Normally, I find Ni Hao Kailan to be a cute little cartoon show. Every episode has a theme and one theme song that is sung over an over again throughout (brainwashing the message into the viewers mind.) Well, this morning, I was letting my daughter watch TV as I shot off a few emails, and I couldn’t help but listen to the theme song of today’s show.
“If you make something special, *cute little music*
and your friend copies yoooou *cute little music*
It’s just because your friend
loved it toooooooooo!!”
Does anyone else find this troubling? That an entire episode of a show, aimed at extremely impressionable preschoolers, centered around the notion that it is okay if your friends copy you, because it just means that they really liked it?
Kay, to me, that’s not cool. Maybe I’m overly sensitive because I was always a very creative child and other kids ALWAYS copied me. I mean, I guess it’s a reality of life that creative children need to know how to deal with, but still. Somehow this felt like it was passing along an okay to the copiers, almost encouraging copying. What’s this world coming too?!
*takes a breath* Okay, rant over. Carry on with your blogging.