A few weeks ago, I would semi-proudly admit that I once was an avid-glee watcher and somewhat of a "gleek" as it is called, but no longer would I ever consider associating with that show. Last week the show episode was called "Blame it on the Alcohol" and it depicted high school students and teachers drinking, in and out of school. One of the last scenes in the episode even had the glee club perform while under the influence. After the episode, which I do not recommend you watch, I considered vetoing the show completely.
I decided to give glee another change. I gotta admit, I have loved in the past the music that has been on the show. So this week, I hesitantly watched the next episode. This one was entitled, "Sexy." This episode was all about education of sex, but turned into lesbian lovers, fooling around, and making fun of those who chose to remain celibate. It took me less than 10 minutes into the episode until my mind was made up.
While vetoing a show makes me kinda sad, I realized that what I watch/listen to, where I spend my money, and how I use my time is like voting for what I want in my life and what I believe is okay/not okay in this world. I realized by watching this show, I (as small as I am) vote for this show, and keep it on the air. I am not okay with what this show is about anymore. Actually, I am kinda surprised that I became to passionate about this. In my Women's Studies class, we study media and influence a lot. I have really been noticing the subliminal messaging through media. Well media, you ain't got me anymore. The same goes for eating fast food being a vote for continuing food like that being around. (If you know me, fast food is a subject I will gladly debate). High fructose Corn Syrup? Don't even get me started.
Have you guys given up anything for your beliefs? I'm really interested to hear from my readers!
Anyway, it being the season of lent and all, I don't find giving up one show I watch to be a big deal when I realize the injustice portrayed and the effect it can have on my subconscious self.