Is Eminem bad influence on teens??

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Croatian

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

#1 Jun 22, 2008
I read many many times, that Eminem is bad influence on todays youth...I am big fan of him and i don"t understand why are people saying that...I am listening to him from when i was 13-14 and now i am 18, in that time i didn"t kill anyone(lol),i didn"t rape any girl and I don"t curse.....I think people don"t like him because he is telling true, about politics , todays parents ,drugs.Yes he was little too hard in his song Kim, but he only sings what he feels and i love and respect him for that... Funny thing is that adults say that Eminem is bad influence to us i didn"t hear and teen who said that..........Many people hate him only because he is white, like Eminem said :(Many people hates me because I"m white, they ignores skills).In some book I don"t remembber name, the topic was 100 enemies of America, and Eminem was 40. enemy of America, maybe I am not drom America but i heard every of his songs and it not makes sense...What the rest of guys think, is he bad influence to teens???
Lauren

Port Alberni, Canada

#2 Jun 23, 2008
Naw, he aint a bad influence on no teens. I been listening to him for awhile, and dont see what the big frickin deal is with him being such a bad influence? Rockstars sware and shit, and MJ raped little kids, aint Eminem never been charged with no rape, he just sings shit to piss people off and that makes himself better.
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Cypress, CA

#3 Apr 10, 2009
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Chris

Boston, MA

#4 Sep 10, 2009
I don't get why parents use Eminem and other things in the media as a reason why their kids do something wrong. He only a bad influence when your kid does something wrong but wouldn't it make sense that if your kids did something good would he be a good influence. See what i mean its a one way street. Basically hes just an excuse parents can use to give a reason to wat their kids did wrong. How a person behaves as they get older is more to do whit their environment than anything. If a kid grows up around drugs and alcohol most likely they r gonna use those things as they grow up. Its even more than just in your home it can be your neighbor hood and city too. So you cant blame all your the wrong things your kids do on a man they may listen to a couple songs a day from. There is still a lot more hours in the day to teach them the right things to do.
Mark Carpenter

Selby, SD

#5 Sep 10, 2009
He had helped me alot through life and i think he is amazing
Aaron

United States

#6 Feb 10, 2010
Eminem... is better then all the black that rappers
fuckedyourmom

Saskatoon, Canada

#8 Feb 26, 2010
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rfe

Perth, Australia

#9 Mar 17, 2010
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sean bailey

Perth, Australia

#11 Mar 17, 2010
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rfe

Perth, Australia

#12 Mar 17, 2010
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truth

Bronx, NY

#13 Apr 29, 2010
relly eminem have not done anny thing to you people to think he is bad,would you not want your children to look up to some one that is saying somthing half-right.i think he just go thrue a hard time in your life and he need to take out that bad energy.
miguel chavez

Kalama, WA

#14 Apr 29, 2010
Eminem is not a bad influence their more famous people out there that are bad influences to like Michael Phelps on drugs , tiger woods’ ,Michael Jackson .Eminem is my idol without him I don’t know how would my life be but it would be boring has hell.
jono says hi

Perth, Australia

#15 May 13, 2010
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#16 May 13, 2010
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Perth, Australia

#17 May 13, 2010
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ana

Arvin, CA

#18 May 20, 2010
eminem is bad influence to all teengers because he is a rapper that talk shit about girls like holes, sluts and alot more
AndrewOne

Herndon, VA

#19 May 24, 2010
I think it is odd for people to call Eminem a bad influence. People are only bad influences to children who can't think for themselves. If a teen or child can think for themselves, then that child would know right from wrong, and not follow in the footsteps of the one spreading a bad example.

And no, Em is not a bad influence. His early stuff had some bad lyrics, but he's completely changed since then. In fact, he says in one of his songs, "Criminal", that he was not a bad influence. In fact, the song even has a lyric saying "Half the **** I say, I say just to make you mad". Also, Em explained that his offensive jokes made in The Slim Shady LP were not meant to be taken seriously.

Also, if you think about it, Eminem has had a positive influence, because he is a caucasian rapper. He was basically the rapper that said any race can do rap, not just African Americans.

He just recently made a song called "Not Afraid" about his bad experience with prescription drugs. So he also encourages young people to not do drugs. He is a good example, and I am angry how an innocent normal rapper from Detroit, Michigan could be so misinterpreted.

P.S. If he was a bad influence, would he be as popular as he is? He's been nominated for Album of the Year twice as of June 2010.
Shanz

Johannesburg, South Africa

#20 Jul 22, 2010
Eminem has been through a lot- i understand that but basically music is meant to be enjoyed. His music is so sad and does it really need to have so many bad words
Jake

Attleboro, MA

#21 Jul 30, 2010
Parents blame Eminem because they don't wanna blame themselves.
Juan

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Jul 31, 2010
Bad Parenting is more of a danger to children than Music, TV and Movies. I've seen how parent's rear their kids by not setting boundaries, parents are the filter. I see it every day and it's a shame. Like I have always said parents are kids worse enemies. One thing that society needs to make clear and it's parents that need drive this point home. We need to stop looking at people on TV, Movies and Sports as role models they don't know who we are. Who is Britney, Paris, Tiger, The kardashian, LeBron they dont care about us. They just entertain us nothing else. Good people in our daily life should be our role models. Stop playing the blame game and put blame where it belongs with each one of us when we screw up.

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