Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

The Hornet

The Hornet

Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

The Hornet

Hollywood needs to hold its tongue a little more


It should be said without merit that cursing is morally offensive and highly objectionable. Back in the day there was a time and a place to use foul language, most notably if you were in the military but it’s now heard anywhere you encounter people, especially while driving, working and socializing.

It’s no longer shocking to hear what comes out of people’s mouths. Even while attending the “happiest place on earth,” I overheard people cursing in front of children and even going as far as wearing offensive clothing.

Yes, I’ll admit I use foul language but it’s when I’m overly angry or frustrated. Many people just say it for no reason, whatsoever. I’m the kind of person that watches what I say, especially in front of children.

I know it’s a reflection on me and my maturity, manners and morals. Children shouldn’t be subjected to that kind of language or behavior.

The biggest factor in bringing foul language to our ears is the entertainment industry. The movies, television and music we hear is full of foul mouthed artists.

The entertainment industry doesn’t care what you think or how you’ll respond. They’ll just keep churning out whatever they want without any objections because it’s freedom of speech and their first amendment rights.

Many people including myself think that hip-hop and rap artist are major hypocrites. They use a word in their music they would never want to be called but use it anyway, not realizing the implications that offensive word has on our young society.

How far can the entertainment industry go in abusing the rights of the first amendment before another major crisis erupts, like the one back in 2000?

In 2000, parents were on the streets to protest Eminem’s album, “The Marshall Mathers LP.”

The album was highly controversial, offensive and promoted hate. It pushed the limits on freedom of speech. Government officials took notice and objected the album, trying to find loop-holes in the first amendment to pull the album off store shelves. However, nothing could be done because the album was protected with full freedom of speech rights.

Every generation has a different dialect and speech. This generation is being a little more outspoken and controversial than the one before it. People will change how they speak for every new generation that comes.

When I’m old and withered, my grandchildren could speak even more controversial or revert to a moral language that’s long gone, but not forgotten.

Leave a Comment

Comments (0)

All The Hornet Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *