2In 006, rapper Akon produced the hilarious hit "I Wanna Fuck You" with Snoop Dogg, and as it was clear that he had never come on American radios with the call unequivocally for sex, they quickly replaced "fuck" with "love". The story that was told, the video clip: allowed to stay. Twelve years later, a year after MeToo, Kanye West sang "You're looking for a fucking ho (right)". On the radio, it was called "You're such a weird girl" and because comedian Adele Givens appeared in the video and the rappers wore funny costumes, they quickly agreed: all ironic. That's it for America.
In Germany, it's a bit more complicated. What's to happen so that a song that appears in the top 10 of the charts is not heard on the radio? Its content must be too explicit to be able to hope that a family will travel on vacation. Too clear in their sexual message, too close to breaking taboos, incompatible with violence.
Declaration of tolerance
Sarah Connor's new album, released in late May, called "Herz Kraft Werke" and got off to a good start, especially the song "Vincent", which currently ranks ninth on the German charts. First of all, there is only one guitar and words from Connors to hear: "Vincent does not get high when he thinks of girls, he has often tried and really worked hard." So it's a boy who realizes he's gay, but not just because of that, even in love pain, in which no medication helps. That of the artist, who has always loved simple truths (of Sarah with love) – but this time, Connor wrote his own text. He spent some time on the radio and before and after the speakers said that "Vincent" had started a discussion on the management of homosexuality.
So Connors' song was not heard so often. Some channels had it out of the program. Antenna Bayern plays "Vincent" now without first line – according to the program direction in the sense of protection of minors, toddlers should not hear such things on the radio. The SWR stated that they could not play Sarah Connor's music because they were not part of the program. HR3 interprets the song, according to music director Christian Brost, as a statement of tolerance. And reported the first outings in response.
The discussion that was to trigger "Vincent" has moved to the field of relevance. The question of whether children perceive and consciously interrogate words that they do not understand is still irrelevant. Also, do not ask yourself if it's not better when kids are questioning about a "big war" than whistling up catchy tunes like Flo Rida's "Whistle" or singing right away: " Can you whistle baby, baby whistle, let me know? I'll show you how to do it and start it very slowly? Or the many other pop songs that deal with sex (heterosexual) and women and make sexism a communication strategy.