Where is the line separating the point at which you accept someone’s behavior due to “cultural differences” and the point that you don’t accept it because it just seems too wrong? See these two videos from kids birthday parties (they look about 7 or 8 or so in age) where the dancing just turns into bump-and-grind sessions. Looking a little kids dirty dancing is kind of disturbing – do these kids even know the symbolism inherent in this kind of dancing? Should they be encouraged to do it?
Watch the video by clicking the graphic below:
Now, it’s easy to understand that kids will imitate the stuff they see on TV. That’s natural. But this video clearly shows adults not only encouraging it, but sometimes actually taking part in it. What the hell?
Here’s another video of a similar situation, courtesy of WorldStarHipHop.com:
You may remember the story of Julia Lira, a girl who was picked to samba dance at Carnival in Brazil.
The two videos discussed at the top of this post make Julia Lira’s samba dancing look absolutely squeaky clean and conservative.