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Donny Osmond Shooting Down Lady GaGa and Beyonce Knowles

March 26, 2010 03:36:32 GMT

Donny Osmond says the 'two extremely gifted' singers should think about 'the effect it might have on their core audience' before releasing a raunchy video like 'Telephone'.


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Donny Osmond is not a fan of "Telephone" music video which features two big stars Lady GaGa and Beyonce Knowles. Instead, he is "upset as a parent" because the clip encourages "profanity, sexual exploitation, nudity, and graphic violence."

"I'm all for freedom of speech and against any form of censorship, but all I know is that I'm a parent and I'm upset about this," he said on his "Donny Osmond Show" on radio recently. "Unlike 20 years ago, in today's modern, viral world in which content becomes instantaneously available irrespective of age, I wonder whether the music industry might need to rethink its marketing policies with regard to making an explicit music video containing profanity, sexual exploitation, nudity, and graphic violence available to anyone with Internet access."

"I wouldn't want my child to watch this video. Would you? What do you think? Should these two extremely gifted female role models for millions of young girls, maybe, have given a little more thought to the effect it might have on their core audience?"

Directed by Jonas Akerlund, "Telephone" music video features Lady GaGa stripped down to her stockings by two female prison guards, dancing in a thong and doing other outrageous scenes. Despite the backlash, the video has received million views on YouTube.

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posted by ohplease8529 on Mar 28, 2010
That's what you get from someone who is religious. Kids know a lot more than their parents will ever know.
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010
apparently neither of you have children...or either you dont care what they watch or listen too....maybe you should grow up
posted by gwen on Mar 27, 2010
I totally agree donny, Beyonce latch on to any genre shaking,but, that's what those Devil worshiper do, it is what it is
posted by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2010
Donny is very talented and has had a successful and diverse career for 46 years. He knows what he is talking about. Lady GaGa hss talent but it remains to be seen how long her career will last. She has a great voice but the outrageous costumes and shock value will grow old. Her younger fans cannot watch this video, it is not appropriate for them. She is a role model for them whether she wants to be or not.
posted by lovegaga on Mar 27, 2010
whatever Donny Gaga is more talented than you will ever be. Got to look beyond the video.... Grow up Donny
posted by shuyin84 on Mar 26, 2010
Screw osmond

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