Saturday, July 07, 2012
Will the parents (or parent) of Albert Roundtree, Jr. please stand up? I want you to identify yourself so that the rest of America can see what stupid ass parents look like.
Are you serious? You have your six year old child featured in a booty shaking rap video?
"Albert Roundtree Jr. is a 6 year old rapper from South Florida," reads the description for "Booty Pop" — the alleged music prodigy's first music video, which, ironically, he is not allowed to watch.
Scenes featuring semi-nude women popping their booties in Albert's face while he raps about "swag" have caused the video to be flagged for content on YouTube. It is now age restricted, meaning only registered users 18 and older can watch it.
If dressing up a child in baller outfits and making him gyrate while proclaiming his ability to make female backsides shake seems wrong to you, you're hardly alone. [Story]
child pageants, JonBenet style.
Honestly, if they passed a law tomorrow that said that some of you had to have parenting classes before having kids I might sign on to that bad boy.
And it's not only the parents who I have to call out. I have to rip the director of this video as well. This clown is actually proud of his work and believes that all the publicity he is getting is a good thing.
"It's supposed to be a joke, but I'd say about 30 percent of the people watching it find it funny," admitted Tyler Council, president of Froze-N-Time Productions, which is based in Oakland Park. "But I still don't regret it." Council says he was commissioned to do the video by Albert's parents, who hope their son becomes a rap star from it. They paid "peanuts", he says without getting into dollar amounts, but he did the video because he needed a quick gig. "He's just trying to imitate his idols that he hears on the radio," says Council of Albert. "There's no touching going on, there's no drug abuse." He uploaded the video to Facebook on Monday. It's exploded since then, with Council expecting it will hit a million views by the end of the week. "Especially on the internet," he says, "negative publicity is the best." (Miami New Times) [Source]
I know that "it takes a village", but what do we do if the village is full of idiots?