Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Message We Send Kids

Sometimes I'm a little slow on these things, but did you hear?

Nickelodeon is leaving Chris Brown's name on their Kid's Choice Ballot!!

What the heck? This guy beats up his girlfriend and is charged with two felonies, yet still has a chance of winning an award...from kids, who look to him as a model, none the less?!

Dan Martinsen, a Nickelodeon spokesperson, told the Associated Press that "Chris Brown was nominated by kids several months ago based on his body of work as a performer, and the kids who vote will ultimately decide who wins in the category." I get that the kids voted for the guy to be on the ballot, but that was before he beat his girlfriend to a pulp. I would say his felonies and risk of going to jail should pretty much override their votes.

I always get hot when I hear about these kinds of situations. I'm sorry, but I don't care who you are...when you royally screw up, you need to pay. Consequences are part of life. Hence, my whole feeling about failing.

Twittermoms has began a petition to have Chris Brown and Rhianna removed from the Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards Nominations so if you feel as I do then go sign away.

So how do you feel? Do you think that Chris Brown should stay on the ballot? What about Rhianna? I have to say that I'm not 100% sure how I feel about her. It goes without saying that I think she is incredibly dumb for staying in a relationship with a guy who beat her up, but last time I checked stupidity was not a felony. What's your opinion?


  1. I think Rihanna made a poor choice by going back to him, but I don't think that alone should have her removed from the ballot. If anything, I think she needs all the love and support she can get, regardless of the right or wrong of her choice.
    Chris Brown on the other hand? No way should he be on the ballot. I'm not surprised, though. Hollywood has a way of still rewarding those who do very wrong (thinking of Roman Polanski here!).

  2. I for sure think he should be booted off of that ballot. Are you KIDDING me?? What are we telling our kids by allowing them to vote for him?? sheesh, come on people!

  3. Sheesh I always struggle with this kind of celebrity controversy. I usually try to ignore it and not give it the attention, it is like feeding a hungry beast.
    Although when it effects my children and their surrounding I take a step in. My kids are too young for this particular story, thankfully!
    Sadly I have seen the Nick awards and they are NOT very family friendly, they are geared towards kids and their sense of humor with no regard. Gross and totally inappropriate. Something my kids will skip.
    On to Chris Brown, no I don't think he should get an award. If he was smart he'd pull his name. Rihanna however is the victim and should not be punished for what happened to her.
    In the end Nickelodeons poor judgment is not about who's name is on the ballot, but them using this scandal as a way to publicize this award show.

  4. well I should first state that we don't watch Nickelodeon as we don't get that channel, but even if we did get the channel I would probably not watch it. We also don't listen to the kind of music that Chris Brown & Rihanna make/sing/whatever they do. Honestly I hadn't heard of Chris Brown until he smacked her around.

    I don't feel that Chris Brown should be on the ballot. I don't care about when he was nominated. There's a very good chance that the kids voting won't be told about what he did and he could win the catagory and that would just be wrong!

  5. I'm definitely with you on this one...I'm signing the petition and I'm linking back to this post on a post of my own about the issue. I hope moms everywhere will stand up and tell Nickelodeon and Chris Brown that this is not okay!

  6. TOTALLY agree and have TOTALLY signed that petition! Thanks for the link girl! :)

  7. Thanks for sharing-I had no idea that Nick was doing this, ( yet another reason not to let my kids watch their shows). Again Nick shows a poor choice in being a family orinated channel.


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