If HV is trying to make it seem like ‘Guys My Age’ is about general immaturity/maturity, then damn, ‘Broken Home’ by 5SOS is just a song about a house that was blown down by a freaking tornado. I swear, do these people even think before they speak? “Because a guy can be a few years older, or in his 30s or 40s, and can still be incredibly immature or not know how to treat someone else like they’re a priority.” What the actual fuck? Aren’t most people married and settled down when they reach 30 years of age or older, or even younger? They are out of college, they have jobs, they have houses or apartments that need to be taken care of, and they have possible relationships. All those things relate to maturity and being mature enough to handle being on your own and living in the real world. HV’s “target” audience is what? 18-22 (around there) year old people. OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO BE IMMATURE. They are young and are just getting to experience life on their own, but that is no reason to stereotype them. If this song was really about general immaturity and maturity, then the lyrics and total message of the song would’ve been different. But ‘Guys My Age’ is not about general immaturity and maturity. It’s about sexual immaturity and maturity. And lyrics within the song give that away. I’m not going to explain why they do because it is self-explanatory. Here’s an example.
“Now I’m out and wearing something low-cut ‘Bout to get attention from a grownup”
Is this not giving the song away? Rena is literally saying - or singing in this case - about wearing something that will get her attention from an older guy. Like I literally just stated, these lyrics are self-explanatory as to why Guys My Age is about sexually immaturity/maturity. And personally, if I were a boy between the ages of 18-40 - because God knows all 30 to 40 year old men are still immature - I’d be a offended as hell. JUST BECAUSE HV HANGS OUT WITH IMMATURE 18-40 YEAR OLD MEN DOESN’T MEAN THAT EVERY MALE IS LIKE THAT. And that is not what HV is understanding when it comes to singing about males. They stereotype them based on their friends and zero to little real-life experiences. I don’t know if they are trying to convey the message that all boys want to do is break your heart and mess around with you or if they are trying to convey the message that girls should be with these types of boys because they give you a rush and your personal self and the most vulnerable part of yourself just needs to be shared for every boy that you are attracted to. That’s what their songs convey don’t they? Females get mad whenever they’re generalized and stereotyped, so what makes it okay to do it to males???? Not every guy you come across is going to want to take you to dinner and then smash you! Not every guy you come across is going to be a master or experienced when it comes to sex! Not every guy only wants to take advantage of you for his personal needs! And that is something that you should never teach to a girl. And that is exactly what HV is writing about! They are writing about sexual songs and abusive/unhealthy relationships! They are stereotyping males, then saying that girls should offer themselves to nearest boy who wants to get in their pants and it’s even better if they do that if the boy is older because he has more sexual experience.
HV needs to get their shit together because at this point, it’s obvious that even they don’t know what they are writing, talking, or singing about.
Something positive you want to say to Mark Gatiss/Ben Mansfield?
As I am going to be able to give Mark Gatiss and Ben Mansfield (Primeval) a letter or something similar, I wanted to ask you all if you have something POSITIVE you want to tell them (or one of them, it’s gonna be a letter each). If so, just write to me and I’ll write it down and give it to him!
You can either just answer to this post or send something in my inbox - if you do so with your username, I’ll include it, but you can send it anonymously as well, if you like.
I don’t know when exactly I’m going to give it to him, but probably on Thursday (16 Feb) or Friday (17 Feb).
Also - you can also send me things for Ian Hallard (Mark Gatiss’ hubby).
I’d be happy about a signal boost, so more people can see this!
Tagging some people under the cut who might want to see this.
19316 I don’t listen to Hey Violet since I love Julia and Cherri Bomb so much, but I feel bad for Miranda and her departure. I hope that Julia and Miranda can be friends, maybe make some music together? I feel that they could have more potential than Hey Violet/the Lovelis sisters. Either way, best of luck to Miranda.