I need this explained to me. Why, oh why, do I need "Kidz" singing top 40 pop tunes for my kids to listen to those same songs? Why, for instance, wouldn't it just be simpler and more economical to let my kids listen to those same songs on the RADIO vs BUYING a different version performed by kids whose musical ability is shaky.
Example, if it's really the LYRICS and CONTENT that are in question, oh parenting readers of mine - WHY then was BOOTYLICIOUS re-recorded for KidzBop? I'm fairly sure that "I don't think you're ready to poke that jelly" isn't particularly Age Appropriate. Is it the artist? Is it shocking to let your kids listen to BEYONCE just SING? Is it just the idea of PINK's voice that causes us to need to re-record these tunes with nasally little kids voice?
Don't buy this crap for your kids. Don't dumb down music. Don't presume that because it says KIDZ in the title that it's appropriate for them to listen to. I let my kids listen to the Beatles. I also let them listen to Rage Against the Machine. I also let them listen to Barry Manilow.
Age appropriate presumes my children are little morons who can't HANDLE real music. Which is bullshit.
Kidzbop is an insult to the intelligence of all children. And it let's people off the hook of parenting. "Oh I don't have to make an informed decision about what my kids hear - this says it's for children so it must be OK."
Yes yes, and South Park is a cartoon.....let's let them watch that too. (No, mine cannot watch South Park).