Currently, I’m listening to a very lyrically explicit and a bit disturbing album, although the sheer grossness of it doesn’t take away from the genius of the metaphors and all that fun stuff that makes the music really good.
And because I’ve made that my opening point, I guess I’ll talk about censorship.
Some of you might not like me for what I’m saying, but ya know, I don’t really care.
I used to think that people shouldn’t use vulgar language in their songs or their books, and they shouldn’t mention touchy subjects like sex or drugs or politics or anything moderately offensive to anyone.
And then I realized that it wasn’t my work, and since it wasn’t, I had no right to tell them how to create their art.
I’ll say this: I respect anybody gutsy enough to put their opinions out into this huge, judgey world that we’ve created for ourselves.
To make my opinions on censorship completely clear, I think that people should feel free to do whatever they want with their own creations.
I mean, I think that it’s important to keep the audience in mind – you wouldn’t want to drop four letter words in a Disney Channel song, for instance – but if your art is aimed at a general audience, why not?
Some people do tend to take their free-speech powers overboard, and I may not like it, but if it’s their art, I don’t really have the power to do anything about it, besides not listen to/read/look at it.
My point? Censor yourself if you want. Don’t censor yourself if you don’t want. But don’t let somebody else’s opinion scare you into censorship.
I love yooooooooou.<3