On the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" Video Remake: Guns Are Not for Kids
By Adventures in Paradise on May 23, 2012
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[Editor's Note: I remember telling my husband that we wouldn't have toy guns in the house. I think an uncle got a Nerf gun for our oldest son's first birthday. I confiscated that mother right away -- but it didn't matter. Every stick, fork and finger became a gun. It still bothers me. Daffodil Campbell at Adventures in Paradise ranted about this very thing after being horrified by a gone-viral-video of kids reenacting the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video. Where do you stand on guns as toys? -Jenna]
Tonight, I sat and watched a tribute to Adam MCA Yauch, a tribute with three little kids re-enacting the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" video that all of my friends are "liking" on Facebook, and I cried. I cried because little kids were shooting (pretend) pistols at other little kids, and mannequins dressed like little kids were being thrown from overpasses and MY GOD PEOPLE WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE? And I wondered what MCA himself would think, seeing little kids dressed up and pretending to shoot guns at each other in honor of his memory and accomplishments. I don't know what he would think, but I can tell you what my reaction was. I was seriously bummed out.
I don't like kids playing with guns.
Here's the video she referenced in her post: