimberly - posted on 10/15/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Old Bill O'Reilly is calling Eminem a hypocrite for banning his lyrics in his own home because he has daughters of his own and does not use profanity in his real life- only in his art.

Do you think he influences your children? or is your influence more powerful? Personally, I feel I run this show, not Eminem. I actually can appreciate Eminem and own some of his music. I would never listen to it around my child. Same goes for certain movies and just every day things in life in general that I may or may not feel are age appropriate. I feel like I have the control and it is my responsibility to parent. What says you? Biotches.


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Krista - posted on 10/16/2010

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I don't see it that way, Christina. His children are not adults or even teenagers. So there is nothing hypocritical in saying, "This is a product I put out, and it's for an adult audience. Once you're an adult, you can access it. But until then, you cannot."

I'm sure that people who work at breweries do not all let their kids drink.

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I see no hypocritical actions because Eminem's music is aimed at young adults not children, I would be concerned if he felt it appropriate for his children to listen to it.

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He's not being a hypocrite, he's being a parent. I may tell my sister to fuck off when I'm in a bad mood and need quiet time but I would tell my kids "go play in your room, mommy needs a time out".

Tracey - posted on 10/15/2010

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Eminem's responsibility is to make money, you don't like the swearing don't buy the album. My responsibility is to decide if it appropriate for my children to listen to music with offensive language.
Is this any different to an actor swearing in a movie?

Isobel - posted on 10/15/2010

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Stephen Colbert doesn't let his kids watch his show either...his theory is that they are too young to understand irony/sarcasm and he wouldn't want his kids to think that he really believes any of the horseshit he spews out.

makes sense to me :)

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American - posted on 04/17/2014

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I also listen to slim shady and have since my kids were to little to understand the lyrics but i wish i wouldn't have around them. He doesn't have much respect for women and now that my kids are teenagers they listen to his music and although i believe he is the most talanted rapper ever known i wish my kids didn't listen to him.

Madalynn - posted on 04/02/2014

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its not greeted towards teenagers... its greeted towards adults.. if a parental advisory sticker isn't enough for you to realize that than you are a lost cuase

Madalynn - posted on 04/02/2014

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You shouldn't be mad at Marshall because you are incapable of keeping your children from hearing vulgar music. Maybe you should invest in hiring someone to monitor what your kids listen to since you can't seem to handle it and are so bothered by it. Eminem's music is for an adult audience, his intentions are not to corrupt children. Now if Eminem can prevent his kids who are young from hearing his own music i'm sure you can too.

Ashley - posted on 09/29/2011

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I love Eminem and have been listening to him since i was 12. I listen to him around my kids but they dont understand whats being said in his lyrics. His daughter is in her teens and now understands his lyrics. I dont think it's just the profanity in it that makes him ban it in his house. He has said a lot of bad things about his ex (daughter's mother) and his own mother which is probably more so the reason why he doesnt allow it. If you have ever heard Kim you'd see why. A lot of his older stuff could be quite harsh where as his new stuff isnt near as bad as it used to be. Recovery he's a lot more sincere and not bashing his ex and mother. There's actually a couple songs on there that are pretty emotional. His dedication to Proof and apologizing to his daughters/ex for what he's done in the past. I've listened to pretty much every album he has out there and as my kids get older we'll see how they react to it before i decide whether it wont be played in our house...but until then it's played just about everyday and esp Saturdays when our friends are over..:)

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I love Eminem but when Logan's a little older and talking we won't listen to it aorund him in the same way we won't listen to GreenDay and other bands which use bad language. I think he's well within his rights to do what he's doing.

C. - posted on 10/15/2010

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I like some of his stuff, but I HATE to listen to it around my son.



I think I kind of have to agree with Bill O'Reilly, though. It is hypocritical to use profanity in your music, which is geared towards teenagers and young adults, and yet ban it in your home. He can say it's the parents' job, and it is, BUT by him using it in his music.. I applaud the fact that he doesn't allow it in his own house, but it is hypocritical, IMO.

Sharon - posted on 10/15/2010

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LMFAO! What a tard. So porn stars should have an open viewing of their work for their kids? Or are they hypocrits too?

I enjoy Eminem immensely. My kids enjoy the censored songs, my oldest whines about not getting the full versions but tough shit kid.

