I am not usually the “outraged, up-in-arms” mom who regularly emails companies that violate some social standard. But I feel so strongly about the recent horrific statements by Jaime Foxx, that I had to speak out! If another prominent adult male were to say those things about a sixteen-year-old girl, he would be fired, tarred, feathered, and run out of town. Do you know what I’m getting at?
Yes, he gave a token apology, but in my opinion as a mom of young girls, that is not enough. It’s time we spoke up that our girls are not sex symbols to be verbally assaulted in the name of comedy! They are Daughters of the King who deserve the utmost respect and encouragement for staying true to their ideals!
I am so shocked that the media is so silent about this. In my opinion, this is not a benign offhand statement, but a picture of what this man and our society as a whole feels about young girls, and what it collectively thinks is “funny.”
Where are the REAL feminists who will stand up against true denigration? After you read my letter to FOX (Which will probably get deleted right away) please share your thoughts on this. I am really curious to know whether I am out here on a limb!
If you haven’t heard Jaime Foxx’s tasteless tirade, click here, but I will warn you not to listen to this in the presence of your children. It is really awful.
I just want to communicate that I felt physically SICK to my stomach when I saw Jaime Foxx on your show. What he spewed on his supposed “comedy” show about Miley Cyrus was just about the most horrible thing I have ever heard. Racial slurs, sexual jokes toward a minor, and wishing she would use drugs? COME ON! Having him on your show was like hiring Don Imus to host the NAACP Awards right after he trashed those basketball players- only WORSE! Is that why you kept him a “secret” until after the show started? Does five minutes of viewing time count toward your ratings?
As a mom of young girls, I am very upset by Jaime Foxx’s statements, the media’s refusal to hold him accountable, and American Idol’s poor judgement in selecting show guests this season. I was puzzled when you featured an “artist” rapping about strippers and prostitutes, the bizarre and unentertaining performance by Lady Gaga, and now a man who racially and sexually disparaged a young girl – a talented one at that!
I have already stopped letting my children watch your show and I will probably soon be turning the channel as well. Please think about the statements you make from your powerful stage, and take into account all the families who are watching your show