Children's entertainer: Unwholesome need not apply?

Filed under: Gadgets, That's Entertainment

We here at Parent Dish see a lot of the news going on in the world of parenting. Recently, an email sent caught my eye. Long story short, there's a new TV show on Disney called "My Friends Tigger and Pooh." The lady who sings the theme song has a website that isn't so kid friendly.

The writer of this email was outraged! that Disney would allow someone with a site obviously not meant for children to sing a song that goes on the Disney Channel. He wanted Disney to look into this! And remove the lady from the song!

Here's what I don't get: Why would a child of preschool age who is watching said show on Disney decide to get online, look up the singer and go to her website? How computer literate is your preschooler?

You may or may not remember this, but a similar thing happened on the network Sprout awhile ago. The host of a children's show got the can after a tongue in cheek video of her (done before her Sprout career) was found on You Tube.

She lost her job. No more paychecks.

When someone calls for the head of an entertainer just because she may have sections of her life that aren't child-friendly, are they forgetting that this is a real person? For all we know, the lady who sings for Disney may be using that money to pay her rent. Lose the gig and she's going to be out on the street. Is it worth it? Is it worth it to cost someone a job just because she dares have a website with profanity on it?

If we're going by this mindset; should those with "adult" professions not have children? Should Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee give up the kids due to the explicit video? How about Asia Carrera? She's a former porn star. Should we take her children away?

I mean, gosh. They have s-e-x! How could you be a good parent when you are having the s-e-x? I'm sure that absolutely none of us have ever said a bad word in front of our children.

In the past, someone could have a career entertaining (or somewhat entertaining) children and have a separate life. Now, with the Internet, it is getting much harder. There has to come a point where the company (Hello, Disney, I'm talking to you) realizes that the talent has an outside life.

And, if the talent happens to have a more adult website? Just don't let your preschooler play on Google.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.