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To Britney Spears and Company
by J. W. Murphy

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*Aug.29, 2003.
I am all for women's liberation and rights but I don't think that these singers are thinking of that on stage, thus the reference. Yes, they have the right to push the envelope but what are they really doing?

What kind of message
                                           are you sending out?
You supposed women's liberation
                                                                   naked freedom types
with your barely there,
                                               show it all fashions
and your porn-esque videos
                                                     that sell yourself.
Aren't you supposed to be
                                                  selling the music you sing?
Or, is the music just a backdrop
                                                           for the clothes you fling?
What are you telling young girls
                                                             that success is all about?--
selling their young beautiful bodies
                                                                 for fame and money?
Isn't that the same thing,
                                                         as prostitution?
If you are a good enough singer,
                                                             you wouldn't have to strip.
So put on some more clothes
                                                        and we'll see if you're equipped
to make it big on talent alone,
                                                        instead of selling sex on stage.

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Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
How come I didn't see this one sooner. Now, I am going to show my daughter this! Now maybe she will believe me--lol! THIS IS EXCELLENT! I found my 12 year old trying to do 4000 crunches a day because she was watching a special on Britney on MTV about her. Wonderful huh? I agree 110% with Alexander here as well as the other reviewers. This work shows the author and moral values --better how society praises the "UNnorm" beautifully!

Thank you,
Teresa Emilie
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Well done and wise advice.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
Amen. Hopefully they will read this and take it to heart.
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader)
Kudo's to you.. Its so true.. their "statements" have had an overwhelming impact on todays youth. Look at the clothes the kids are wearing - in order to look like their favorite stars. Its so sad to see 12 year olds trying to imitate that look. :( And fashion designers play on that as well.

Money, greed, money! One day it will come back to bite them in the ass.

Reviewed by E T Waldron
Bravo! I agree, and have written articles about this same topic. It isn't talent , it's GREED POWER MONEY, and it's the COMPANIES LIKE COKE PEPSI ETC that sponsor them that's where the breakdown of society came in when sponsors paid millions for these stars and sports figures. Like the sports illustrated swimsuit edition is in the same category. It's all MONEY show me the money honey!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
They probably were taped when the singers weren't aware of. This could have happened to anyone.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner


what happened to talent?? now, it's all about image...and the images we're seeing just turn me off--not on

thank you--this needed to be said--and needs to be shouted from the rooftops

if we suddenly decide to stop buying their music *i.e., supporting them and perpetuating the images* that would hit 'em right in the old pocket book

((((HUGS)))) and love,

karla. :(

give me loretta lynn any day
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader)
Unfortunately, much of the music industry is 1% talent and 99% marketing. Well expressed!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
I am so glad you see these antics in the same way as I do. For years I had personally boycotted the sales gimmics of certain celebrities who used sex and or the extremes of behavior to sell their records or merchandise to the most vulnerable (gullible) buyer (who were, generally, the young preteens and teens). The message sent was devastating, pushing the envelope of style and behavior for the sake of the almighty dollar at the expense of societies decency.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Kudos to you for this write!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
It's about time the truth be spoken!!!!! Thank you, thank you!
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

a great write with a message that needs to be heard by those who support these so called "stars". I personally think they are dusGUSTing! :( No wonder I like Loretta Lynn or the OLDER country stars; at least THEY have TALENT! And TALENT rules in MY BOOK, NOT LOOKS! >:( Half of these stars in country, pop, OR rock music today CAN'T sing!! >:(
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
...and the crowd goes wild
...this poet hits a standing ovation, the crowd going wild

You have nailed this one perfectly!!!!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
You hit this one head on!!

Straight to the point!!

Well written!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
The nail has been hit on the head. With pizazz
Reviewed by john zimmerman
good write

you raise some valuable questions
too bad the "right" poeple will nevr read them


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