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So did you all watch the big game last night? What did you think of Beyonce's halftime show? Articles are flying around the web, some saying the show was great, others saying the show was too sexy for children's eyes. (ARTICLE)
My 6-year-old was really looking forward to watching the game and halftime show, but only a few second into the performance, my husband and I looked at each other and then at our daughter as she said, "Wow, her dancing is really inappropriate!" My husband and I agreed and decided she couldn't watch the rest of the performance. She was bummed, but I have to say I was proud of her for recognizing something that she shouldn't be watching.
I like Beyonce and think her performance was pretty neat for an older audience, but I don't think it was the best for little eyes.
What do you all think?
I personally couldn't stand a good portion of the performance. As far as being "too sexy", I felt that the only over the top part of it was the camera angle when Beyonce was getting ready to perform. My children are very aware of what they can and can't dress in and I find making a big deal out of what someone else is wearing would just make it more appealing. Besides, she was wearing much more than many woman wear when I take my kids to the pool.
As far as any dance moves...I must say that I didn't really pay too much attention after I had decided I didn't like the performance. In fact Gavyn's comment a minute or two in to the performance was to ask "Where's the marching band because they would be way better than this." Then he found something else to do.
I like to think that kids are much more intelligent than most people give them credit for and that if we teach them the right values, they will recognize when something is inappropriate. Especially if you take the time to point it out to them. I will often say to my son "You know what you saw on tv just now isn't actually real right? That guy wasn't actually hurt, they just made it look like he was." Or I will tell my 12 year old daughter, "You know what she's wearing in that game you are playing isn't an appropriate outfit for you right?"
The truth of the matter is that we cannot shield our little ones from everything forever. They will see and hear things at school and other people's houses. I would much rather bring up topics like this one at home and help my children make the right decisions before they are influenced by outside sources.