That’s The END of Britney in MY House
She has sunk to a new level
Pop Diva Britney Spears’ latest song, If U Seek Amy, has a “possible secret sex message” encrypted into the lyrics, according to producers at Hannity on Fox News.
I hadn’t even heard the song before this was brought to my attention, and when I did, I thought, dear sweet Brit, come on, not Brit-Brit? I thought she was finally coming around!
So I listened to it.
And I have to politely disagree with the Hannity producers. There is absolutely NOTHING POSSIBLY SECRET about the sex message in this song.
It’s the most blatant sex message in a song I’ve EVER heard. Originally, when I heard the title, If U Seek Amy, I figured it was maybe a song about a missing girl, obviously, right? Or maybe it was about an Amber Alert, or about a girl who gets kidnapped. Nope.
Here are some of the choice lyrics:
Love me, hate me
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to “if you see- kA-my”
Love me, hate me
But can’t you see what I see?
All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to “if you see- kA-my”
(Do I really need to spell it out for you? Because check out this clip, and the newscaster in the video does it for you, right from the start)
As news of the song spreads, the outrage among parents is growing.
“There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it’s certainly not about a girl named Amy,” Parents Television Council president Tim Winter confidently told Rolling Stone. “It’s one thing for a song with these lyrics to be included on a CD so that fans who wish to hear it can do so, but it’s an entirely different matter when this song is played over the publicly owned airwaves, especially at a time when children are likely to be in the listening audience.”
Do I want my children listening to this? It’s most definitely a song I won’t let my 11-year-old download on iTunes. Do I want radio stations playing this music? Not really. But we’re now living in a day and an age where this is suddenly acceptable. When I was growing up, no one said crap, ass, shit or even suck on television. Now these words are on the basic TV shows all of the time. They are used in everyday vocabulary. It’s standard.
Kelly Clarkson has a hit song out called, My Life Would Suck Without You, and my kids sing along with it. What’s the difference between singing the word SUCK or spelling the F-word (see I don’t even want to spell it here) in a song?
Here’s the difference. Educating our children. As parents, we have to let them know what we will accept or won’t accept. We have to tell them it’s just a song and that it does not mean they can go out and just “SEEK AMY” because that’s what Britney is doing with all of the boys and all of the girls.
There are always going to be songs that have these cryptic sexual messages (remember Cindy Lauper’s She Bop? Did you know it was about masturbation?) and blatant ones (George Michael’s I Want Your Sex, anyone?). We can’t stop the media from producing objectionable music or TV shows.
We can send a message to them by refusing to let our kids buy and listen to such music, but that will only do so much. And we can only do so much to shelter our children for so long. Most importantly, it’s our duty as parents to provide filters to the messages our kids receive and to teach them not to go out and “seek Amy” when it’s the wrong thing to do.
And I have to wonder if Brit, a mom to two young boys, is going to look back when they’re a bit older and regret the messages she’s sending to impressionable children.
Some may argue that she’s not on The Mickey Mouse Club anymore, and that she’s seeking an older audience these days – that she’s not accountable to every tween and teen out there. But if she is trying to up her age range, she’s certainly missing the target by making songs out of the kind of smutty jokes that 12-year-olds like to giggle about.