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

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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.

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIEW OF ABC'S 'BETRAYAL'

Do you think this mom is overreacting?

by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM
Replies (31-35):
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM
No worse than GMA showing the violence in Egypt every day. It is a news show. Not a kids cartoon.


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Still crosses the line.

Quoting Anonymous:

Did you watch the 2 second clip? This was not a fully nude couple either.





Quoting PinkButterfly66:

This!

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.






PinkButterfly66
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

No, it is different.  That was a drama for after the kids go to bed. There has always been censorship in TV.  When I was a kid, the soap operas couldn't even say a woman was pregnant. I wish we could go back to those days where profanity and obscenity were more closely censored.   

Quoting Anonymous:

No worse than GMA showing the violence in Egypt every day. It is a news show. Not a kids cartoon.


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Still crosses the line.

Quoting Anonymous:

Did you watch the 2 second clip? This was not a fully nude couple either.





Quoting PinkButterfly66:

This!

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.







maureen813
by Member on Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM
Wait five years when her kids are obsessed with the Kardashians ....steamy kisses are just the appetizer! I was born in 1961 and the raciest thing on morning television was Bozo the clown squirting water from a fake flower! Times sure have changed!
Tal0n
by Member on Aug. 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Wow, that mom is a stupid-shit dumbass.  I wish I could tell her to her face, then smack it.

JTE11
by Member on Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:42 PM

If she recorded her show and then previewed it this wouldn't have been an issue. If it's to educate her kid, the kid wouldn't have died from watching it the next day after Mom went through it. I get that she wasn't expecting that scene at breakfast but it's ultimately her responsibility to protect her own kid from what's on TV. A show made for adults could have all manner of things in it so it would be wise to be extra careful and screen shows before showing them to the girl.

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