Wal-Mart demands Green Day dumb down ...

Wal-Mart demands Green Day dumb down content, language in top-s...

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from May 21, 2009, titled Wal-Mart demands Green Day dumb down content, language in top-s.... In it, Newsday reports that:

Tickets for Green Day's July 27th show at Madison Square Garden go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

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teddy361

Ramsey, NJ

#1 May 21, 2009
I applaud Green Day's decision not to censor their CD. That is what punk music is all about. To raise awareness about the injustices in governement and corporate America. Shame on you Wal-Mart.
george

United States

#2 May 21, 2009
teddy361 wrote:
I applaud Green Day's decision not to censor their CD. That is what punk music is all about. To raise awareness about the injustices in governement and corporate America. Shame on you Wal-Mart.
You sound like an adolescent moron brought up on gay/liberal propaganda since the days that you were on pablum. Vulgarity and ugliness were never and should never be what makes the world go round. To lower level cretins like yourself, I guess images of eating bugs and vomit are what make you get up in the morning. Rot in the Hell of your own making before the guy upstairs deposits you where you ultimately belong. Get a life and stop worshipping the devil.
kathy lee

United States

#3 May 21, 2009
teddy361 wrote:
I applaud Green Day's decision not to censor their CD. That is what punk music is all about. To raise awareness about the injustices in governement and corporate America. Shame on you Wal-Mart.
Sound like your soul is rotted? What happened in your life that makes you so angry? I would hate to think of what you might do if they reverse Roe vs Wade.
Jason Lee

Brook, IN

#4 May 21, 2009
That's it! I'm going to go pull my pants down in Walmart ala Billie Joe Armstorng as a show of solidarity with Green Day!

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#5 May 21, 2009
george wrote:
<quoted text>You sound like an adolescent moron brought up on gay/liberal propaganda since the days that you were on pablum. Vulgarity and ugliness were never and should never be what makes the world go round. To lower level cretins like yourself, I guess images of eating bugs and vomit are what make you get up in the morning. Rot in the Hell of your own making before the guy upstairs deposits you where you ultimately belong. Get a life and stop worshipping the devil.
Now that is a quite extreme response. Hoping that someone will burn in hell just because you think you know what's in their mind is pretty sick.

I agree with Green Day; they should not change their lyrics to please Wal-Mart. There are plenty of other places you can get the CD, so if someone wants to buy it they'll find another store.
bad john

Longmont, CO

#7 May 21, 2009
i think the bands that have to use foul or questionable language use it to cover flaws in their ability or vocabulary.
shoulsd we become a nation of foul mouthed idiots because "ARTISTS" think they are cutting edge.
this is the only thing i think walmart has done that is worthy.
i listen to classic rock and country all day long-so i am not a prude but frankly rap is not any art form .
i hope the F.C.C starts using their powers on radio and tv before we all sound like greenday
myself i would not accept a free cd from them unless i was going target shooting.

THAt THIS ALBUM IS SO POPULAR SHOWS HOW FAR CIVILIZATION HAS FALLEN
nuff said
Jason Lee

Brook, IN

#8 May 21, 2009
bad john wrote:
i think the bands that have to use foul or questionable language use it to cover flaws in their ability or vocabulary.
shoulsd we become a nation of foul mouthed idiots because "ARTISTS" think they are cutting edge.
this is the only thing i think walmart has done that is worthy.
i listen to classic rock and country all day long-so i am not a prude but frankly rap is not any art form .
i hope the F.C.C starts using their powers on radio and tv before we all sound like greenday
myself i would not accept a free cd from them unless i was going target shooting.
THAt THIS ALBUM IS SO POPULAR SHOWS HOW FAR CIVILIZATION HAS FALLEN
nuff said
As if everyone's Grandpa wasn't saying the exact same alarmist thing when all that "Classic Rock" was new!
bad john

Longmont, CO

#9 May 22, 2009
THERE IS A DEFINATE DIFFERENCE FROM CLASSIC ROCK TO THE DEBRIS THAT IS BEING PASSED OFF AS MUSIC TODAY. these bands are no better than howard stern in a lot of ways.
without the ability to write lyrics that can convay a thought unless they use profanity and ghetto slang -demeaning terms for women they show their lack of intellegence.

sad thing is the women are buying into this garbage!
The Beatles 4 LYF

Canada

#10 Apr 3, 2010
bad john wrote:
THERE IS A DEFINATE DIFFERENCE FROM CLASSIC ROCK TO THE DEBRIS THAT IS BEING PASSED OFF AS MUSIC TODAY. these bands are no better than howard stern in a lot of ways.
without the ability to write lyrics that can convay a thought unless they use profanity and ghetto slang -demeaning terms for women they show their lack of intellegence.
sad thing is the women are buying into this garbage!
Ghetto slang? I don't see how this applies to Green Day in any way, shape or form. The say "bad" words. Oooh, naughty them. I've heard fourth graders say the words they do, so get over yourself.
Tone

Mexico, Mexico

#12 Apr 4, 2010
George, you're a vile, ignorant, intolerant, irrelevant REDNECK!
Johnny Joey and Dee Dee

Milford, CT

#13 Apr 15, 2010
What kind of redneck hillbilly shops for music at Walmart?

Good for Green Day!!!!!
Raven

Jackson Heights, NY

#14 Apr 17, 2010
Personally, I think it's rather stupid if a person can't see past the 'foul language' of an AMAZING band/group to the actual message they present, which is honest and really talks about society today; and just because a bands music happens to have curses in it doesn't mean it's not well written, it just means the persons honestly pissed off, which usually implies they're writing something meaningful.(And I REALLY doubt that there's a person on here who can honestly say they've never cursed before >>; Practice what you preach~)....I feel as though i'm talking in circles, so i apolgize to anyone that actual reads this far down.=/

(Oh, and Green Day isn't rap, which IS rather deplorable, in any way shape or form)
yo momma

Paterson, NJ

#15 Oct 3, 2011
george wrote:
<quoted text>You sound like an adolescent moron brought up on gay/liberal propaganda since the days that you were on pablum. Vulgarity and ugliness were never and should never be what makes the world go round. To lower level cretins like yourself, I guess images of eating bugs and vomit are what make you get up in the morning. Rot in the Hell of your own making before the guy upstairs deposits you where you ultimately belong. Get a life and stop worshipping the devil.
so because he agrees with green day not censoring the album you assume he worships the devil. your a fucking idiot. no one likes rednecks bro. and its their decision whether to do so or not... Besides how is he the idiot. you believe in an old man that flies around in the clouds that created everything from an outdated overrated book.
George

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Oct 3, 2011
Tone wrote:
George, you're a vile, ignorant, intolerant, irrelevant REDNECK!
You are a stupid no good jackass you refried beaner.

“You Jackass !”

Since: Sep 10

Corona, NY

#17 Oct 4, 2011
Guess one can't find Rage Against the Machine at the wallmart. Screw Walmart , screw moral majority Texas too.

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