Sunday, April 29, 2012

Media Moment: How Women Are Portrayed in Hip Hop Videos

I saw this video on Youtube called  "How Women Are Portrayed in Hip Hop Videos" in this video industry insiders gave the harsh reality about the images seen in the video. Record executive Irv Gotti said "It is what it is, this is entertainment. The man who is picking up garbage everyday comes home and wants to be entertained." The video further went into how females in the early 90's began to become exploited. A trend in hip hop which started with a few women in a video became dozens of women around one rapper.

My question is, do you think this is only entertainment? Should artists and directors be held to a high standard?

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