Violence In American Media Influencing Australian Youth Essay

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American music, films and video games have had a great impact on Australian citizens, particularly on young people. These American media products have got negative messages that have been invited to the audiences to engage in. Violent crimes is one of them. As American media continues to take the minds of the innocent and vulnerable, it becomes over powering and Australians are being flooded with negative violent messages. This is influencing Australians to believe that to be a tough, rough criminal is the new in thing and crime rates are escalating rapidly. This American media is such a powerful weapon, it can make lies become truths, and it can change lives. It can make people believe that they are, or can be, anything or anyone.…show more content…
Like scenes from Hannibal Lector where he cuts the top of a persons head, then feeds him his own brain at a dinner.6 Years ago films, games and music has been mostly full of fun and romances, now it’s full of crime and hate. Is it any wonder kids are developing bad temperaments. American media entertainment has shaped many lives, some for good, but most for bad and will continue to for some many years to come. The song called “Get you Gunn” by Marylyn Manson is an example of violence in American media, with lyrics like: “I eat innocent meat, The housewife I will beat, The pro-life I will kill, What you won't do I will, I bash myself to sleep, What you sow I will reap, I scar myself you see, I wish I wasn't me, I am the little stick, You stir me into shit”7 Or the popular gangster rap artist Eminem, with his song “kill you;” “I invented violence, you vile venomous volatile bitches, Texas Chainsaw, left his brains all, dangling from his neck, while his head barely hangs on, Blood, guts, guns, cuts, Knives, lives, wives, nuns, sluts. Bitch I'ma kill you! You don't wanna fuck with me, Girls neither - you ain't nothing but a slut to me, Bitch I'ma kill you!”8 Even just the titles of these violent scream and rap artists music give the impression of violence in American media. Headings like, Murder murder, Don’t give a fuck,
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