I've never bought a full album of his, just his radio stuff. So I'm probably missing out.

Krista - posted on 10/15/2010

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I love Eminem as well, and think that he is being a good and sensible parent by not allowing his kids to hear his music.

Bill O'Reilly should take a page from his book and not allow his kids to be exposed to Republicans.

Joanna - posted on 10/15/2010

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I'm not a fan of his, or any rap/hip-hop really, but I appreciate that he's looking out for the interest of his kids. I wouldn't know if I'd call it hypocritical or not, it's called parenting how you see fit... and anyways, we can all be hypocritical at times about those things... because we said so :P

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/15/2010

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But Eminem is being a parent...i would do the same if i were him ....keep my music from them, until they were older...

ME - posted on 10/15/2010

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Almost all people have careers that their very young children cannot understand or appreciate...Bill O is a fool!

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I think what the "I like the way it hurts" part is to picture how some women (or men) are staying in abusive relationships because they think it is a normal part of being in love. I understand why it would bother you. I think it needs to be looked at from the victim's perspective. Some women are emotionally dependent and the thought of leaving someone is very scary. In their mind, they convince themselves that they really deserve this treatment and that their partner really loves them. "I love the way it hurts" is IMO the statement that women repeat over and over again in their mind to justify the actions of their abusive spouse. The cycle of abuse can be very complex.

Kimberly - posted on 10/15/2010

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No doubt! I'd rather have Eminem watch my kid than Bill O'Reilly!

Johnny - posted on 10/15/2010

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I agree with the other posters on this thread. I like Eminem and listen to him, but wouldn't do it in front of my daughter. Just like I don't watch Dexter when she's in the room. I don't get why this is hypocritical of him? Of course, it is according to O'Reilly, to whom I also would not expose my vulnerable child.

Isobel - posted on 10/15/2010

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but now that I think about it, my kids are 7 and 9, and I don't know if I would mind explaining the fact that some people stay in abusive relationships to them...I keep a pretty open dialogue with my kids about most things.

I'll still probably change the station though...just cause it bugs ME

Isobel - posted on 10/15/2010

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I love Eminem, and would not usually censor my kids and what kind of music is playing (yes, I let them watch the news and Glee too...bad mom) but yeah, that one song, I change the station if it comes on the radio.

Not necessarily because it talks about wanting to kill her...I think I could explain that pretty easily...it's the following "it's alright because I love the way it hurts" that bothers me.

I think that ONE part of it suggests that it's ok to live within an abusive relationship instead of get out.

Jackie - posted on 10/15/2010

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I Love Eminem! It's not really the genre of music I would typically listen to but I really like him.

I agree with the other ladies - it's not his responsibility to monitor what everybody's kids are listening to. His music is intended for mature audiences. I decide whether or not my child can listen to what music, watch what movies, and be around certain people.

I think it a very mature and responsible of him to NOT let his kids listen to that. It means he's a good Dad.

Jenni - posted on 10/15/2010

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Eminem censors his language and subjects around his children in the same way a person who drives a motorcycle wouldn't let his 7 year old drive a motorcycle, it's not age appropriate.
Of course many underage kids listen to his music but that is *their* parents responsibility to decide what is age appropriate for their children. The same as how Eminem has decided what is age appropriate for his children.
If someone was a porn producer does that mean he would allow his children to be on set? or watch his movies? Of course there will be teens who get ahold of some of his movies and watch them, but that's not his responsibility. He has intended his movies for an adult audience. It is the parents' job to monitor their children.

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I love Eminem but would never listen to some of his songs with the kids... I would not voluntarily have my children listen to his song about being molested by his step-father or about him wanting to kill his wife. I think that once the kids are older (15ish) I will be able to explain to them more in depth the deeper meaning of the songs.

I agree with you, I run the show. I choose whether or not his music is available to my children. I don't allow most of Kid Rock's music in the house because it is filled with swearing and blatant references to sex. I think it's ridiculous for calling Eminem an hypocrite. He is a parent and decides that his daughters should not hear his material. His target audience is certainly not children so why the heck is O'Reilly getting his panties in a bunch over something responsible IMO. Heck, if I was writing Eminem's lyrics, I sure as hell wouldn't be playing them around my children.

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