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  • My rant on the HIV Sesame Street Puppet

    It's ludicrous. What the hell do children know about AIDS? Are they even old enough to grasp the concept of a sexually transmitted disease? What good is this going to do? Is the puppet going to bear the symptoms of a compromised immune system? That's great..a puppet with pale skin, lesions, bloody noses and black eyes. That's not going to scare the shit out of them....sure.

    Now I hear they are testing the HIV puppet in Sesame Street Africa. That's pretty idiotic when you consider the majority of the population lacks electricity, not to mention television sets. Maybe they should focus on creating an infrastructure where people don't feel the need to fuck as much as possible for thier lineage to survive.


    Kids shouldn't have to worry about AIDS until they are old enough to be sexually active. Education should begin well after the 10th year of age, when science becomes a regular part of the curriculum.

    This is really digusting. Sesame Street should be a safe haven for kids from the problems of the world. You'll never see Mr. Rogers talking about AIDS on his show.

    Shain out.

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    This message was edited by FoundryMusicJeff on 7-12-02 @ 2:55 PM

  • #2
    I understand what you&#39;re saying and I think it&#39;s pretty ridiculous too, but I don&#39;t think they are doing it b/c they want to tell them not to have sex, I think alot of children are born with it and they want them to be able to relate to one of the characters. But I&#39;d also say that the children who are sick probably don&#39;t have a TV and the only kids who will be seeing it are the upper class who&#39;s kids won&#39;t understand. Anyway, I don&#39;t think they should, but maybe there was a reason for the idea.

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    • #3
      The only muppet I can relate to is foul mouth Elmo. <br> But hey I don&#39;t have the HIV, so what do I know. <P>

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      • #4
        touchy situation, but kids should learn about this stuff when they&#39;re old enough to understand - perhapse when they&#39;re 8-11 depending on the child - to have this pushed in their face when they&#39;re not ready is only going to confuse them and force parents to discuss things with their kids before they&#39;re ready. I do not want to be forced to explain this to a 5 year old. It&#39;s almost like SS is making parenting choices for you. Guess my kid&#39;ll be watching something else in the meantime....

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        • #5
          Is the puppet bald, and shorter than the others with a weak chin and Man breasts?

          IT STINKS!

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          • #6
            perhapse when they&#39;re 8-11 depending on the child - to have this pushed in their face when they&#39;re not ready is only going to confuse them and force parents to discuss things with their kids before they&#39;re ready
            You think the average parent in Africa know what the fuck AIDS is?

            These are people who fight over food to survive.

            Education is not a priority. Establishing an infrastructure that can support the population is...once people have thier bare essentials (food, clothing, homes) they can focus on education.



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            • #7
              misfire - I was talking about Sesame Street here, not in Africa.

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              • #8
                So is it Bert or Ernie?

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                • #9
                  I&#39;m dying to see how they can successfully communicate the concept of a sexually transmitted disease with a Muppet. "This is HIV Kunta. His daddy&#39;s spear went into mommy&#39;s hut, but poor daddy&#39;s spear was dripping with a viscuous yellow fluid...and now HIV Kunta has a veritable cornucopia of opportunistic diseases...don&#39;t worry though, its only life threatening and you should treat him as your brother because statistically you&#39;re going to get it too..."


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                  • #10
                    oh and in case it wasnt obvious from what I said, I do NOT agree that this Muppet thing is a good thing - it&#39;s stupid

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                    • #11
                      I&#39;m dying to see how they can successfully communicate the concept of a sexually transmitted disease with a Muppet.
                      They could always have Pam Anderson come to talk to the muppets about Hep C.

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                      • #12
                        babe, stick to sites and making fun of Crybaby Howie

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                        • #13
                          i have to disagree with jeff... a) this will never make
                          american TV... b) HIV in africa is rampant. where
                          there are educated people with electricity (south
                          africa, egypt, etc) the children need to know about
                          this to help their neighbors. if rich south african
                          children become aware that this is a problem, then
                          they will be more likely to help as adults! come on
                          n


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                          • #14
                            Yeah I saw on the news that 1 out of 9 people there have HIV. That&#39;s horrible.

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                            • #15
                              An HIV muppet will be useful in Africa, where the AIDS stats are unbelievable. People there need to be taught - and taught early.

                              In this country, as many people die of acetaminophen poisoning (Tylenol) as AIDS. It&#39;s an avoidable disease & educational efforts have worked.






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