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Ann Powers said:

"Don't censor the music and artistic expression.

Eminem's music, in detail the songs "Kim" and "Stan," is a continuance of a tradition in music and American art in general: the Gothic murder ballad, which has been with us ever since the blues or Appalachian folk music. "Stan" is just like an Edgar Allan Poe tale, if you think about it. Johnny Cash shot a man just to watch him die. This is amazing that's had a very solid, longstanding role in culture.
Self-styled moralists are being paid up in arms about amazing that has all the time been part of the prose of development. If you're a kid, you have to learn about violence, about hate, about death, about fear. That's part of befitting an adult. And if it's not fed to you by Eminem, you're going to get it from your own nightmares. The illusion that kids need to be bubble-like from that is coupled to a kind of fetishizing of innocence, which is unrealistic. "
Ann Powers

Music critic, the New York Times

We live in a circle where we are skilled to hide our true feelings and emotions. When I look back at the way I have been educated at educate and and home, I now know how hypocritical it was. Teachers and parents tried to hide some reality. We were pictured a safe world with nice people. Belief ( especially the way it was taught) augmented that wrong impression.
Eminem's work appears to be progressive for conservative people. But the same conservative colonize would also have discarded Baudelaire or any other controversial poet or journalist centuries before. Conservatism is a form of intolerance in general.

I have felt insecure a great part of my life and I didn't know how to act the right way with people, being too much frightened to speak my mind.
There is amazing I will maybe never get: why are references to suicide so taboo in people's mind? Many colonize also blamed Goethe for his work "Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers" ("The Sorrows of Young Werther") since a lot of young ancestors committed suicide after comprehension his book. Not Goethe is to blame, but considerably those young people's decision. . . but do we actually need a big cheese to blame? Any person has the right to end his life if he feels like his pain is unbearable. My cousin committed suicicide when I was 15. I was shocked, but I don't judge her for that. It was her assessment to stop her immense sorrow.

MTV also censors notions that have to do with suicide.

The "Tatu" video "Not Gonna Get Us" was painstaking as shocking and would be censored not since it pictured two lesbian girls, but as they seem to commit suicide at the end of the video.
I was very amazed to come across that the word "die" in the condemnation
"I'm so sick and tired of bein admired/
that I wish that I would just die or get fired » from Eminem's song « The Way I Am ». How is that doable ? How could MTV censor a word like « die » as if death didn't go to our every day actuality ?

They allow sentences such as « Citizens killin', associates dyin'/Children hurt and you hear them cryin'» from sugar sweet songs such as « Where is the love ? » from Black Eyed Peas and they dare censoring « die » in « The Way I Am » video ?
How far must we push hypocrisy ?

So many writers and poets such as François Villon in the 15th century in France have been painstaking as shocking for their use of bad-mannered language. Many associates want to do as if blue and accepted dialect didn't exist (I'm sure the same associates use it in their privacy as well). Accepted and bad words are part of our civilization too, there is no argue to close the eyes to it.

Why ought to we censor notions such as suicide, murder and death that are award in the music when our kids previously play violent games on their playstation and watch "Hannibal" and "Scary Movie" on Tv? A barely bit of violence helps kids to get rid of their own agressivity and shouldn't be viewed as necessarly perilous and negative.

The best way to defend our kids is not to hide reality. The nearer they are to reality, the advance they are armed to face real battles in life.

I do teach English and German at broadcast schools. I am an Eminem novelist and a casual music journalist.


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