|By Penny Parker|
Mark & I went to a Matt & Kim concert the other night. Fun music by a couple of young energetic entertainers! Yet, to quote Matt: "Kim has the mouth of a 60 year old sailor and the body of a 15 year old boy." I'm not concerned with the latter but I am with the former.
I have been to quite a lot of concerts in my life and yet, no performer came close to using the foul language that came out of Kim's mouth. Truthfully though I would have just forgotten about it except for one thing. This was an all ages show. There were a couple of young boys standing near us. A dad had his little boy on his shoulders. There were quite a number of people who were under 18 and many between 18-21.
My opinion is that this behavior shows a complete lack of respect for your fans. I didn't pay money to listen to a rude performer who can't control herself. Or worse yet, who doesn't care to. She made mention at one point of how she wasn't going to swear again for the rest of the show, and then she proceeded to just do it more.
We brought up our sons to not use bad language. Not that we never curse, not that they never curse. It is just common courtesy to be respectful of when and where you do. It also just makes you sound common and ignorant if every other word from your mouth might make your grandmother's hair curl.
So that's my two cents. It's been bothering me for two days now and I had to get it off of my chest.