The song "Blame Canada" from the movie South Park:
Bigger, Longer, and Uncut has been nominated for an Oscar. It
will be performed at the Oscars but it is not known who will
be singing it. The Oscars will be broadcasted on March 26, 2000.
"Blame Canada" bashes Canadian pride. The song blames
Canada for American children having bad behaviour and bad language.
(For another opinion on this issue, check out Lisa
Genaille's response to this article.)
The lyrics of this badly written song were printed with the
announcement of the song being performed. The question is, why
was this song nominated for an Oscar? The United States is blaming
Canada for the so-called Canadian swearing and violence. As for
South Park, the show's contents are full of violence and swearing.
South Park is an American TV show and it promotes all of the
swearing and violence to Canadian children.
South Park is seen basically everywhere in North America.
It is supposed to be an adult TV show but the times that it airs
are early enough for children to watch here in Canada and the
United States. Look at the Canadian shows: North of 60, Witness,
Red Green, DaVinci's Inquest and Smoke Signals and compare those
to these American TV shows, South Park, Tom Greene, Simpsons
and WWF. The facts are shocking when they prove that Canadian
TV shows contain less swearing and inappropriate violence than
U.S TV shows. The shows that are broadcasted on Canadian TV are
mostly American syndicated TV shows bought from U.S networks.
If we are the cause of American children swearing, it is probably
because of watching American TV shows, especially South Park.
As for the song, "Blame Canada", this song discriminates
the view of Canada as being violent. Question: "Quick, name
a country that's dropped atomic bombs on real, live people! Hint:
It rhymes with Bunited Strates of Bamerica. Hopefully this song
would make the U.S come to realize that they nominated the wrong
song as it continues to display hatred towards Canadians and
it adds to the racism of other countries and people.