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Is Mom Overreacting to Kid Seeing Racy Commercial During Morning TV?

Posted by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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Mom Outraged at Kid Seeing Racy Commercial Has Only Herself to Blame (VIDEO)

by Ericka Sóuter

betrayalFlorida Mom Rebeca Seitz has a major beef with ABC. As she and her child ate their breakfast while watching Good Morning America, they apparently got the shock of their lives. During a commercial break, an ad for the drama Betrayal popped up depicting a steamy sex scene. Seitz was floored that 1) her 8-year-old had witnessed such thing and 2) that the network would air it. "This wasn’t primetime. This was a commercial about a primetime show airing while we all enjoy cornflakes and coffee and wish our kiddos a good morning," she wrote on her blog.

But I have to say, if there is anyone to blame in this situation, it's Seitz herself.

She went on to write, "My kid saw that ... Not because I took him to a movie wholly inappropriate for his age. Not because I quit parenting and just told him to turn on the TV at 10pm and watch whatever."

She posted her "confusion" and disbelief" on Facebook along with a screen shot of the sexy scene and promptly got a warning that she was breaking the sites code of conduct rules. She has since been doing interviews talking about her whole "ordeal."

But I just don’t get this mom’s outrage. GMA is not children’s television. It's a morning news show. By definition, news is not kid-friendly. Seitz says she watches the news with her kids in order to teach them about what is happening in the world. But these shows are not made for children. They cover crime, deaths, murders, stories of a sexual nature. Did she let them sit through the coverage about the Jodi Arias murder trial too?

If you allow your children to watch these programs, you are taking a certain amount of risk over what they will ultimately see on that show and in its TV commercials. That's just the reality of the situation. Ultimately, you are responsible for what your kids see on TV in your own home. I say, keep on Nick, Jr when they are eating their Pop Tarts or better yet, just talk to them about the news stories you think are important for them to know.

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Do you think this mom is overreacting?

by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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EireLass
by Ruby Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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Maybe she should use better use of the time....like shutting the TV off and conversing with the child at the start of her day instead.

kidlover2
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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Maybe I'm a horrible mother, but I don't see the big deal. I've seen worse in public and I don't grope my husband in front of the kids but I do share passionate kisses and embraces. I guess I don't see the big to do about children seeing life. My 10 year old watches National Geographic and has seen lions copulating and baby zebras being eaten. Circle of life.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM
This mom needs to either turn the tv off, or turn on cartoons. I agree also, GMA is not a childs program. This lady is an idiot.
jobseeker
by Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 8:40 AM

There are other reasons besides 'background noice' to have the news on in the morning.  I live in a large city and I need to know what the traffic is doing and I like to hear the morning weather reports.  Traffic is a bit deal here and I need to know if I can keep usual route or if I need to take an alternate one.  Seeing as many families are listening to morning news I agree with the mother who complained.  

I understand GMA and the network promoting their night time TV lineup, but I think it could have been better thought out.  

GertieK
by Silver Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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NO she is not over-reacting.  You should be able to have the TV on a major news network without your child seeing a fully nude couple having sex.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  There is a REASON there are rules about when this stuff is allowed on tv.  I am just curious, for those who have no problems with it, do you have any limits?  Our poor children have been forced into growing up so fast, and they clearly cannot handle it (as is demonstrated by the number of girls having babies before marriage, education, etc.).  The circle of life is one thing, but naked people having sex on TV first thing in the morning is disgusting.  Typical liberal reaction - blame anyone except the people responsible.  The morning news is not the place for blatant sex.

kidlover2
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM
A little FYI.... The more sheltered your kids are, the more likely they will revolt and do all those "icky" things you have railed against. True fact. Education and open discussions plus a strong family unit is what prevents teenage sex and drugs, not isolation from it. So... Because I allow my child to know what sex is and how it functions and allow her to watch National Geographic therefore I must not have any other limits for her? Wow! That's a large leap of logic. My dd is prepared for the world. She's not afraid of it, nor is she thrown in to it with no idea what's facing her. My sister is raising her daughter to follow her command and shelters her from all things "adult". That's not parenting. That's raising minions.

Quoting GertieK:

NO she is not over-reacting.  You should be able to have the TV on a major news network without your child seeing a fully nude couple having sex.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  There is a REASON there are rules about when this stuff is allowed on tv.  I am just curious, for those who have no problems with it, do you have any limits?  Our poor children have been forced into growing up so fast, and they clearly cannot handle it (as is demonstrated by the number of girls having babies before marriage, education, etc.).  The circle of life is one thing, but naked people having sex on TV first thing in the morning is disgusting.  Typical liberal reaction - blame anyone except the people responsible.  The morning news is not the place for blatant sex.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 20, 2013 at 9:39 AM
Have you ever watched news? It is some of the most brutal footage at times. News is news, not for kids. These people were not nude either. That would be prohibited and be R rated.


Quoting GertieK:

NO she is not over-reacting.  You should be able to have the TV on a major news network without your child seeing a fully nude couple having sex.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  There is a REASON there are rules about when this stuff is allowed on tv.  I am just curious, for those who have no problems with it, do you have any limits?  Our poor children have been forced into growing up so fast, and they clearly cannot handle it (as is demonstrated by the number of girls having babies before marriage, education, etc.).  The circle of life is one thing, but naked people having sex on TV first thing in the morning is disgusting.  Typical liberal reaction - blame anyone except the people responsible.  The morning news is not the place for blatant sex.


elkmomma
by Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 9:53 AM

 

Did you even watch the video?  The whole scene she's griping about lasted maybe 2 / 3 sec.  They weren't naked and passionate kissing is far from the act of sex.

Quoting GertieK:

NO she is not over-reacting.  You should be able to have the TV on a major news network without your child seeing a fully nude couple having sex.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  There is a REASON there are rules about when this stuff is allowed on tv.  I am just curious, for those who have no problems with it, do you have any limits?  Our poor children have been forced into growing up so fast, and they clearly cannot handle it (as is demonstrated by the number of girls having babies before marriage, education, etc.).  The circle of life is one thing, but naked people having sex on TV first thing in the morning is disgusting.  Typical liberal reaction - blame anyone except the people responsible.  The morning news is not the place for blatant sex.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Agreed, Rofl. It wasn't even 2 seconds. Some people bitch about everything.


Quoting elkmomma:

 


Did you even watch the video?  The whole scene she's griping about lasted maybe 2 / 3 sec.  They weren't naked and passionate kissing is far from the act of sex.


Quoting GertieK:


NO she is not over-reacting.  You should be able to have the TV on a major news network without your child seeing a fully nude couple having sex.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  There is a REASON there are rules about when this stuff is allowed on tv.  I am just curious, for those who have no problems with it, do you have any limits?  Our poor children have been forced into growing up so fast, and they clearly cannot handle it (as is demonstrated by the number of girls having babies before marriage, education, etc.).  The circle of life is one thing, but naked people having sex on TV first thing in the morning is disgusting.  Typical liberal reaction - blame anyone except the people responsible.  The morning news is not the place for blatant sex.




 


Noni2319
by Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Well I wouldn't let my kids watch GMA, I do think they could have selected a more appropriate add.
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