Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor | Lines of decency blurred

My spouse and I get emails asking us to select songs we would like to hear in the stadium for each week’s football games.

For one of this week’s selections on “pick the tunes you want to hear this week during the game,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” was one of the few choices. It was played last fall with several hundred little girls from a State College dance school dancing to it on the field at halftime.

This song features the line “Higher than a mother expletive,” but this same stadium music-selection group refuses to play “Sweet Caroline” because of the offensive lyrics “hands, touching hands.”

They also played Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” last weekend. I wondered about that song after hearing it was really nasty, so I Googled the lyrics.

This is the same song Miley Cyrus embarrassed herself with on the Video Music Awards.

What I saw were naked girls bouncing around to seriously lewd lyrics, beastiality and a big sign proclaiming the size of a private part of Thicke’s anatomy as a background.

Now, there is a far more wholesome song than “Sweet Caroline.”

Can anyone define hypocrisy for me?

Susan Wilson, Hudson, Ohio