I just saw this controversial video yesterday. Boy oh boy, was it upsetting in so many different levels! First of all, what kind of parents, in their right minds, would even encourage a child to dance in a lewd way? It's really concerning that they would find it amusing to see their kid dancing like a sexy male dancer and have him perform on primetime television. It's just utterly irresponsible and stupid. If parents can't protect their own children, then who will?
Willie and the production team are just as much to blame as the parents. If Willie really is a champion of the poor, as he claims he is, then why didn't he stop the child from demeaning himself? Willie even asked the boy to dance over and over as if once was not humiliating enough. This is clearly a case of child exploitation. For what, TV ratings? I can't, for the life of me, understand what Willie's appeal is. Why do the masses adore and revere him so much? Is it because they seem to think he carries wads of cash in pockets all day? He's so sly they can't see that underneath that fake facade is a greedy and manipulative a**hole? Pardon my language.
Then there was the studio audience who were cheering and getting a knack out of watching a little boy in tears gyrating in front of them. We've definitely hit rock bottom if this is what people find entertaining. To think most of the people in the audience are mothers and fathers too. Have we been so desensitized from all the sex that's being flaunted in our faces on TV and in billboards?
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. - PJ O'Rourke
So to my dear PNoy and the rest of our public officials, please give serious thought and consideration to the RH Bill. Clearly there are so many ignorant and irresponsible parents who are living in poverty forcing their children to do desperate acts. Let's not underestimate our youth. They know what's going on and all they aspire for is a better life for them and their families. If we educate them properly and give them access to the proper tools (ie. contraceptives) I am most certain they will do the right and responsible thing.
And to my dear Cardinals, Bishops and Priests, I ask this with much respect, please lay off the RH Bill. Religious men who vow to be celebate and have no financial responsibilities have no business meddling in matters that concern reproductive health and family planning, don't you think?