Here's a good description of what we're watching:
The Marketing of Porn to Children via Sweet Young Things
....Another thing, I'm not one of those who thinks there's too much attention by the media on Disney girls gone bad. They personify a pornified culture held together by the entertainment industry, exploitative parents and sex reformers like the infamous Alfred C. Kinsey. The collateral damage from the progressive march toward sexual liberation keeps piling up.
The fact that sweet little Hannah Montana morphed into a 17-year-old pole dancing, girl on girl kissing entertainer with hardly a nudge and now, three years later, she's performing simulated sex acts and faking orgasms in front of millions, has managed to rattle even the libs at MSNBC. Mika Brzezinski called the act "disgusting and embarrassing."
Constitutional lawyer John Whitehead also weighed in on Cyrus' metamorphosis from a self-avowed Christian teen to porn star. Whitehead cited unmonitored children as young as eight watching sexually suggestive videos as one way smut has been mainlined directly into their developing brains.
The bombardment of sexual images has made what used to be considered adult entertainment just part of pop culture. Miley's a product of the sex lure present everywhere in the commercial world. She is just like her fans, plunged into a world where sex is as common as drinking a glass of water.
What I find most disturbing is the in-your-face marketing of porn to children. The initial promotion of girls like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus as wholesome, sweet throwbacks to the 50's, only to have them rebel in the worst possible way later on, shows that these girls and their parents have bought into the sex selling industry.
What does the shift from cute to slut in such a short time do to their target audience, the six to 14 year olds, who now see their idol stripping and twerking all over the place?
The selling of these young women as images of innocence and purity for the sake of raking in a hundred million and then a few years later acting as if the whole thing was a joke, has to be one of the worst abuses today.
Elspeth: Did you see the South Park episode in which Mickey Mouse tells the Jonas brothers that the purity rings make it possible for him to sell sex to little girls?
I'm not sure that everything Disney does is to sell sex to little kids, but I get the point.
I don't watch South Park. What was the episode about?
Originally Posted by noonwitch
No one is marketing porn to children. Porn producers make their money off people who have credit cards. What they are marketing is trashy glitter, glamour, and excitement which tweens and teens can purchase at the mall and Walmart. Little Heather is no more interested in getting naked with Little Johnny than she was in 1960, but she does want a bustier or a corset. My niece at 14 was decidedly not interested in having sex, but she did like romance novels and loved racy Ren Faire clothes.
Originally Posted by Elspeth
As for the transformation of these girl stars, it's probably like politics. The business didn't turn good people bad, the sort of person who has the " get out of my way" resolve rises to the top, ie shit floats.