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No, I don't think so. I know that I, as an older teenager, listen to a lot of the bands that conservatives condemn, such as Rammstein, System of a Down and a lot of other heavy metal bands. Yes I think there are problems when musicians seem to be advocating immoral behaviour in their music or lifestyles, but I think that most bands only advocate behavoiur that conservatives see as immoral, rather then us liberals, so its often a matter of opinion or perception. So mayb youths are being "corrupted" from a conserative
christian POV but from a liberal POV its just life. In that case its up the parents to be responsible about what they want their children hearing. [[User:Bolly|Bolly]] 10:41, 23 June 2008 Define a 'negative influence'. Anything can be defined as a negative influence. I could argue Republicans are a bad influence; after all, they encourage views outside my own, and therefore offend me. Suggesting listening to hip-hop will make me kill gang members, or that katy perrys song mentioned below will make me 'experiment' are ridiculous.
"My favoite color is red, like the blood shed; from Kurt Cobain's head, when he shot himself dead; Women all grabbin at my shishkabob; Bought Lauryn Hill's tape so her kids could starve
(I can't stand white people!); You thought I was livid, now I'm even more so; S*** I got full blown AIDS and a sore throat. .... I wanna make songs all the fellas dub; And murder every rich rapper that I'm jealous of; So just remember when I bomb your set; Yo, I only cuss to make your mom upset." - Eminem, "Cum on Everybody". I believe I have made my point. [[User:NewCrusader|NewCrusader]] 18:13, 17 August 2008 (EDT)