Music legend Kanye West warned against media indoctrination of children when speaking at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church this weekend.
"'Closed on Sunday' is the hardest record ever made ... because it's talking about protecting your kids from the indoctrination of the media," West told the megachurch crowd.
"Thousands and thousands of the images that are fed to children by the age of 6 or 7—within those images are images mixed in that we don't know about as parents, that are purposefully meant to lower the kid's superpower and esteem so that they can be more susceptible to consumption, and feel that they need to consume and become part of the robotic, numeric system that controls so much of the media. You can do research on what I'm talking about."
West's statements reflect Movieguide®'s mission and Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry. What children watch matters and the good news is that more than 40 years of research shows that movies and television shows that contain uplifting, moral messages outperform violent, lewd, foul-mouthed and/or sexual movies at the box office.
West announced earlier this year that he is a born-again believer who serves the Lord. As part of his conversion, West appears to be forsaking many worldly idols, including money, pornography and even commercial success.
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