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The ways children and adults may respond to media content that contains explicit material
Journalism & Communication
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Introduction Numerous research studies have examined the negative effects of explicit and objectionable media content to the audience especially young children and adolescents. However, in spite of the concerns raised about exposing the audience to these forms of content, media houses and entertainment industries are still selling the content, an indicator of a growing demand for the products in the society.
These programs show objectionable and socially offending content including promiscuity, violence, drug abuse and occultism among others. This paper examines the complaints that objectionable media content has generated, emphasizing on critical analysis of the linkage between the contents and the objections raised by the society. Complaints to objectionable content Various media contents have generated negative criticism from the society. Some of the complaints originate from particular segments of the society while others elicit widespread criticism. In a research study investigating the reactions of the society to objectionable media content, Stephenson (2007) identified religion, race, and culture in addition to sexual orientation as the major factors determining how particular media content is received in the society. In American society, the minority groups have been raising concerns about how their image is portrayed in the media. In the movie industry for instance Adler, et al(2007) noted that most African American males play violent and vulgar roles that portray them as hardcore criminals with an inclination of abusing hard drugs. ...
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