Kids’ Choice Awards Features Same Child-Unfriendly Slime
The 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards on Nickelodeon last week was same old, same old. Although we were spared the political lectures from last year, censored performances of vulgar rap still persisted, as well as the increasing showcases of family-unfriendly material like Riverdale, and showing previews of live-action remakes of cartoons that show how unoriginal Hollywood is nowadays outside of fully animated movies.
Sadly for Nick, although the program actually saw an increase in ratings among tweens 9-14, that wasn’t really enough to save the annual ceremony, which – like most other awards shows – is struggling.
Here’s just a taste of what viewers had to endure last weekend:
The instances of silence you heard in this clip are references to gangs, which the network had to bleep out. If you ask me, the group that performed in the clip – Migos – should never have been given the okay by Nick in the first place, seeing how they have a history of spewing out the typical garbage associated with rap.
As inappropriate as it was, there were at least two redeeming qualities. Of course, for Nintendo fans (Full Disclosure: I am one, and a proud owner of their latest console, the Nintendo Switch), there was a fun segment based on the upcoming video game Yoshi’s Crafted World, a spinoff of the Super Mario franchise. But, an even brighter spot was when actress Candace Cameron Bure of Hallmark Channel and Fuller House fame said this refreshing remark about the importance of family after the latter program won the award for Favorite Funny TV Show:
A loving family sticks together no matter what. They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets.
A report by Fox News (whose storied namesake movie studio, in an unrelated note, recently completed its sale to Disney) on this comment believes that it might be a subtle jab at her now fired co-star Lori Loughlin, who was also let go from Hallmark and their original series When Calls the Heart, both terminations due to her involvement in the college admissions scandal. Nonetheless, this was a refreshing remark, and quite surprising that it was allowed to run on the Kids’ Choice Awards of all things.
Overall, this continues to be a program that not only honors content harmful to kids (with few exceptions, like Fuller House), but runs on a network that – like competitor Disney Channel – nowadays has programs painting parental and/or adult figures as rubes or overbearing jerks and kids as being the smart ones. Even the far-left publication LA Weekly recognizes this problem.
Outside of Ms. Bure’s refreshing remark, responsible parents should not be surprised by the garbage on display at this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. It not only does nothing positive to our society as a whole, and just adds fuel to the fire. Not to mention it just goes to show that you can’t trust liberal Hollywood to put out any “kid-friendly” content anymore.