Okay, well, they don't, but I find even the abstract idea absurd that I am supposed to be appreciative of kids and their singing. To me, that's already two strikes.
But more offensive than their parents who want to fill school auditorium seats with bodies of people who are basically being blackmailed and cajoled to make an appearance is when pop artists bring children into the studio and record them for perpetuity.
No. NO. NO!
In Italy, Loredana Berte is a sacred object. Mad, bonkers, kind of like an aged Courtney Love but a better singer. I admit, sometimes she makes me laugh. Like recently at the San Remo festival, she draped a Che Guevera flag over her balcony in the middle of the town to express her solidarity with those being affected by the austerity measures in Italy. That made me chuckle. And the fact that she continues to harp on about her failed marriage to Bjorn Bjorg cracks me up. But seriously, when it comes to her music, which is sacred as to many people in my circle here I have to draw the line. Case in point; Aqua. Not my cup of tea, but tolerable nonsense. That is until those damn kids come in. I mean seriously, what is she doing? Inflicting those annoying prepubescent voices on the world. And people lapping it up? No!
Lauryn Hill you make my list for your involvement in Sister Act. I don't care how young you were at the time. Michael and Janet Jackson flagrant abusers of this type of audio torture whose many offences can not be listed here. Pink Floyd (well I hate them in general anyway), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Aeroplane! Hope it crashes!), Nelly Furtado (Afraid). I'm sure Mariah Carey is on that list somewhere.
Frankly, the only person I will ever forgive for this is Martika. Toy Soldiers was the bomb! And that video where she had a long wig and a school uniform. AMAZING!!!! Too bad she squandered her significant talents! Curse of the children I am sure!